Educational Technologies and Distance Education Committee


AB 1725


Academic Senate


As a standing committee of the Academic Senate, the Educational Technologies and Distance Education (ETDE) Committee is the primary recommending body on matters of educational technologies.


Policies and processes relevant to the Committee’s role, including but not limited to the following:

  • Advise and make recommendations to the Academic Senate, academic departments, and faculty in regards to educational technologies and distance learning.

  • Recommend procedures, systems and purchases that relate to distance education and technology used for teaching and learning.

  • Work cooperatively with members of the college community in developing and implementing faculty development activities for the use of instructional technology.

  • Identify potential needs for technology as they relate to instruction.

  • Advocate use of the ETDE Technology Acquisitions form for campus-wide technology purchases under $5,000.

  • Develop a list of recommendations for purchases and utilization of technology as it relates to instruction.

  • Serve as a resource to Information Technology Services and the Administration on issues pertaining to technology as they relate to faculty and instruction.

  • Work cooperatively with administration and the bargaining units as appropriate in the recommendation and development of policies related to COD Distance Education.

  • Work cooperatively with IT in evaluation of technology, planning, purchasing, and support.

  • Work cooperatively with IT in developing and maintaining a comprehensive Technology Master Plan.

  • Oversee the work of the Distance Education Subcommittee.

  • Advise the Instructional Design coordinator.

Meeting Schedule

Monthly, September - May

Reporting Relationship

Faculty Development Committee/Academic Senate


Elected full-time faculty member


  • One representative from each Academic Unit

  • One representative from adjunct faculty

  • One administrative representative from Information Technology Services, ex-officio, non-voting

Date Last Revised

Senate Approved April, 2017