Online Leadership Committee

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 Online Leadership Team (OLT) serves as a recommending body to the College on matters related to online and other distance education courses including online student support and success, online faculty support and training, online education policies and procedures, and other areas pertaining to distance education that promote the mission of Pellissippi State Community College.

The committee is chaired by the Director of Distance Education and consist of one faculty member from each academic department as well as one representative from PACE and Educational Technology Services.

The Office of Distance Education and the OLT Committee are actively involved in supporting the institutional efforts by working collaboratively with the faculty to insure adequate training and resources are made available.


  • Business & Computer Technology – Deanne Michaelson
  • Engineering & Media Technologies – Martha Merrill
  • English – Patricia Collins
  • Liberal Arts – Allison Stein
  • Library Services – Stephanie Gillespie
  • Mathematics – Tony Crossland
  • Natural & Behavioral Sciences – Antija Allen
  • Nursing – Terri Whisenhunt
  • PACE – Karen Sorensen
  • ETS – Stephanie Shipley
  • Distance Education (chair) – Paul Ramp

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Dr. Paul Ramp, Director


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