Whereas, The Title 5 language around distance education classes has not been updated since 2008, and significant changes have occurred during that time that warrant a reexamination and updating of the language;
Whereas, The Distance Education and Educational Technology Advisory Committee (DEETAC) has proposed changes to Title 5 §§55200-55210 regarding requirements for distance education classes, and those changes were sent to the field for comment; and
Whereas, The new Title 5 language around regular and substantive interaction and the definition of distance education complies with both the federal and the Accrediting Commission of Colleges and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) language about distance education courses;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges endorse the changes to Title 5 §§55200-55210 regarding distance education classes.
1. Proposed Title 5 §§55200-55210: https://asccc.org/file/proposed-changes-title-5docx