Distance Education Committee

Reports to the Office of the Provost

Purpose: Reviews, creates and recommends direction and policy for the Provost’s consideration for all alternative forms of teaching to include such things as: ITV, telecourses, online, blended and iClasses. The committee will assist the Provost in coordinating and communicating these policies to the university community.

Membership: Appointment for faculty members will be for three years. Faculty committee members may serve two consecutive three-year terms, but then will be ineligible for reappointment for a minimum of three years. Terms will be staggered. The committee shall include faculty representation from each of the colleges and a faculty member from the West Plains Campus. Faculty members will be appointed from nominees identified by the Faculty Senate Executive Committee.  Other members of the committee will include: representatives from Missouri State Online; the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning; Information Services; Academic Outreach and the Office of the Provost.  These members will be appointed by the Provost.

Cindi Aurentz, MCHHS
Kenneth Brown, CHPA
Nicole Busdieker-Jesse, COAG
Laura Hart, CHPA
Helena Metzker, CNAS
Jessica Nelson, COE
Tracy Stout, LIB
John Turner, RCOAL
David White, MSU West Plains

Standing Members

Brandon Decker, Director, Distance Education Programs and Policy 
Krista Lair, Coordinator, West Plains Student Services Systems 
Kevin Piercy, Assistant Director, Computer Services 
Stacy Rice, Senior Instructional Designer, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning

Updated October 2, 2023

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