Handbook for Online Faculty

Contents: Mission StatementsOnline Leadership CommitteeForms of Distance EducationTraining RequirementsPrinciples of Learning through DEDE Course ExpectationsProctoring in DEAccessibility in DE CoursesReview & Revision Process for DE FacultyIntellectual Property Rights for DE


The Pellissippi State Distance Education Faculty Handbook designed to provide information about policies and procedures for Distance Education at Pellissippi State. Among the objectives for this handbook are to articulate the mission and goals of the Distance Education Program and provide technical support, pedagogical support and other resources for faculty teaching distance education courses. This manual is organized as an online document that can easily allow for supplementation and revision as policies and procedures develop and change.

Faculty may also refer to this handbook about training and mentoring for online and hybrid course delivery methods. The approved policies and procedures that relate to distance education courses, best practices in distance education, and how these best practices may be incorporated into course design and delivery, are found in this handbook.

Pellissippi State Distance Learning Policy (03:05:00)

The goals of this handbook are to:

  • Articulate the mission and goals for distance learning, especially as they pertain to the College’s Institutional Master Plan.
  • Provide technical and pedagogical support and resources for faculty teaching online, video-conferenced and hybrid courses.
  • Furnish information about training and mentoring for all distance course delivery methods.
  • Inform faculty about the mandatory policies and procedures that relate to distance learning courses.
  • Define best practices in distance education and how those should be incorporated into course design and delivery.
  • Offer comprehensive resources for ongoing faculty development.


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Dr. Paul Ramp, Director



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