Distance Learning Council

Distance Learning Council

University of Denver

University of Denver

  • Description

    • 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 (kkeairns@du.edu or 303.871.4156)

    • List of University of Denver Distance/Online and Blended programs for the 2016-2017 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

  • Definition

    • 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.

This portfolio last updated: May 30, 2017 3:08:02 PM