Dec 09, 2019  
Policies 
    
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Academic Affairs


02:16:50 Distance Education Standards and Student Authentication

 

  1. The purpose of this policy is to establish processes that ensure that the distance education courses have the same standards as on-ground courses and that a student registered for a distance education course is the same student who completes and receives credit for it.
  2. Course Management
    1. Academic Affairs through Academic Resources provides and administers a Course Management System (CMS) for all college courses including all distance education courses. 
    2. The CMS will be approved by the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR).
    3. Each student enrolled in the CMS will have a unique username and password.
    4. While the CMS is administered by Academic Resources, the evaluation of student learning of each course in the CMS is an integral part of course content and falls under the supervision of the relevant academic division.
    5. Each distance education course in the CMS follows a master syllabus with the same learning outcomes as the equivalent on-ground course should such a course exist.
  3. Enrollment Management
    1. All courses have a unique course site in the CMS created each semester via real-time integration between the College's Student Information System (SIS) and the CMS.
    2. Students register through the College's SIS into all their courses, including online courses.
    3. Students are loaded into their course site in the CMS automatically upon registration through the real time integration between the College's SIS and the CMS.
    4. Students are allowed to access their course through the CMS on the first day of the semester via a unique username and password.
    5. Students are removed from their course site in the CMS automatically upon withdrawal through the real time integration between the College's SIS and the CMS.

 

Submitted to Policy Review Committee on September 16, 2019

Submitted to Policy Review Board on October 21, 2019

Approved by Policy Review Board on October 30, 2019