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Ad Hoc Committee on Online Learning (ACOL)

Co-Chairs: Marilyn Billings
                 Jane Miller

Membership List

Minutes

Annual Reports:
2006-2007
2005-2006
2004-2005

 

Final Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Online Learning - Sen. Doc. No. 08-033

Report from the Comparative Outcomes Subcommittee (from the 2006-2007 Annual Report)

Online Teaching and Learning Talking Points

Revision of Teaching Mode Classification in SPIRE - Sen. Doc. No. 07-007A

Testing Center at UMass Amherst - Sen. Doc. No. 06-037

UMassOnline presentation - Nov. 16, 2005

Steve Tello's presentation - April 12, 2005

Special Report of the Rules Committee on the Continuation of ACOL - Sen. Doc. No. 07-048

Ensuring Quality in Online Higher Education by Andrew Churchill, May 12, 2004
  a href="online_report_full.pdf">Full Report
  Summary Report


Its charge shall be to:
•  Oversee academic standards and issues of quality assurance with respect to all UMA
    undergraduate and graduate courses and programs taught online or in hybrid format.
•  Research issues of comparative outcomes assessment with respect to traditional, hybrid,
    and online courses and programs.
•  Recommend policy changes, as appropriate, to the Graduate Council and the Academic
    Matters Council.
•  Advise the campus administration with respect to the optimal technological infrastructure
    appropriate to effective online and technologically assisted instruction, including the
    University Library.
•  Advise the campus administration with respect to the provision of “how-to” materials and
    instructional design assistance for new online instructors.
•  Advise the campus administration, the Graduate Council, the Academic Matters Council, the
    General Education Council, and the Undergraduate Education Council with respect to issues
    of online learning.

Its membership shall consist of:
a) Twelve At-Large Faculty Members or Librarians (including one from each school and college),
    selected by the Committee on Committees;
b) A Representative of the Graduate Council, selected by the Chair of the Graduate Council;
c) A Representative of the Academic Matters Council, selected by the Chair of the Academic
    Matters Council;
d) A Representative of the Undergraduate Education Council, selected by the Chair of the
    Undergraduate Education Council;
e) A Representative of the General Education Council, selected by the Chair of the General
    Education Council;
f) A Representative of the University Service, Public Service and Outreach Council, selected by
    the Chair of the University Service, Public Service and Outreach Council;
g) A Representative from the Center for Teaching;
h) The Five College Coordinator or a designee;
i) The Secretary of the Faculty Senate or a designee;
j) The Faculty Advisor to the Provost;
k) The Vice Provost for Outreach and Director of Continuing Education;
l) The Provost or a designee;
m) The Director of the Office of Institutional Research or a designee;
n) The Director of Assessment or a designee;
o) The Director of Academic Computing or a designee;
p) The Chief Information Officer or a designee; and
q) One Undergraduate Student and One Graduate Student, selected by the Secretary of the
    Faculty Senate.

From the Special Report of the Rules Committee Concerning the Establishment of an Ad Hoc
Committee on Online Learning, Sen. Doc. No. 04-044A


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