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Distance Education Committee: Charge & Members

Distance Education Committee: Charge & Members

On October 3, 2017, the Laney Faculty Senate voted to approve the formation of a Distance Education subcommittee.


The Laney College Distance Education Committee will serve as the college’s primary recommending body on matters related to distance education – specifically, focusing on supporting excellence in distance education teaching and learning; recommending policies, procedures, and resources to support effective, innovative, and equitable distance education at Laney College; and support consistent and continuous commitment to improving student learning and success in the online environment.


  • Inform and engage the campus community in strategic planning related to distance education
  • Identify distance education strategic goals and create college distance education plan to improve online student learning
  • Ensure that college distance education plan and goals are based on data and analyses
  • Support Laney College distance education classes to meet federal, state, and accreditation standards
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the college’s planning and resource allocation as it impacts Distance Education and make recommendations for changes

DE Committee Members, Spring 2019

  • Inger Stark, District DE Coordinator
  • Chelsea Cohen, DE Coordinator
  • Rupinder Bhatia, Co-Chair (Director of IT)
  • Adrienne Oliver
  • Alta Erdenebaatar
  • Phillippa Caldeira, Co-Chair
  • Suzan Tiemroth-Zavala
  • Iolani Sodhy-Gereben
  • Michel Edibe-Bile