Check the box if the course already has a DE component, or you are petitioning to add a DE component. This will open additional required fields.
- If you are removing DE options, make sure to delete the information before you uncheck the DE box.
Distance education is regulated by title 5, chapter 6, subchapter 3, starting with section 55200. Distance Education is defined in section 55200 as instruction in which the instructor and student are separated by distance and interact through communication technology. All distance education is subject to the general requirements of Title 5, Division 6, Chapter 6, as well as the specific requirements of subchapter 3, article 1.
These regulations refer to all courses that are developed with the intent that individual classes or sections, or any portion of the course, may be scheduled as distance education instead of traditional, face‐to‐face instruction. This includes courses referred to as “hybrid” which combine traditional, face-to-face instruction and distance education with either synchronous or asynchronous instructor‐student interaction through communication technology.
- Courses are only considered hybrid or online if some of the regularly scheduled hours are replaced. A course that meets for all scheduled hours face-to-face is not DE, no matter how much the instructor utilizes Canvas. That would be considered a web-enhanced course, not distance education.
Select all delivery methods that apply. Based on your selections, different data fields may be required below.
- Online: A course that uses web-based tools and in which 100% of the instruction and interaction between instructor and student is done online.
- Will proctored face-to-face tests be included? (This is still consistent with AP 4105's definition of fully online courses.)
- Hybrid: A course that replaces some, but not all, face-to-face class time with web-based tools; see college DE Handbook for scheduling guidelines.
- Select the appropriate hybrid configuration(s)
- Provide an explanation of the purpose of face-to face meetings (e.g., hands-on labs, field trips, face-to-face exams) and how the configuration of hours is appropriate for the course.
- Check your College DE Handbook for additional scheduling guidelines for hybrid courses.
- Broadcast Education: One-way and two-way transmissions through open broadcast, closed circuit, cable, microwave, broadband lines, fiber optics, satellite, or wireless communications devices.
This section assists the DE and Curriculum Committees in the local approval process:
- Have all discipline faculty been part of the discussion to add DE? If not, explain how the decision was reached.
- Provide a detailed rationale for offering the course through DE.
- Discuss the challenges you anticipate for offering this course as DE.