Click on the topics below to view Distance Education forms and policies at the local, state, and federal level.
Diablo Valley College Procedure 4003.01 clarifies local distance education definitions, practices for course review and approval, and guidelines for student participation and authentication. Department Bylaws may include additional local practices.
Diablo Valley College Procedure 4003.02 defines our college policies around instructor-initiated contact and student-to-student interaction in online courses.
The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Policy clarifying distance education definitions and best practices.
CCC Legal Opinion: Online Class Camera-on Requirements covers the legality of camera-on requirements as it relates to California's constitutional right to privacy, FERPA, and accessibility.
Related recommendations from DE Committee/Academic Senate:
CCC Legal Opinion 2020-11: Live Synchronous Online Classes and Real-time Captioning covers requirements for captioning in online classes.
The DVC Instructional Continuity Plan outlines key steps in an emergency transition to remote instruction.
The DVC Student Guide: Transition to Remote Instruction provides support for students in an emergency transition to remote instruction.