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Distance Education & Technology

The Distance Education and Technology Committee shall be concerned with matters regarding technology as it impacts instruction and instructional needs. The committee provides guidance in distance education and reviews courses for quality, integrity, and effectiveness.

Responsible to: Academic Senate and liaison to the District Technology Committee

Membership: The committee shall consist of the following members:

Academic Senate

Voting members:

  • One faculty chair, Academic Senate Member and current DTC member
  • Academic Senate member, Distance Education Coordinator
  • Academic Senate member, Faculty Librarian
  • Academic Senate member
  • Academic Senate member
  • Academic Senate member
  • Academic Senate member
  • Academic Senate member


Voting members:

  • Classified Representative: Distance Education Technician 
  • Classified Representative: appointed by the Classified Senate President
  • Student Representative: appointed by the ASNVC President

Non-voting members:

Dean of Distance Education or Academic Dean as determined by the Administrative Co-Chair


The Distance Education and Technology Committee (DETC) shall:

  1. Review and recommend resources for face-to-face and online classroom technology assistance.
  2. Survey and prioritize instructional technology needs.
  3. Co-develop and advise on IT outreach and training for faculty.
  4. Recommend, monitor, and review educational software.
  5. Develop and recommend technology standards for the District in all areas related to face-to-face and online instruction.
  6. Develop and recommend guidelines for classroom technology crisis management and response.
  7. Make recommendations and advocate for funding with respect to the acquisition of new/or replacement technology, including faculty computers, classroom technology, infrastructure and special equipment related to face-to-face and online instruction.
  8. Regularly review and publish guidelines for best practices in distance education.
  9. Assist with assessment of how distance education meets accreditation standards and make recommendations as needed.
  10. Coordinate and schedule peer observation course reviews once every 6 years for each faculty member teaching in the mode of distance education.

Committee Members

  • Chair: Jessica Amato
  • AS members: Cathy Gillis (DE Coordinator), Erin Quealy, Maricel Rossi, Aaron DiFranco, Jessica Amato, Sarah Davis, Claudette Shatto
  • Dean: Chris Farmer
  • Student Rep: Melissa Uribe Romero
  • Classified Reps: Brandon Tofanelli (DE Technician), Amanda Frost

Meeting Information Spring 2024

The committee typically meets on the third Monday of the month from 12:30-1: 30 p.m. in room 1770.

All agendas and supporting documents can be found in BoardDocs.