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Mesa Distance Education Committee
Mesa Distance Education Committee

Mesa Distance Education Committee


Purpose

The Faculty/Staff Committee on Distance Education shall be responsible for:

  • Alerting faculty to State and District online education policy matters;
  • Providing a forum for discussing online instructional issues and support needs;
  • Directing faculty to resources that support best practices and guidelines in online pedagogy;
  • Scheduling and advertising Flex presentations and other professional development opportunities for faculty and staff in the use of Canvas, online classes and online pedagogy;
  • Conducting periodic surveys of faculty and staff about the satisfaction level of online classes among students, faculty and staff;
  • Serving as an advisory group to the Academic Senate for issues regarding Distance Education.
  • Providing local input to the District DE Steering Commitee for issues regarding Distance Education.
  • Helping to develop policies for evaluation of online instruction.

Type: Operational

Reports to: President's Cabinet (PCAB)

Meets: Every 3rd Thursday, 9am-10:30 am  |  View Agendas & Minutes


Goals

  1. Track trends, policies, and changes in Distance Education at the district and state levels, and share that information with Mesa faculty and staff.
  2. Support and advocate for distance education faculty, and for the continuous improvement of our DE program, with the understanding that Distance Education is a key component of Mesa’s mission to be the leading college of equity & excellence.
  3. Advise the Academic Senate regarding Distance Education.
  4. Contribute to and support the professional learning opportunities from Mesa's Online Success Team (MOST) that prioritize equity, access, and student success in online course design & facilitation.

Membership 2023-2024

  • (1) Representative from Classified Staff or Faculty
       
  • Kelly Spoon
  • Assistant Professor, Math
  • Kimberly Lacher
  • Assistant Professor, English
  • (1) Administrator
       
  • Shana Carr
    Acting Dean, School of Learning Resources and Academic Support.
  • (1) Representative
       
  • Student
    New Area (copy this line for new members)
  • (8) Representatives - one Faculty and one Classified Staff must be represented
       
  • Christina Crosby
    Faculty, Social & Behaviorial Sciences)
  • Maureen Curry
    Faculty, Arts & Languages
  • Christine DuPraw
    Faculty, Health Sciences & Public Service
  • Tasha Frankie
    Faculty, Business & Technology
  • Alison Gurganus
    Faculty, Learning Resources & Academic Support
  • Mariam Kushkaki
    Faculty, Humanities
  • Kim Lacher
    Faculty, Humanities
  • Thekima Mayasa
    Faculty, Social & Behaviorial Sciences)
  • Katie Palacios
    Faculty, Instructional Designer LOFT
  • Rachel Russell
    Faculty, Business & Technology
  • Lindsay Samaniego
    Faculty, Exercise Science
  • Kelly Spoon
    Faculty, Math & Science
  • Lauren Wade
    Faculty, Business & Technology
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  •  
  • Classified Staff
    New Area (copy this line for new members)
  •  
  •    
  • Kelly Spoon
  • Faculty, Math
  • Kimberly Lacher
  • Faculty, English
  • (3) Classified or Faculty Representative
    (1) Other representatives
  • Madeleine Hinkes
    Dean, Institutional Effectiveness
  • Taj George
    Administrative Technician, Administrative Services
  • Dina Miyoshi
    Faculty, Psychology
  • Genevieve Esguerra
    Student Affairs
  • New Membership
    New Area (copy this line for new members)
  • (3) Classified or Faculty Representative
    (1) Other representatives
  • Madeleine Hinkes
    Dean, Institutional Effectiveness
  • Taj George
    Administrative Technician, Administrative Services
  • Dina Miyoshi
    Faculty, Psychology
  • Genevieve Esguerra
    Student Affairs
  • New Membership
    New Area (copy this line for new members)
  • (x) Classified or Faculty Representative
    (x) Other representatives
  • Madeleine Hinkes
    Dean, Institutional Effectiveness
  • Taj George
    Administrative Technician, Administrative Services
  • Dina Miyoshi
    Faculty, Psychology
  • Genevieve Esguerra
    Student Affairs
  • New Membership
    New Area (copy this line for new members)
  • (3) Classified or Faculty Representative
    (1) Other representatives
  • Madeleine Hinkes
    Dean, Institutional Effectiveness
  • Taj George
    Administrative Technician, Administrative Services
  • Dina Miyoshi
    Faculty, Psychology
  • Genevieve Esguerra
    Student Affairs
  • New Membership
    New Area (copy this line for new members)
  • (3) Classified or Faculty Representative
    (1) Other representatives
  • Madeleine Hinkes
    Dean, Institutional Effectiveness
  • Taj George
    Administrative Technician, Administrative Services
  • Dina Miyoshi
    Faculty, Psychology
  • Genevieve Esguerra
    Student Affairs
  • New Membership
    New Area (copy this line for new members)

Additional Information

* DE Webpage Representative:  Katie Palacios