Legal Issues, Policies, Guidelines

As an online faculty member become aware of the legal issues and policies involved with online teaching. There are guidelines and information about academic integrity.

Legal Issues and Guidelines

Curriculum and Transfer

  • 5.4.1 CCC Courses
    • California Community Colleges may use online/distance education/telecourses for IGETC provided that the courses have been approved by the CSU and UC during the IGETC course review process. Title 5, Sections 55205 through 55215 contain the relevant CCC Code of Regulations for distance education courses. (www.curriculum.cc.ca.us/Curriculum/RegulationsGuidelines/Regulations_DistanceEd.htm)
  • 5.4.3 Area 1C: Oral Communication (CSU Only) (Same as 6.5) Strictly online Oral
    • Communication courses may not be used on IGETC Area 1C (CSU Only). (Please see 10.1.3a) Hybrid-delivery courses may meet the area criteria.
  • 10.1.3a Oral Communication Online/Distance Education/Telecourse Limitations
    • Oral communication courses must include faculty-supervised, faculty-evaluated practice in communicating orally in the presence of other listeners. Rhetorical principles must be covered; for example, study of effective communication in formal speeches or social interaction is appropriate. The CSU Communication Departments have asked that for courses submitted for IGETC Area 1C, the "methods of instruction" and "methods of evaluation" section of the outline be very specific about how instruction and evaluation are conducted so that it may be determined that student presentations will be made in front of faculty and other listeners and not online or recorded. (http://www.calstate.edu/app/documents/EO-595/Area_A.pdf) Acceptable courses must include faculty-supervised, faculty-evaluated practice in communicating orally (live) in the physical presence of other (live) listeners. Rhetorical principles must be included and specified in the course outline (the study of effective communication in formal speeches or social interaction would be appropriate, for example). Acceptable outlines will specify the "methods of instruction" and "methods of evaluation" to assist reviewers in determining whether performance and evaluation take place live in the presence of faculty and other listeners. Strictly online oral communication courses may not be used on IGETC Area 1C (CSU Only). Hybrid-delivery courses may meet the area criteria.
Last Updated September 12, 2014
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