These documents have been evaluated and approved by the Distance Education Committee and the Academic Senate. In addition some resources are links to best practices at other organizations that are highly recognized for delivering effective online education.
Administrative Procedure 4105 Distance Education: This policy includes the definition of distance education, distance education delivery modalities, course approval process, regulations regarding "regular and effective contact."
OEI Course Design Rubric: Approved for adoption at Cuesta College in Fall 2015 and developed / updated by the Online Education Initiative. The Rubric is intended to establish standards relating to course design, interaction and collaboration, assessment, learner support, and accessibility in order to ensure the provision of a high quality learning environment that promotes student success and conforms to existing regulations.
Academic Honesty and Standards of Conduct: This document provides students with an an understanding of acceptable conduct and academic honesty. Please provide your students with a link to this page, or share on your course syllabus.
Best Practices for Distance Education Pedagogical Readiness for Faculty: This document provides recommendations regarding faculty standards for pedagogical readiness.
Best Practices for Distance Education Technology Readiness for Faculty: This document provides recommendations regarding faculty standards for technology literacy and readiness.
DE Syllabus Standards: Approved by the Academic Senate in Fall 2015. These standards will help improve communication with students in DE courses.