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Mesa Distance Education Committee
Mesa Distance Education Committee

Mesa Distance Education Committee


Purpose

The Faculty/Staff Committee on Distance Education shall be responsible for:

• Alerting faculty to State and District online education policy matters;
• Providing a forum for discussing online instructional issues;
• Directing faculty to resources that support best practices and guidelines in online pedagogy;
• Scheduling and advertising Flex presentations and other professional development opportunities for
  faculty and staff in the use of Canvas, online classes and online pedagogy;
• Conducting periodic surveys of faculty and staff about the satisfaction level of online classes among
   students, faculty and staff; advising the Academic Senate of any needed action with regard to
   Distance Learning.
• Helping to develop policies for evaluation of online instruction.

Type: Governance

Reports to: Academic Senate

Meets: Every 3rd Thursday, 10am-11:30 am  |  View Agendas & Minutes


Goals

  1. Track trends, policies, and changes in Distance Education at the district and state levels, and share that information with Mesa faculty and staff.
  2. Support and advocate for distance education faculty, and for the continuous improvement of our DE program, with the understanding that Distance Education is a key component of Mesa’s mission to be the leading college of equity & excellence.
  3. Report to the Academic Senate and the President’s Cabinet regarding distance education issues and needs.
  4. Develop or contribute to professional learning opportunities that prioritize equity, access, and student success in online course design, including but not limited to:
    - Supporting the creation of a Mesa College Online teaching and Learning Certificate
    - Supporting the continuous development of Mesa-specific, cohort based professional development opportunities for DE faculty.

Membership 2021-2022

  • (1) Representative from Classified Staff or Faculty
       
  • Cara Smulevitz,
  • Assistant Professor, Fine Arts
  • Katie Palacios
  • Assistant Professor, Instructional Designer
  • (1) Administrator
       
  • Andrew MacNeill
    Dean, School of Learning Resources and Academic Support.
  • (1) Representative
       
  • Student
    New Area (copy this line for new members)
  • (8) Representatives - one Faculty and one Classified Staff must be represented
       
  • Stephanie Colby
    Faculty, Math & Science
  • Christina Crosby
    Faculty, Social & Behaviorial Sciences)
  • Maureen Curry
    Faculty, Arts & Languages
  • Christine DuPraw
    Faculty, Health Sciences & Public Service
  • Tasha Frankie
    Faculty, Business & Technology
  • Dwayne Gergens
    Faculty, Math & Sciences
  • Alison Gurganus
    Faculty, Learning Resources & Academic Support
  • Mariam Kushkaki
    Faculty, Humanities
  • Kim Lacher
    Faculty, Humanities
  • Thekima Mayasa
    Faculty, Social & Behaviorial Sciences)
  • Rachel Russell
    Faculty, Business & Technology
  • Lindsay Samaniego
    Faculty, Exercise Science
  • Kelly Spoon
    Faculty, Math & Sciences
  • Lauren Wade
    Faculty, Business & Technology
  • Classified Staff
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  •    
  • Cara Smulevitz
  • Faculty, Fine Arts
  • (3) Classified or Faculty Representative
    (1) Other representatives
  • Madeleine Hinkes
    Dean, Institutional Effectiveness
  • Taj George
    Administrative Technician, Administrative Services
  • Dina Miyoshi
    Faculty, Psychology
  • Genevieve Esguerra
    Student Affairs
  • New Membership
    New Area (copy this line for new members)
  • (3) Classified or Faculty Representative
    (1) Other representatives
  • Madeleine Hinkes
    Dean, Institutional Effectiveness
  • Taj George
    Administrative Technician, Administrative Services
  • Dina Miyoshi
    Faculty, Psychology
  • Genevieve Esguerra
    Student Affairs
  • New Membership
    New Area (copy this line for new members)
  • (x) Classified or Faculty Representative
    (x) Other representatives
  • Madeleine Hinkes
    Dean, Institutional Effectiveness
  • Taj George
    Administrative Technician, Administrative Services
  • Dina Miyoshi
    Faculty, Psychology
  • Genevieve Esguerra
    Student Affairs
  • New Membership
    New Area (copy this line for new members)
  • (3) Classified or Faculty Representative
    (1) Other representatives
  • Madeleine Hinkes
    Dean, Institutional Effectiveness
  • Taj George
    Administrative Technician, Administrative Services
  • Dina Miyoshi
    Faculty, Psychology
  • Genevieve Esguerra
    Student Affairs
  • New Membership
    New Area (copy this line for new members)
  • (3) Classified or Faculty Representative
    (1) Other representatives
  • Madeleine Hinkes
    Dean, Institutional Effectiveness
  • Taj George
    Administrative Technician, Administrative Services
  • Dina Miyoshi
    Faculty, Psychology
  • Genevieve Esguerra
    Student Affairs
  • New Membership
    New Area (copy this line for new members)

Additional Information

Please visit our page frequently for any updates or new information.

* DE Webpage Representative:  Ailene Crakes