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Distance Education: Our Mission

To support online success and retention by ensuring uniformity in terms of Learning Management Systems (LMS) and online instructor responsibility and accountability, according to the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Contract (Article 40). The Distance Learning Mission is congruent with the college mission because it facilitates student success and appeals to a diverse community where some students need online access to courses and programs.


Committee Charge

The DE Committee is charged with the following:

  1. Supporting instructors and students with resources, workshops, seminars, and/or webinars.
  2. Maintaining contact and communication with LACCD and LASC IT departments and Learning Management System (LMS) support services.
  3. Reviewing the Distance Learning Policies and Procedures (Distance Education Handbook) each semester.
  4. Determining the proficiency in the LMS and serving as a resource to the college on distance learning issues.
  5. Making assignments and evaluating faculty remain the responsibility of the department chair (AFT Agreement, Article 40, Section B.2).


The Distance Education Meeting is from 10 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. on the third Monday of the month. Location: Cox 212 (Zoom meetings currently)



Distance Education Committee Membership

Name Title/Committee Representation
  Travis Du Bry
Co-Chair/DE Coordinator (Faculty)

Kristi BlackburnCo-Chair/Dean of Distance Education
Layla AguileraClassified Professional
  Jonathan Bremen Academic Senate
  Elizabeth Flowers Academic Senate
  Christina Gonzalez
AFT 
  Steven Katz 
AFT

Steven Kemble
Academic Senate

Carolyn Magee
AFT
Niladri MantenaAcademic Senate

Jorge Mata
IT/Ex Oficio

Kimberly McBride
AFT

Parisa Samaie
AFT
Jessica Saint-Paul
Academic Senate

Imran Siddiqui
Academic Senate

Heidi Tatum
AFT
Traci Tippens Classified Professional