Please note - although the plan listed below was slated as a three year plan through 2018, it remains relevant and continues to provide guidance. Developing an updated plan is scheduled for 2022-23, building on the institutional educational master plan and technology plan, Futures work, and preparatory work done by the MiraCosta Online Educators in 2021-22.
- Current plan (2015-2018)
- Appendices A&B: Alignment of Online Ed Objectives, Outcomes & Action Plans with Institutional Goals & Objectives
- Appendices C-E: Detailed Drivers of the Plan, Institutional Mission & Goals, References
- Closure of 2011-2014 plan
- 2011-2014 plan
Online Education at MiraCosta College is integrated into the governance system in multiple ways. MiraCosta Online Educators is an Academic Senate subcommittee which provides advice and counsel to the Academic Senate and MiraCosta community on varied matters related to online education, with particular regard to the 10+1 areas of Academic Senate primacy. MOE has primary responsibility for the MiraCosta Online Class Quality Guidelines and the Distance Education Handbook, which both ultimately are approved by the Academic Senate. The Academic Affairs Committee is responsible for the development of 3-year Online Education Plans. The Courses & Programs Committee is responsible for AP 4105, the administrative procedure on distance education, and for curriculum approval of courses to be offered via distance education.
Organizationally, the Online Education department is under the Dean of Math & Sciences, in the Instructional Services Division.
The Online Education program provides an annual report to the Board of Trustees. You may view past presentations:
The Online Education program participates in Program Review; you may elements from past reviews:
- 2021-22 (annual update)
- 2020-21 (annual update + goals)
- 2019-20 (3-year comprehensive program review + goals + resource request)
- 2018 (none - college program review process was in transition)
- 2017 ((reflection form - note, the document incorrectly states program review year of 2016-17; this is for 2017-18)
- 2016 (reflection form)
- 2015 (reflection form)
- 2014 (reflection form)
Please see MiraCosta College's accreditation website which includes many important accreditation-related documents, many of which include distance education-related information. MiraCosta College's most recent full accreditation visit (2016) resulted in full reaccreditation for the college, with no Distance Education-related recommendations. The 2016 Institutional Self-Evaluation Report integrated Distance Education reporting throughout the document (see a guide to all DE references in the document if interested) in accordance with ACCJC standards.
See also MiraCosta's 2009 and 2014 Substantive Change Proposals for Distance Education, as well as a letter from ACCJC dated 1/2/2020 acknowledging additional DE programs at MiraCosta and affirming that a substantive change review by the commission was not required for those programs.
You may wish to review the slides from an August 2016 presentation on what faculty should know about accreditation and distance education, by Chris Hill (MiraCosta's Accreditation Liaison Officer) and Jim Julius (Faculty Director of Online Education).