The role of the Distance Learning Council (DLC) is to provide a review and approval mechanism for both existing and proposed online/distance programs. Like the Undergraduate Council and the Graduate Council, the DLC serves as a means for review and approval of new certificate and degree programs, but confining its scrutiny to the aspects of the program that involve online/distance learning. Any program that provides an opportunity to earn the majority of the degree online must be reviewed by the DLC.
The focus of the council is on those aspects of any degree proposal related to online/distance education, including delivery methods, faculty and student support, assessment, technology resources, financial arrangements, and other matters as relevant. The DLC also periodically reviews all existing programs to make sure they are compliant with the standards being used to examine new programs. In addition, the DLC will oversee a registry of all distance learning degree and certificate programs being offered across the entire campus.
Questions about the DLC
Contact Kathy Keairns (firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.871.4156)
List of University of Denver Distance/Online and Blended programs for the 2017-2018 Academic Year.
About this Portfolio
Main Table of Contents
About Us – Membership and DLC Background Information
Forms/Procedures – DLC Program Review Criteria, Forms, DLC Review Procedures
Annual Report – 2016 DLC Report and Survey Summary
Support - DU's Online Learning Training & Support Services
Resources - Online Education Organizations & Online Education News
Distance/online education is a method of teaching where the student and instructor are separated by time or space, or both.
For the purposes of the Distance Learning Council, distance learning is further defined as a formal educational process in which more than half (51%) of the contact hours occur when student and instructor are not in the same place. Instruction may be synchronous or asynchronous. Distance learning may employ any combination of correspondence study, audio, video, or computer and other online technologies.
A blended program is defined as a degree or certificate program through which a student can earn 25% or more of the degree or certificate through distance courses.