Curriculum Committee Review of Distance Learning Courses and Sections

Curriculum Committee

The requirements for offering courses or sections of courses in distance learning model were changed substantively. These changes included such key components as class size, instructor-student contact, and methods for apportionment. As part of the process of monitoring the impact of these changes, the regulations require local curriculum committees to separately review and approve courses and sections taught in distance learning mode. Guidelines were also established which include data collection and an annual report to the local board of trustees. (Appendix A contains both the regulations and the guidelines.) The purpose of this paper is to recommend to local curriculum committees the basis upon which their review and approval might be accomplished.