1. Recommend procedures and standards for distance learning and hybrid courses and instruction.
  2. Recommend training for faculty teaching online or hybrid courses.
  3. Identify degree programs appropriate for online instruction as requested.
  4. Recommend qualifications for faculty who plan to teach online and/or hybrid courses.
  5. Recommend introductory orientation modules/courses to the current LMS approved and supported by the University of New Mexico.
  6. Advocate for funding (e.g., stipends, licenses, professional development, etc.) for online or hybrid instruction.
  7. Utilize data from the Institutional Researcher.
  8. Participate in online and hybrid course peer-reviews to provide teaching support and feedback.


  1. Membership (at least 8 members including the chair) must consist of one representative from each division which offers online classes, and the Dean of Instruction (ex-officio). Members are responsible to report the outcomes of the meetings to their respective divisions.
  2. All faculty members appointed to the committee should have experience teaching online or hybrid courses.
  3. Ex-officio members do not vote on matters before the committee.
  4. A committee quorum consists of one-half of the members present.
  5. The chair of this committee shall receive one course release each semester or a SAC while serving as chair.


Monthly meetings will be held during the academic year, except in December and May.


- Online Teaching Evaluation Form

Recommended trainings for online or hybrid courses:

1. Center for Digital Learning Workshops Registration Form

2. UNM Learn Training Schedule at UNM Extended Learning - Open Labs and Workshops

3. Center for Teaching Excellence at UNM - Workshops

4. Instructional Design Certificate at UNM (registration page) - Continuing Education, eligible for tuition remission - Telephone number: (505) 277-0077

5. Online Teaching & Learning Technologies - Graduate Certificate from NMSU, 5 courses (total 15 credits), all online, eligible for tuition remission

6. Teaching Online Certificate from Quality Matters (QM) , 7 courses, duration 11 weeks, all online, total $1100-$1650 (not eligible for tuition remission)

7. Other options:
- EDUC 1996 S. 501 Blackboard for Instructors, 1 credit hour online class, UNM-Valencia, eligible for tuition remission.
- EDUC 1996 S. 502 Online Curriculum Design and Instruction, 3 credit hour online class, UNM-Valencia, eligible for tuition remission.


- How to Use Learn for Students

- UNM Learn for Faculty

- Faculty - How to Use the Media Tools in Learn

Explore more Faculty & Staff options:

Assessment Assembly Ops. Committee Distance Learning Committee Faculty Assembly FPDC Staff Senate