Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Senate Position

Distance Education Course Instructional Practice: 

Passed by Academic Senate: May 3, 2018: 

Motion 2018-07: The Senate vigorously promotes the use of pedagogical methods and tools that have been recognized as Best Practices in the instruction of Distance Education classes, and acknowledges instructors' rights to select from recognized or emerging pedagogies and tools, synchronous** or asynchronous, in their instructional practice.

**Synchronous refers to a learning environment in which everyone takes part at the same time. Asynchronous refers to a learning environment in which everyone does not take part at the same time.