Distance Education Program Mission Statement
The Glendale Community College Distance Education Program Mission is to serve a diverse population of students by providing the opportunities and support to achieve their educational and career goals. The Distance Education Program is dedicated to the importance of higher education in the evolving urban environment of Glendale and the Greater Los Angeles area and beyond. Faculty and staff engage students in rigorous and innovative online learning experiences that enhance and sustain the cultural, intellectual, and economic vitality of the community. As part of its mission, Glendale Community College and the Distance Education Program are committed to student success by promoting:
- transfer preparation, certificates, associate degrees, career development, technical training, continuing education, and basic skills instruction;
- communication, critical thinking, information competency, quantitative reasoning, global awareness, personal responsibility, and application of knowledge;
- collaboration among disciplines and openness to the diversity of the human experience;
student services, learning support, and technology that enable students to reach their educational goals in an efficient and timely manner;
- universally accessible, academically sound pedagogical strategies, and technologically advanced instruction at a distance, while responding to community needs and promoting faculty innovation;
- student retention by ensuring uniformity in terms of Learning Management System (LMS) and online instructor responsibility and accountability;
- clear expectations, guidelines and policies for instructors teaching distance education courses in order to adhere to the requirements of Title 5 Regulations, Federal ADA/Section 508 Laws, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Contract (Article 40), and the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) which oversees accreditation at Glendale Community College.
Introduction, 5-Year Plan, Statistics, and CCCC DE Report
- Introduction and Purpose of Distance Education at GCC
- GCC Distance Education Strategic 5-Year Plan 2018-2023 (Draft 11/16/18)
- GCC Distance Education Statistics Fall 2011-Spring 2018
- CCC Chancellor's Office: 2017 Distance Education Report
DE Handbook and Newsletters
- Distance Education Handbook: 2018-2019!
- Distance Education Monthly Newsletters!
Policies & Procedures
- Distance Education Course Requirements
- Regular and Effective Contact Quick Guide
- Students Rights in an Online or Hybrid Course
DE Course Approval & Alternative DE Certification
Ticket Notes/DE Course Definitions
Laws & DE Course Evaluation Process
- Laws Pertaining to Distance Education and Accreditation
- Distance Education Course Evaluation Process/Matrix
DE Mentorship & CoDE
Do you Have Questions or Concerns?
Alexa Schumacher, Ph.D.
(818) 240-1000 x5298
Faculty Innovation Center (SV112)
New DE Course Approvals + CoDE + Policy + Procedure + @ONE DE Faculty Trainer
Provides leadership and guidance of the Distance Education (DE) program as it works to meet the needs of students and faculty while meeting federal and state guidelines. Responsible for the planning, coordination, and growth of instruction in an online environment at Glendale Community College. Organizes and chairs the Academic Senate Committee on Distance Education (CoDE). @ONE DE Faculty Trainer for faculty DE Certification courses and maintains the DE Certified List.