Faculty Governance

Online Education Council

The Online Education Council (OEC), a faculty governance committee, is charged with overseeing the development and delivery of all online and hybrid courses and programs (aka "distance delivered" courses).  The committee approves all distance delivered courses, often through an abbreviated curriculum process (See Procedures and Policies below).  In partnership with the Provost Office, the committee ensures that all faculty teaching a distance delivered course has experience and/or training in online pedagogy.  Training is provided through the Pew Faulty Teaching and Learning Center in affiliation with the instructional designers in the office of Information Technology.  A full list of the OEC's responsibilities can be found in the Faculty Handbook at (2.01.4.j).

Changes to Online/Hybrid Course Definitions [updated 08 12 15]
Policies and Procedures for Online Curriculum Development and Delivery [updated 08 1215]
OEC Exemplar [updated 10 19 15]

Faculty Peer Review Rubric for Online and Hybrid Courses [added 09 27 16]

The committee encourages faculty to send students to the Online Information for Students site prior to the beginning of the semester, where students can self-assess his or her readiness to take a hybrid or online course.

Faculty Development Opportunities
Several times each semester FTLC offers training on how to engage students in online and hybrid courses, with levels ranging from beginning to advanced.  Please visit the Faculty Resources for Online Education  website for a complete list of dates and times.


     Robert Adams (Chair)
     Maria Cimitile (ex officio)
     Erica Hamilton
     Sue Korzinek (ex officio)
     Christine Rener (ex officio)
     Mark Staves
     Graduate Student Representative (TBA)


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