Distance Education Committee

SJCC Distance Education Committee

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To develop policies and promote practices that contribute to the quality and growth of distance education at San Jose City College.


A. The committee will support student success in Distance Education by making recommendations to the Academic Senate, College Advisory Council, and College President regarding: 

  1. Curriculum and instruction, evaluation and assessment, course design, accessibility, technology, infrastructure, and academic support services that affect all modes of distance education course delivery 
  2. Accreditation, Title 5 and ADA compliance 
  3. Ongoing faculty development and training in the areas of pedagogy and technology 
  4. Online student support and training 
  5. Updating the Distance Education Handbook 

B. Make recommendations to the IPCC:

  1. Regarding the D.E. supplement Form
  2. Upon request, about Distance Education as an appropriate mode of learning


Updates to the Faculty Distance Education Handbook were presented to the Academic Senate on 11/20/19 and approved for distribution.


6 Faculty – Academic Senate Approval - voting members 
1 Classified Professional – Job related or Classified Senate approval - non-voting 
2 Academic Administrators: President approval - Deans, VPAA - voting members 
2 Students - Student Government designees - non-voting 
The membership consists of at least six (6) faculty assigned by Academic Senate, the VPAA, and up to two (2) other academic administrators, up to two (2) classified members assigned by Classified Senate, up to two (2) students assigned by Student Government, all with interest or background in Distance Education. Per the Academic Senate constitution, there may be no more than 1/2 as many administrators as faculty. The Chair of IPCC or designee shall be an ex-officio member (non-voting). 
The Committee reserves the right to request that the Academic Senate replace members who fail to attend three consecutive committee meetings with unexcused absences in a single semester.   

The consensus model shall be used for making recommendations. 


The consensus model shall be used for making recommendations.


The Distance Education Committee meets once a month on Monday at 3:30 - 5:00 pm via Zoom  (links are sent out prior to each meeting)

All are welcome to attend. 

1st and 3rd Monday of each month 

  • September 21
  • October 5
  • October 19
  • November 2
  • November 16
  • December 7

​​For more information regarding Distance Education at SJCC, please check out the Faculty & Staff>"Faculty Online Learning Resources" page.



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