STATE OF CALIFORNIA
California Community Colleges
1102 Q street
Sacramento, Ca 95811
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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