It was suggested to investigate the work that the OEI is piloting as there is a workgroup piloting considerable work regarding effective practices in conducting online tutoring. 2017 - 18: The chair will follow up with the co-chair of OEI (Cheryl Aschenbach) to see what progress has been made in this area. Then the committee will consider how best to address this resolution, particularly since it is more than 9 years old.
Whereas, Distance education has become a significant portion of California community college offerings, and parallel and equivalent services need to be offered to all students;
Whereas, Online academic tutoring services for distance education students are being implemented across the state as online programs expand; and
Whereas, Tutoring services are an effective means of supporting students, and faculty are concerned with student success and academic quality;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges research and prepare a paper that addresses effective and non-effective practices for establishing online tutoring programs. MSC Disposition: Local Senates