4.14 Law School Distance Learning Policy

  • 4.14 Law School Distance Learning Policy

    I. Definitions

    (a) Augmented Distance Learning: A traditional class room situation in which participants are in a face-to-face classroom setting throughout the learning experience, but where distance learning methods are used to enhance the learning experience in or out of the classroom.

    (b) Blended Distance Learning: Learning situation in which participants are in difference locations and also meet face-to-face at pre-determined times and places during the learning experience.

    (c) Distance Learning: Instructional techniques involving electronic technology to enhance and build learning experience beyond a standard classroom.

    (d) Distance Learning Course: Course in which Total Distance Learning or Blended Distance Learning is used as the mode of instruction.

    (e) Total Distance Learning: Distance learning in which participants are primarily or exclusively in different locations through the learning experience.

    2. Approval of Distance Learning Courses

    Distance Learning Courses may not be taught unless they have been approved by Faculty Council after Approval by the Academic Affairs Committee, provided that the Academic Affairs Committee has approved the course only after consultation with (1) a person with expertise in the content of the course, (2) a person with experience in teaching distance learning and (3) a person with technological experience for the purpose of developing an effective Distance Learning Course. These individuals might be the instructor for the course, a member of the Law School faculty, a member of the Academic Affairs Committee, a member of the Law School administration or staff, or any other person with the appropriate expertise or experience.

    3. Standards for Approval of Distance Learning Courses

    A Distance Learning Course shall be approved by the Academic Affairs Committee if the course:

    (a) Utilizes appropriate distance learning modes of instruction developed in consultation with a person with: 1. expertise in the content of the course; 2. person with experience in teaching distance learning; and 3. a person with technological experience for the purpose of developing an effecting Distance Learning Course.

    (b) And the course will be assessed after the course has been taught on a pilot basis for at least on term or semester, and prior to being approved on a permanent basis.