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Distance Education Committee

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Updated and approved by College Council 10-22-19

The DEC meets on the second Monday of the month from 3:00-4:30 via ConferZoom.


The mission of the Santiago Canyon College Distance Education Committee (DEC) is to steer the Distance Education Program and work with the Distance Education Coordinator to establish standards, procedures, and policies that contribute to the quality and growth of the program.


  •  Assist the Coordinator in reviewing, creating, and revising Distance Education standards, procedures, and policies.
  • Assist the Coordinator in reviewing and setting program goals/objectives
  • Assist the Coordinator in promoting and publicizing Distance Education
  • Evaluate evolving trends in distance education and construct recommendations for integrating effective practices into standards, policies, and/or procedures.
  • Review and make recommendations for program pathways (degrees, certificates, course offerings) as compiled by academic divisions
  • Review, make recommendations, and approve Distance Education Addendums before submission to the Curriculum and Instruction Council for approval
  • Review and revise expected learning outcomes for the online teaching certificate program
  • Assist with Distance Education website content and design
  • Create and maintain an online teaching community
  • Provide DE Technology and LMS Recommendations
  • Review and make recommendations on state and local DE initiatives and grants


The Distance Education Coordinator and Vice President, Academic Affairs or designee will serve as co-chairs.

  • Scott James, Distance Education Coordinator
  • Aaron Voelcker, Dean IELLSS


Faculty DEC members will be selected to adequately represent the faculty at large. Membership will include the following members:

  • 1 Faculty member from each Division (6) 
    • Emma Breeden - AHSS
    • Alana Gates - BCTE
    • Vivien Vu - Counseling​​
    • Seth Daugherty - IELLSS
    • Alicia Frost - M&S
    • Jorge Saucedo-Daniel - OEC
  • 1 At-large Faculty member 
    • Laney Wright
  • 1 Student Services Project Manager 
    • Sergio Rodriguez
  • 1 Classified representative (Student Services) 
    • Amanda Carpenter
  • 1 Student representative
    • Vacant
Fall 2022

09.12.22 DEPC Agenda.docx
10.10.22 DEPC Agenda.docx

Spring 2022

February - No Meeting
03.14.22 DEPC Agenda.docx
April - No Meeting
05.09.22 DEPC Agenda.docx

Fall​ 2021

09-13-21 DEPC Agenda.docx
10.11.21 DEPC Agenda.docx
11.08.21 DEPC Agenda.docx

Spring 20​​21

3-8-21 DEPC Agenda.docx
4-12-21 DEPC Agenda.docx
5-10-21 DEPC Agenda.docx

Fall 2​020

9-14-20 DEPC Agenda.docx
10-12-20 DEPC Agenda.docx
11-09-20 DEPC Agenda.docx

Fall 2022

Minutes 12-SEPT-2022 APPROVED.docx

Spring 2022

February - No Meeting
DEPC Minutes 14-MAR-2022.docx
April - No Meeting
DEPC Minutes 14-MAR-2022.docx

Fall 2021 

DEPC Minutes 13-SEP-2021.docx
DEPC Minutes 11-OCT-2021.docx
DEPC Minutes 08-NOV-2021.docx

Spring 2021

DEPC Minutes 08-MAR-2021.docx
DEPC Minutes 12-APRIL-2021.docx
DEPC Minutes 10-MAY-2021.docx

Fall 2020
DEPC Minutes 9-17-2020.docx
DEPC Minutes 12-OCT-2020.docx
DEPC Minutes 09-NOV-2020.docx