Mission and Goals
Distance Education Mission
The mission of the distance education initiative is to increase opportunities for our diverse student population by offering flexible and innovative instruction via technology. In keeping with the mission of the College, the distance education initiative is committed to meeting the changing needs of our community by developing distance learning opportunities that increase student access, support student success, and provide quality instruction in general, transfer, career, and basic skills education, while also fostering relationships between faculty, staff and students.
Distance Education Goals for 2013-2014
Goal #1: Broaden distance education course offerings to meet the needs of Cañada students.
Objective 1.1: Determine the overarching goals of the College in terms of distance education.
Objective 1.2: Continue to monitor online offerings and enrollment to allow planning for future offerings. Share the reflections with Deans and faculty to ensure planning and scheduling allow growth as indicated by the data review.
Objective 1.3: Continue to survey our students to determine which students are looking for on-line education and which courses they would be taking.
Goal #2: Develop a community of well-trained DE faculty members.
Objective 2.1: Continue to provide training and support for faculty interested in teaching via distance education.
Objective 2.2: Work with and through the district DEAC to coordinate faculty development through STOT training and through @One.
Objective 2.3: Encourage faculty to attend DE conferences and share their experience with their colleagues.
Objective 2.4: Update and share the Distance Education Handbook with faculty.
Objective 2.5: Finalize and implement the faculty checklist for distance education assignments.
Objective 2.6: Develop plan to fund distance education training and the instructional designer once funding from Measure G ends.
Goal #3: Increase student awareness, retention, and success.
Objective 4.1: Continue to routinely assess and review the performance of students in online compared to face-to-face classes.
Objective 4.2: Continue to monitor services to students enrolled in distance education to ensure access to services.
Objective 4.3: Recruit and train a cadre of student tutors for online tutoring with an emphasis on writing and math.
Objective 4.4: Assess the usage and effectiveness of online tutoring.