Distance Education Committee

Charge: The Distance Education Committee shall advise the associate provost for digital learning and the vice provost for digital learning on policies and procedures pertaining to Lamar’s delivery of distance education, including two-way interactive delivery, online courses, web courses, off-campus courses, and related forms of distance education and instructional pedagogies. The members shall include the executives from digital learning, the director of the center for distance education, the vice president for information technology, the acting associate provost, the director of the library, the chair of academic information technology committee, the director of center for teaching & learning, the president of the CID, the president of the Faculty Senate, the SGA president (or appointee), a representative of the Faculty Senate, and elected faculty from the academic colleges. The associate provost for digital learning shall also serve on and chair the committee.

Membership & Reporting: Faculty Senators/Deans conduct election for faculty members; chair is Vice Provost for Digital Learning (or designee);  charge to Committee given by Provost; recommendations from Committee presented to Provost.

Committee Members

Brenda Nichols (Vice Provost, Digital Learning), Chair Ex Officio
Liv Haselbach (President, CID) Ex Officio
Johnny Jarrell (Director, Center for Distance Education) Ex Officio
Vivek Natarajan (President, Faculty Senate) Ex Officio
Paula Nichols (Associate Provost, Digital Learning) Ex Officio
Joe Nordgren (Acting Associate Provost) Ex Officio
Larry Osborne (Chair, Academic IT Committee) Ex Officio
Priscilla Parsons (Vice President, IT) Ex Officio
Amy Smith (Director, Center for Teaching & Learning Enhancement) Ex Officio
Sarah Tusa (Interim Director, Library) Ex Officio
Marleen Swerdlow (Business) FALL 2018-SUM 2021
Stacey Knight (Arts & Sciences) FALL 2017-SUM 2020
Nandu Radhakrishnan (Fine Arts & Communication) FALL 2017-SUM 2020
Selahattin Sayil (Engineering) FALL 2017-SUM 2020
Freddie Titus (Education & Human Development) FALL 2015-SUM 2018
Connie Ruiz (Faculty Senate) FALL 2017-SUM 2018
Natalie Sfeir (SGA Appointee) FALL 2017-SUM 2018