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Distance Education Planning Committee

Purpose

To plan and recommend innovative and creative opportunities that use distance learning to meet the diverse needs of the District’s students; to serve as a resource to the Distance Education department; to engage with and make recommendations to the Academic Senate, faculty, staff and administrators in matters of policy, practice and pedagogy regarding distance learning and technology-enhanced instruction.

Mission

The Distance Education planning Committee (DEPC) serves as a resource to the Distance Education program by engaging with and making recommendations to the Academic Senate, faculty, staff and administrators in matters of policy, practice and pedagogy regarding distance learning and technology-enhanced instruction. DEPC also recommends and coordinates planning for Distance Education resources and training district-wide.

Membership

Name Designation Constituency Group Appointment
Term Ends
Mark Winter
DE Director  Management (Co-Chair) Ex-Officio Continuous
Lisa Sayles
DE Faculty Coordinator 
Faculty (Co-Chair)
Ex-Officio
Continuous
Rianne Connor Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid Management Ex-Officio
Continuous
Reno Giovannetti Instructional Technologist Classified Ex-Officio
Continuous
James Hays Information Systems Technology Classified
Ex-Officio Continuous
Mark Renner DN; CIS & Geology
Faculty Senate As appointed
Philip Mancus DN; Sociology
Faculty Senate
As appointed
Wendy Riggs Eureka; Biology
Faculty Senate
As appointed
Stephanie Burres Administrative Support

Continuous
Vacant Student Student ASCR As appointed

Committee History

The DEPC began in September 2014 replacing the DE Advisory Committee.

Typical Tasks

Provide leadership to the institution's Distance Education programs including:

  • Faculty certification of online instruction
  • Accreditation
  • Instructional support
  • Technology support
  • Eureka Main Campus
  • 7351 Tompkins Hill Rd
  • Eureka, CA 95501
  • 707-476-4100
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