Minutes March 12, 2018

Meeting called to order at 3:07pm.

Attendance: Warren Kawano, Camden Barruga, Christy Takamure, Tracie Loche, Matthew Egami, Daniela Elliot, Brent Hirata, Annemarie Paikai, Michelle Igarashi, Rachael Inake

  1. Unanimous approval of February 12, 2018 minutes
  2. Introduction of new members
    1. Camden Barruga, APT, Academic Services; Tracie Loche, faculty, A&H
  3. Update on IOTA award submissions
    1. 4 submissions
    2. Greg plans to record with the applicants before spring break.
    3. The committee will review and decide at April’s meeting.
  4. Discussion on accreditation reports
    1. Reviewed and discussed compliance and recommendations on other schools’ reports.
    2. At Leeward, every for-credit course is DE. Leeward is not doing correspondence courses.
    3. For Leeward’s accreditation report, provide concrete examples of courses and instructors that have interaction from the DE Federal Regulations Training self-assessment form.
    4. Our concerns
      1. How do we know the student is who they say they are in the online course?
      2. Instructors don’t only use Laulima. (Accreditors will only have access to Laulima.)
      3. Is there a process to ensure quality? No, but neither is there one for face-to-face classes. DE should be evaluated the same as face-to-face.
    5. “Regular and substantive interaction” is not clearly defined.
      1. Should the DE Committee work to define it? Perhaps do research on what other schools do and look at what instructors submitted in the self-assessment form from the DE Federal Regulations Training. Compile and categorize data.
      2. We don’t have a formal policy and procedure to ensure the required interaction is happening.
      3. Can we get accreditation examples of best practices or how other schools defined “regular and substantive interaction”?
      4. Idea: Revise the DE guidelines and put it in the DE Federal Regulations Training.
    6. DE Faculty Survey – tabled

Meeting adjourned at 4:12pm. Next meeting on April 16, 2018 at 3:00pm in LC 108A.

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