Institutional Committees at College of San Mateo - Distance Education and Educational Technology Committee
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Institutional Committees
Distance Education and Educational Technology Committee


The immediate and long-term future of distance education and educational technology involves the merging and integration of many forms of teaching, learning, communication and adaptive technologies. These technologies include onsite educational technology and distance learning tools and systems. The Distance Education and Educational Technology Committee (DEETC) advises the College of San Mateo (CSM) administration on policy and plans for the academic use of these technologies, and makes recommendations to the Vice President of Instruction, who administers Distance Education for faculty and is therefore responsible for the implementation of the Institutional Planning Committee (IPC) approved Distance Education plan.

The CSM Distance Education and Educational Technology Committee facilitates the development of distance learning instruction in response to student and community needs, and the latest developments and standards in Educational Technology. The committee is committed to supporting faculty and students in obtaining training in the use of appropriate technology for teaching and learning, both in the classroom and online. The committee evaluates current and emerging resources and educational technology used to instruct, support, and educate CSM Distance Education and on-campus students to determine what changes or improvements need to be made to meet the needs of our faculty and students, and makes recommendations based on these evaluations.

The goals of the committee are to:
  1. Help shape a college vision of distance education;
  2. Provide direction for integrating educational technology into all on-campus and distance education courses and programs;
  3. Guide departments, faculty and staff towards an efficient, effective, and consistent use of educational technology
  4. Recommend policies for quality and academic rigor of all distance education classes;
  5. Encourage faculty to participate in and make recommendations on the development of courses, course materials, and the use of appropriate educational technology;
  6. Help guide student accessibility and promote distance education courses as a viable option for pursuing educational goals;
  7. Develop procedures, in consultation with the Vice President of Instruction, reflective of the specifications of Title V, the ACCJC and Department of Education guidelines for educational technology and online instruction.
  8. Make recommendations to provide centralized online access to all student support services and resources - library, counseling, financial aid.
  9. Make recommendations to provide online support for students, such as creating an online readiness course for students struggling to use educational technology.


Name Representation  Email AddressOffice Phone 
Alexis Alexander Faculty (650) 574-6271
Laura Skaff Title 3 Program Services Coordinator (650) 574-6433
Stephanie Alexander Library (650) 574-6152
Tracy DeVille Faculty (650) 574-6236
Tamara Hom EOPS (650) 574-6151
Jennifer Mendoza Learning Center Director (650) 574-6572
Eileen O'Brien Counselor (650) 574-6619

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