Distance Learning Best Practices

Administrative Rule
Council: Academic and Student Affairs Council
Effective date: 02/17/20
Guideline/Procedure: 5.0201.01.1

Administrative Rule

Distance education courses and programs at Austin Community College shall comply with specifications, standards and best practices, as required by law and in accordance with

  • the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS-COC) Distance and Correspondence Education policy statement;
  • the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) “Principles of Good Practice for Academic Degree and Certificate programs and Credit Courses Offered Electronically;” and,
  • the U.S. Department of Education.

Austin Community College will offer only distance education courses and programs that are eligible for state funding or for students’ participation in the federal financial aid program.

Distance education courses at ACC shall fulfill the instructional and student support needs of the College in accordance with the Guidelines/Procedures 5.0201.01.1.

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