How to Create a New Distance Education Program
To create a new Distance Education degree program, fill out the appropriate forms, linked below. If you need assistance, please contact the Office of Teaching and Learning with Technology at 940-898-3409 or email TLT@twu.edu.
Distanced Education Proposal Form
- TWU Distance Education Proposal Form [for master's, baccalaureate, certification, etc.] [Word]
- Distance Education Proposal Routing Sheet [pdf]
- Review the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Principles of Good Practice. [pdf]
Distance Education Doctoral Degree
- New DE Doctoral Degree [Word]
How to Determine if a Course is Distance Education
As courses are added to WebAdvisor and the TWU Schedule of Classes, academic units are responsible for indicating to University Scheduling whether the course is distance education and, if so, the classification of the DE course. The simplest method to determine the classification is to look at the amount of time students and the instructor(s) will be required to meet in the same physical location. Please note that optional class meetings/orientations or synchronous, electronically-delivered class meetings by televideo, Zoom, etc. should not be included in this calculation. Upon determining the amount of time spent in face-to-face (F2F) instruction, please consult the table below.
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|Course Semester Credit Hours||TWU Minimum Class Time||Distance Education Course Designation (Time in F2F Classroom)||Hybrid DE Course (Time in F2F Classroom)||Fully DE Course (Time in F2F Classroom)|
|1 SCH||14 hrs||Less than 7 hrs||More than 2 hrs but less than 7 hrs||2 hrs or less|
|2 SCH||28 hrs||Less than 14 hrs||More than 4 hrs but less than 14 hrs||4 hrs or less|
|3 SCH||42 hrs||Less than 21 hrs||More than 6 hrs but less than 21 hrs||6 hrs or less|
- A Distance Education Course is when over 50% of the instruction is delivered via electronic means (i.e., interactive video conferencing, Internet, etc.) to the home or to any other remote location where students and the instructor(s) are not in the same physical location. All Distance Education courses must meet these minimum criteria.
- A Hybrid Distance Education Course is when a majority (more than 50% but less than 85%) of the planned instruction occurs when the students and instructor(s) are not in the same place.
- A Fully Online class, or more formally a Fully Distance Education Course is a course in which 85% or more of the planned instruction occurs when the students and instructor(s) are not in the same place.
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