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Distance Learning Committee


  1. Reviews policies and guidelines, and recommends changes to support quality distance learning programs.
  2. Established standards of good practice for distance learning course development and delivery based on SACS and THECB guidelines.
  3. Assists in the analysis of evaluation for distance learning student support services, and recommends changes to improve activities and outcomes.
  4. Advises staff on faculty development and resources needed to design, develop and implement quality distance learning courses.

Recommendations: Forwarded to the Academic and Student Affairs Council.

Meetings FY17:  October 7, 2016, November 4, 2016, February 24, 2017 (Room 411) and April 7, 2017; 1:00–2:30 pm, HLC 2216 unless otherwise noted.

Agendas & Minutes 
If you have any questions about this committee, please contact Vic Smith , 223-7667.

Co-Chair: Dr. Erasmus Addae, Dean of Distance Learning), 512-223-8032.

Co-Chair: Carol Townsend, Counselor, Distance Learning, 512-223-8187.


PositionNameAppointed byCampusPhoneEmail
Dean of Distance Learning Erasmus Addae Position PIN 3-8032
Interim Director, Virtual College of Texas Clark Peterson Position PIN 3-8070
Director, Instructional Development Services Susan Thomason Position HBC 3-7796
Support Services Coordinator, Distance Learning Clark Peterson Position PIN 3-8070
Specialist, Distance Learning Design Amy Setter Position PIN 3-8226
Library Services, Distance Learning Liaison Terry Barksdale Position CYP 3-2135
Counselor, Distance Learning Carol Townsend Position PIN 3-8187
Representatives of Job Functions or College Offices
(1-year terms)
Workforce CE Coordinator Nancy Laudenslager Director, Workforce Development Center HBC 3-7693
Instructional Design Specialist Rachel Barrera Director, Instructional Development Services PIN 3-8084
Student Retention and Intervention Manager April Whalen AVP, Student Success & Analytics RRC 3-0075
Coordinator, Business Testing Services Lorea Johnson VP, Student Services HLC 3-7399
Instructional Dean Linda Smarzik VP, Instruction SAC 3-9214
Representatives of ACC Constituencies
(1-year terms)
Full-Time Faculty Senate Carleen Sanchez Association Pres. CYP 3-2099
Full-Time Faculty Senate Donna Moore Association Pres. EVC 3-5797
Full-Time Faculty Senate Azzurria Crispino Association Pres. NRG 3-4039
Full-Time Faculty Senate Yolanda Hall Association Pres. EVC 3-5744
Full-Time Faculty Senate Alyson Arguijo Association Pres. RRC 3-0278
Full-Time Faculty Senate Marc Bonasso Association Pres. NRG 3-4301
Full-Time Faculty Senate Carol Hirsh Association Pres. RVS 3-6023
Full-Time Faculty Senate TBA Association Pres. TBA TBA TBA
Full-Time Faculty Senate Carole Pierce Association Pres. NRG 3-4764
Full-Time Faculty Senate Al Purcell Association Pres. RGC 3-3398
Full-Time Faculty Senate Judy Sanders Association Pres. RGC 3-3249
Full-Time Faculty Senate Carol Townsend Association Pres. PIN 3-8187
Full-Time Faculty Senate Zoe VanSandt Association Pres. SAC 3-9213
Adjunct Faculty Association Meredith Denton-Hedrick
Association Pres. CYP 3-1790
Adjunct Faculty Association TBA Association Pres. TBA TBA
Professional-Technical Association Michelle Escudier Association Pres. RVS 3-6308
Classified Employees Association Neelam Noorani Association Pres. HBC 3-7786
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