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 2016-2017 Academic Year.
November 7-11, 2016
In honor of NDLW, the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) will be hosting several FREE webinars beginning on November 7, 2016. Sample topics include:
Visit the National Distance Learning Week page on the USDLA website to view all events and to register.
More NDLW Events and Resources from the Online Learning Consortium (OLC)!
Note: DU has an institutional membership to the OLC.
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.