E-Learning and Educational Technology Committee
The eLearning and Educational Technology (ELET) committee provides guidance about the “effective implementation and integration of educational technologies to support the academic goals of the VCCS.” The ELET Committee is established by VCCS policy 2.4.5:
2.4.5 eLearning and Educational Technology Committee The eLearning and Educational Technology Committee for the VCCS shall advise the Vice Chancellor of Academic Services and Research, report regularly to the Academic and Student Affairs Council (ASAC) Educational Technology Committee, and serve as resource to other VCCS governance bodies such as Tech Council, CFAC, etc., regarding policies, strategies, and projects that address the effective implementation and integration of educational technologies to support the academic goals of the VCCS. Annually, each college president shall nominate one college representative to serve a one-year term on the ELET Committee. Representatives may serve for more than one consecutive term, but must be reaffirmed by their college president each year. The Committee body shall meet at least three times a year in person or electronically, at the call of the ELET Chair. The proceedings of the Committee meeting shall be shared publicly and recommendations, reports, and other deliverables shall be distributed to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Services and Research. Recommendations on System-wide policy matters will be forwarded by the Vice Chancellor of Academic Services and Research to the Chancellor who will channel them to appropriate entities (e.g., Academic and Student Affairs Council (ASAC), Advisory Council of Presidents (ACOP), State agencies, etc., for further consideration, review, and/or action.
The mission of the eLearning and Educational Technology Committee (ELET) is to support teaching and learning in the VCCS by promoting instructional tools and design rooted in sound research and supported by best practices. ELET takes a needs-based approach to providing guidance to VCCS students, faculty, staff, and administration for technology selection, implementation, and training in the areas of teaching and learning with technology.