ERIC Number: ED421991
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Good Practices in Distance Education.
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO. Western Cooperative for Educational Communications.
This is a publication of a 3-year Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications project, "Balancing Quality and Access: Reducing State Policy Barriers to Electronically Delivered Higher Education Programs," designed to foster an interstate environment that encourages the interstate electronic delivery of quality higher education programs. After an introductory chapter, chapter 2 contains a copy of the "Principles of Good Practice in Electronically Offered Academic Degree and Certificate Programs." The Principles are the first set of basic standards for reviewing distance education programs offered via technology. They have been endorsed by a number of higher education governing and policymaking bodies in the western United States, as well as by the regional accrediting community. Chapter 3 contains descriptions of programs that were nominated by the higher education agency in the states in which they are located as exemplifying good practices in distance education. These programs originate from the following schools: Bellevue Community College, WA; California State University, Chico, CA; Oregon Health Sciences University; Red Rocks Community College, CO; University of Alaska Southeast; University of Arizona; University of Hawaii; University of Montana; University of Phoenix, AZ; University of Wyoming; Utah State University; and Washington State University. Chapters 4-10 discuss good practices in the following areas: curriculum and instruction; institutional role and mission; faculty support; resources for learning; student services; commitment to support; and evaluation and assessment. The publication also contains contact information for each featured program. (DLS)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Distance Education, Educational Quality, Extension Education, External Degree Programs, Higher Education, Information Policy, Institutional Evaluation, Open Universities
Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications, WICHE, P.O. 9752, Boulder, CO 80301-9752; phone: 303-541-0290; World Wide Web: http:// www.wiche.edu
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, CO. Western Cooperative for Educational Communications.