About the DLC
To become more fully compliant to Higher Learning Commission best practices for distance learning, and to provide appropriate institution-wide oversight of existing and proposed degree and certificate programs, the university established a Distance Learning Council (DLC) in 2007. Provost Gregg Kvistad attended the first meeting on Monday, April 9, 2007. Noting that some institutions are required to seek approval from the North Central Association Higher Learning Commission (HLC) for each new distance learning program they propose to offer, the provost described the review process—written proposal and site visit—which the University of Denver had undertaken to obtain “no prior approval” status with the HLC.
The original members of the DLC were nominated by the deans and three of the members were drawn from University College, at that time, the sole provider of complete distance degree programs. The DLC meets monthly and on as as-needed basis.
Distance Learning Council 2019 Bylaws
David Thomas, Executive Director for Online Programs
Shimelis Assefa, Morgridge College of Education
Jeff Engelstad, Daniels College of Business
Chris Brown, University Libraries
Theresa Hernandez, IT
Stephanie George, Graduate School of Social Work
John Hill, University College
Brian Gearity, Graduate School of Professional Psychology
Michelle Kruse-Crocker, Faculty Senate Representative
David Thomson, Sturm College of Law