Collective Bargaining Agreement on Distance Education
WHAT ARE THE DEFINITIONS OF DISTANCE EDUCATION AND OF ONLINE CLASSES?
Distance Education is an educational process in which the instruction occurs with the instructor and student in different locations. Distance Education makes use of one or more technologies to deliver eighty percent (80 percent) or more of the instruction for the course to students who are separated from the instructor and to support interaction between the students and the instructor synchronously and/or asynchronously.
Online web-based is the delivery of instruction synchronously or asynchronously. ITV – Interactive Television (compressed video) is the delivery of instruction by two-way synchronous audio and video among two or more geographically-separated locations.
Multi-Modal is the delivery of instruction using face-to-face classroom instruction in addition to synchronous and/or asynchronous online technologies. The student may participate in the class using any of the modalities through the semester. Therefore, class-size will be limited to that which may be accommodated in a classroom holding all enrolled students if they attended face-to-face.
APSCUF / PASSHE collective bargaining agreement Article 41.B
WHAT IS THE COMPENSATION FOR TEACHING VIA CLARION ONLINE?
Details of the compensation are provided in the APSCUF / PASSHE collective bargaining agreement Article 41.
WHAT ARE THE PREPARATION REQUIREMENTS VIA CLARION ONLINE?
To teach via Clarion Online, under Article 42 of the Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement the following procedures now apply.
Article 41 C.2.
Faculty who have not taught an online course (80 percent or more online) before must complete the Teaching Online Certification Courseprior to teaching an online course for the first time. The TOCC is a four-week, totally online course offered through the Learning Technology Center. Faculty who have not taught ITV before must complete two hours of individualize instruction by the Distance Education staff.
Faculty who have taught online at another university must complete the TOCC Course at Clarion University.