Accessibility statement

Online and Distance Learning Special Interest Group

Terms of reference

  1. To act as a forum for those involved in developing, running and supporting online and distance learning programmes (or programmes involving a significant element of online and distance learning) including those developed with external partners and non-credit-bearing provision, facilitating the exchange of information and the discussion of issues of common interest and concern
  2. To identify good practice in online and distance learning and disseminate it within the University
  3. To serve as a source of advice on online and distance learning within the University (e.g. advising on new online and distance learning provision and acting as panel members on online and distance learning reviews)
  4. To consider the pedagogic and practical needs of online and distance learning provision (e.g. in relation to policies on instructional design, assessment regulations, student support, finance, student records, staffing, marketing and communications etc.), seeking information from, and referring actions to, relevant committees and offices within the University
  5. To report to University Teaching Committee

Membership and constituency

  • Chair: the PVC for Learning, Teaching and Students or their nominee, currently the Associate PVC for Learning, Teaching and Students
  • The Head of Programme Design and Learning Technology (Academic Support Office) (ex officio)
  • The Head of Learning Enhancement (Academic Support Office) (ex officio)
  • The Academic Registrar or their nominee (ex officio)
  • The Vice-President (Academic) and CEO of the GSA (ex officio)
  • Student Support Coordinator: Online and Distance Learning (ex officio)
  • Staff involved in developing, running, or supporting online and distance learning programmes (or programmes involving a significant element of online and distance learning) within departments (at least two named representatives (at least one academic) per programme/programme family)
  • Staff involved in the central support of online and distance learning programmes (including a named representative from the Planning Office, Information Services, Careers, Student Recruitment and Admissions, Student Services, and Marketing)
  • Secretary: Academic Support Office

Meeting dates

2019-2020

  • 12th February 2020 in H/G17 12.30-14.00
  • 20 May 2020 in YH/110 (Research Centre for Social Sciences) 12.30-14.30

‌Minutes from past meetings

All minutes are restricted to York users only.

2019-20

2018-19

2017-18

2016-17

2015-16

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2013-14

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2006-07

  • Agenda papers for the Distance Learning Forum

Chair

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