Online Education Committee

Status/former name
DE Task Force

The Online Education Committee informs and makes recommendations to the Academic Senate Executive Committee and the faculty regarding policies and practices in online education and educational technology. The Committee supports quality and equitable online education and the effective use of educational technology by researching issues, writing background and position papers, and making presentations at plenary sessions and other events as needed.  When appropriate, the Committee interacts with Senate standing committees, advocates for policies, and proposes resolutions.

Current Members
Member Term
Amber Gillis 2022-23 Chair
Michelle Bean 2022-23
LaQuita Jones 2022-23
Monica Ambalal 2022-23
Mohamed Sharif-Idiris 2022-23
Jessica Bush 2022-23
Benny Ng 2022-23
Rebecca Orozco 2022-23
Academic Year Meetings

September 6, 2022

October 26, 2022

November 30, 2022

December 14, 2022

Current Agendas/minutes


Title Session Year Sort ascending Category
Faculty Responsibility for Equitable, Accessible Learning Environments Spring 2022 General Concerns
Advocate for the Protection of Online Learning Integrity Spring 2022 General Concerns
Ensuring Adequate Online Education Support for California Community College Faculty and Students Spring 2022 Local Senates
Support Independent Course Alignment for California Virtual Campus Badging Spring 2021 Curriculum
Equitable Access to Technology Fall 2021 Technology
Include Meeting Times and Synchronous Designation for Synchronous Online Classes in Class Schedules Fall 2020 Technology
Ensure the Accessibility of Educational Materials Spring 2019 Curriculum
Academic Senate Involvement in Online Teaching Conference Planning Fall 2019 Consultation with the Chancellor's Office
Small and Rural College Participation in Online Education Initiative Course Exchange Spring 2018 Consultation with the Chancellor's Office
Effective Practices in Online Communication Courses Spring 2018 Curriculum
Effective Practices in Online Lab Science Courses Spring 2018 Curriculum
Local Adoption of the California Virtual Campus – Online Education Initiative Course Design Rubric Fall 2018 Curriculum
Expand System-wide Online Educational Opportunities Fall 2017 Curriculum
Using Savings from Adopting Canvas Spring 2017 Technology
Update the 2008 Technology Paper Spring 2016 Technology
Support for Authorization Reciprocity Agreements Fall 2015 Consultation with the Chancellor's Office
Ensuring Accurate Information in the California Virtual Campus Catalog Fall 2015 Consultation with the Chancellor's Office
Creation of Local Online Education Rubrics Fall 2015 Curriculum
Definition of Regular, Effective, and Substantive Contact Fall 2015 Curriculum
Professional Guidelines and Effective Practices for Using Publisher Generated Course Materials Fall 2015 Curriculum
Explore Participation in State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) for Distance Education Offerings Spring 2014 Consultation with the Chancellor's Office
Conditions of Enrollment for Online Instruction Spring 2013 Curriculum
Investigate and Determine Appropriateness of Massive Open Online Courses Spring 2013 Curriculum
Aligning Attendance Accounting for Credit Distance Education Courses with Credit Onsite Courses Spring 2013 General Concerns
Certification of Faculty to Teach Distance Education Courses Spring 2013 Professional Standards



Past members

Past Members
Term: 2021-22
Member Term Sort ascending
Christopher Cardona 2021-22
Steven Han 2021-22
Daniel Scott 2021-22
Kandace Knudson 2021-22
Jamie Alonzo 2021-22
Michelle Pacansky-Brock 2021-22
Karen Chow 2021-22 Chair
Stephanie Curry 2021-22
Malinni Roeun 2021-22
Term: 2020-21
Member Term Sort ascending
Robert Stewart 2020-21 Chair
Silvester Henderson 2020-21
Kandace Knudson 2020-21
Dan Barnett 2020-21
Rosemary Nurre 2020-21
Dylan Altman 2020-21
Maria Guzman 2020-21
Tina Ramsey 2020-21

Past Agenda/minutes