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Mānoa Distance Learning Committee

The Mānoa Distance Learning Committee (MDLC) advises the Provost and the Vice Provost for Academic Excellence on best practices, strategies, policies that support the delivery of distance courses and programs at UH Manoa. The mission of the MDLC is to promote quality and access to students choosing the venue of distance learning for part or all of their academic pursuits.

The MDLC works collaboratively to make recommendations that enhance and support the development, delivery, management, and assessment of distance learning programs. A subcommittee of the MDLC reviews proposals for distance programs to ensure adherence to best practices and compliance with federal requirements, National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) requirements, WASC substantive change policies, and UH policies and procedures. 


NameTitle and Unit
William Chismar (Co-Chair)Dean, Outreach College
Paul McKimmy (Co-Chair)Interim Associate Vice Provost for Academic Excellence
Wendy PearsonSenior Advisor to the Provost; Accreditation Liaison Officer (WASC)
James CallahanSenior Instructional Designer, School of Nursing & Dental Hygiene
Denise Eby KonanDean, College of Social Sciences
Gloria NilesDirector of Academic Technology Services, ITS
Monica Stitt-BerghAssessment & Curriculum Support Center
Julio RodriguezDirector, Center for Language & Technology, College of Arts, Languages & Letters
Michael MenchacaChair, Learning Design & Technology Department
Rebecca StotzerProfessor and Distance Education Director, School of Social Work
Kellie TaguchiDistance Education Coordinator, College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources
Sarah SimmonsOperations Coordinator, Outreach College