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Distance Education and Information Technology (DEIT)

Committee Charge

Definition

The Distance Education and Information Technology (DEIT) Committee is the participatory governance committee responsible for overseeing matters related to distance education and information technology. It is housed under the Student Learning and Instructional Support branch of the Participatory Governance Council.

Purpose

The DEIT Committee meets as required (usually one time/month during the fall and spring semesters) to:

  • Provide recommendations and ongoing coordination of the College's activities related to technology and distance education policies, priorities, funding, resource allocation, planning, and implementation.
  • Provide a single point of contact for communicating the status of issues related to technology and distance education.
  • Provide input to the district-wide activities performed by various technology and distance education task groups so that CRC interests are included in the decision-making process regarding these areas.
  • DEIT members are committed to the equity-minded decision making process being formalized by the college. Until then, members will apply equity-mindedness as defined by USCs Center for Urban Education when making decisions related to information technology and distance education.

Areas of Responsibility

The committee shall:

  • Provide input and facilitate the approval of the Information Technology Master Plan, which is regularly revised by the Library and Technology Services (LTS) dean, IT Supervisor, and relevant IT staff for the evaluation, implementation and utilization of technology at CRC.
  • Provide input and facilitate the approval of the Distance Education Master Plan, which is regularly revised by the LTS dean, DE Coordinator, DEIT faculty tri-chair, and other relevant stakeholders for the evaluation and implementation of distance education at CRC.
  • Act as the advisory group for the development of and preparation for facilities plans and capital outlay projects as they relate to technology and distance education, including the review and ranking of COB-IT requests generated from unit plans on a biennial basis.
  • Communicate college and district technology standards issues related to hardware, software, access, and procedures to the campus community.

The faculty tri-chair shall:

  • Coordinate DEIT meetings; e.g., agenda preparation, proofreading of announcements, and meeting facilitation.
  • Prepare memos or policy statements on any key distance education issues requiring lead faculty opinion, e.g. privacy guidelines for synchronous interactions.
  • Coordinate with the Resources Committee for the review, point assignment, and ranking by DEIT members of COB-IT requests generated from unit plans on a biennial basis.
  • Establish appropriate task groups to address relevant issues related to IT or DE; e.g. establishing professional development recommendations for faculty new to teaching online.
  • Serve as liaison to the Academic Senate, including presenting a fall semester planning report and an end-of-year summary of achieved goals.
  • Serve as liaison to the Student Learning and Instructional Support Committee.
  • Serve as informal liaison to the Resources Committee as related to the COB-IT process.

Committee Membership

General Membership

The committee uses a tri-chair model for its leadership, with the dean of LTS serving as the administrative tri-chair. The other tri-chairs are Appointees of the Academic and Classified Senate Presidents in consultation with the College President.

In the interest of continuity, there will be a succession process wherein a faculty and classified chair-elect is identified, the current chair-elect becomes the chair, and the current chair becomes the past-chair. This will occur on a two-year cycle.

Faculty Membership

Up to 20 faculty members, equitably distributed by CAC/division/department can serve, with at least one member from each CAC/division, including the Elk Grove Center. No more than two members shall be from the same department. Faculty members shall be designated by the Academic Senate President in consultation with the College President.

Administrative Membership

Up to four Administrative members, not including the tri-chair, shall be designated by the College President, in consultation with the College management team.

Classified Professional Membership

Up to four Classified Professional members, not including the tri-chair, shall be designated by the Classified Senate President, in consultation with the College President.

Student Membership

Up to two Student members shall be designated by the Associated Student Government president, in consultation with the College President.

Voting Guidelines

All members have voting rights. A quorum consisting of 50% overall membership with representation from faculty, classified, and administration membership is necessary for voting on and/or approving decision items.

Members

Tri-Chairs

Dr. Markus Geissler
Faculty Tri-Chair

Stephen McGloughlin
Administrative Tri-Chair

Andrey Chepurnoy
Classified Tri-Chair

Faculty
  • Jorge Baca
  • Sherie Coelho
  • Pat Crandley
  • Anna Davtian
  • Marjorie Duffy
  • Markus Geissler
  • Rubina Gulati
  • Elizabeth Huffman
  • Mun Kang
  • Brandon Muranaka
  • Thien Huong Ninh
  • Pat Rogan
  • Cindy Stanphill
  • Jena Trench
  • Min Zeng
Classified
  • Shelly Charron
  • Andrey Chepurnoy
Administration
  • Michael Lawlor
  • Joel Powell
  • Chris Raines
  • Tyler Rollins
Students
  • TBD

Meeting Information

Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month from 3:00 to 4:00 pm.