Handbook for Online Faculty

Contents: Mission StatementsOnline Leadership CommitteeForms of Distance EducationTraining RequirementsPrinciples of Learning through DEDE Course Expectations – Proctoring in DE – Accessibility in DE Courses – DE Course Revision Process – Intellectual Property Rights for DE


The Pellissippi State Distance Learning Handbook is designed to provide additional information about the Pellissippi State Community College policies, procedures, and best practices for distance learning. This handbook is organized as an online document, so as to furnish information in a navigable format that can easily allow for supplementation and revision as policies and procedures develop and change.

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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