Technology in Education: A Summary of Practical Policy and Workload Language

Distance Learning
Educational Policies Committee

This position paper of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges examines practical issues in the area of technology in education and provides a sample of possible policy and contract language. It is the fourth in a recent series of related papers that have addressed academic freedom in a more general setting, instructor-student contact in distance education, and foundations of privacy and copyright in a technological world. This paper discusses details of technology implementation in both the academic and the collective bargaining setting. It concentrates on faculty issues and viewpoints, although several of the topics examined has parallel implications for students. Individual institutions will decide on a case-by-case basis which issues belong in an academic policy setting and which belong in contract language.