California Community Colleges

Chancellorís Office

1102 Q street

Sacramento, Ca  95811

(916) 445-8752


Date:                November 20, 2008    


To:                   Chief Instructional Officers

Distance Education Coordinators


From:               LeBaron Woodyard, Dean

                        Academic Affairs Division


Subject:          Distance Education Faculty and Student Satisfaction Surveys


The System Office is surveying faculty and students who are teaching or are taking distance education (DE) courses during the semester.  The survey is a tool to measure distance education satisfaction at the local level.  Results for your college are compiled and provided to the institution.  Your collegeís results are available only to you.  Many colleges use the surveys as their method of gathering this information as opposed to conducting their own campus surveys.  Data are aggregated at the system level and will be reported to the Board of Governors in the biannual DE Report.


Your collegeís participation in this process is crucial to understanding the complexities of DE within the California Community Colleges system.  Each survey will only take a few minutes to complete and are completely anonymous.  Please inform the faculty and students the surveys will be available via the Internet until December 31, 2008.


Please transmit this memo containing the URL information to faculty members who taught a DE course and request they complete the survey.  In addition, please have faculty provide the URL to all students enrolled in their DE course(s).  We appreciate your cooperation and look forward to a representative response to these surveys from your campus. 


Faculty Survey



Student Survey



Directions for the Faulty and Student Survey: Faculty and Students do not require a password to access the Surveys. You may have to press the control key while clicking on the URL to open the site.


If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Jo Anne Vorhies at or 916-322-9048.


Thank you for your participation and your support of our efforts!


cc:       Carole Bogue-Feinour, Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs

            Jo Anne Vorhies, Distance Education Specialist