Minutes October 27, 2014

Present:  Brent Hirata, Carina Chernisky, Dalybeth Reasoner, Karim Khan, Heather Takamatsu, Michelle Igarashi, Rachael Inake, Greg Walker, Daniela Dutra Elliott, and Warren Kawano


Note taker:

Carina, 9/29

Warren 10/27

Dalybeth 11/10

Karim, 12/1

Daniela, 1/12

Michelle, 2/9

Heather,  3/9

Rachael, 4/13

Greg, alternate


    1. Called to order at 3:06 PM in LC-108A.


  • Approval of minutes from September 29
  • Reports


    1. Faculty Senate Chair (Momi) called a meeting of FS Standing Committee Chairs.
    2. The senate chair is a member of all standing committees.  As such she may be attending our committee meetings
    3. President Lassner visiting campus this Friday, any questions from our DE committee for the FS Exec. Committee to consider asking?  Open Campus meeting in the ED Bldg. Lecture Hall at 3:00pm.



  • Old Business


    1. Replacing the global question in eCafe with Fall DE committee approve new mandatory question. “The instructor provided meaningful and regular interaction and opportunities for students to interact with each other.” (Greg, Rachael)
      1. Voted to approve 7-0-0
    2. Draft of steps to use IOTA award rubric to be used by DE teachers as a guide/supporting document when evaluating their DE peers. (Greg)
      1. Greg: Will revise peer evaluation document to include references to IOTA criteria for each question
        1. “See IOTA criteria ____ for more information”
    3. DE Faculty Survey-  Each person share their top 10 student survey questions to be used for the faculty survey.  Include one qualitative question for the faculty survey. (All)
      1. Committee decided not to have the 10 questions in a faculty survey, but instead, have an open-ended question to get feedback from DE faculty.
      2. Dalybeth and Daniela volunteered to work on question and will report back to the committee at the next meeting.



  • New Business


    1. Revising IOTA video process
      1. Table discussion to next meeting
      2. Brainstorm ideas on how to revise the IOTA application process
    2. Hiring Committees for Distance Education Instructional Positions- goal of adding a DE instructor to every DE position hiring process.
      1. DE Committee will develop a list of approved DE questions for hiring committees.



  • Next Meeting


    1. Cancel 11/10/14 meeting.  Next meeting 12/1/14.
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