Supporting Effective, Accountable Online Learning

Welcome to MVC's Distance Education Committee (DEC). As a subcommittee of the Academic Senate, the DEC advises the Senate and related Curriculum Committee on all matters related to distance education/online learning, and coordinates and provides distance education training for faculty and classified professionals.

Mission

With regard to distance education, our mission is to promote sound course design, professional development, DE student support, and delivery of credit courses to meet the educational needs of our students in proactive and accommodative ways. We also seek to ensure that distance education faculty are well-prepared to confidently develop and deliver high-quality, stimulating, and academically rich courses, providing students a challenging and edifying educational experience.

Meetings

The Distance Education Committee follows the most recent Governance Committee Meeting Calendar. Unless otherwise noted, the committee meets on the second and fourth Tuesday from 12:50 - 1:50 pm during the fall and spring terms.
DATE TIME LOCATION
September 12 12:50 - 1:50 pm LIB 205 or Zoom
September 26 12:50 - 1:50 pm LIB 205 or Zoom
October 10 12:50 - 1:50 pm LIB 205 or Zoom
October 24 12:50 - 1:50 pm LIB 205 or Zoom
November 14 (cancelled) -- --
November 28 12:50 - 1:50 pm LIB 205 or Zoom
DATE TIME LOCATION

February 20

12:50 - 1:50 pm LIB 205 or Zoom

March 12

12:50 - 1:50 pm LIB 205 or Zoom

March 26

12:50 - 1:50 pm LIB 205 or Zoom

April 16 (Cancelled)

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April 30

12:50 - 1:50 pm LIB 205 or Zoom

May 14

12:50 - 1:50 pm LIB 205 or Zoom

May 28

12:50 - 1:50 pm LIB 205 or Zoom

Members

As a standing committee of the Academic Senate, the DEC is comprised of voting faculty and non-voting Distance Education professionals, faculty, administrators and student representatives.
  • Carrie Patterson, Faculty Co-Chair
  • Kari Richards-Dinger, Mathematics
  • Laura Dunphy, Business
  • Lisa Hausladen, Health and Human Services
  • Jim Lambert, Public Safety
  • Siobhan Feeney, Natural Sciences
  • Adam Felton, Humanities, Education, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Barry McNaughton, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Fernando Nahon, Communication, English, & World Languages
  • Terrie Hawthorne, Counseling
  • Debbi Renfrow, Library and Learning Resources
  • Cristian Barrera, Student Representative (ASMVC)
  • Torria Davis, Interim Dean of Distance Education
  • DJ Hawkins, Interim Assistant Director, Instructional Design
  • Joe Gonzales, Disability Support Services
  • Norma Martinez, Communication, English & World Languages
  • Kyla Rankin, Humanities, Education, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Michael Schwartz, Communication, English, & World Languages
  • Adviye Tolunay, Humanities, Education, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Jennifer Willey, Communication, English & World Languages
  • Sara Yerushalmian, Humanities, Education, Social and Behavioral Sciences