RSCCD Mission: The mission of the Rancho Santiago Community College District is to provide quality educational programs and services that address the needs of our diverse students and communities.
Santa Ana College Mission: Santa Ana College inspires, transforms, and empowers a diverse community of learners.
Santa Ana College Core Competencies: I. Communication Skills; II. Thinking and Reasoning; III. Information Competency; IV. Diversity; V. Civic Responsibility; VI. Life Skills; VII. Careers.
Distance Education Mission
Our mission in Distance Education at Santa Ana College is to provide our students and faculty with the highest quality distance education program, by assuring that coursework for our students provides the breadth and depth of a quality post-secondary degree education while ensuring the use of leading edge technology and excellence in teaching.
Advisory Group Charge
Our plan is based on continuous improvement: After conducting annual student and faculty surveys and gathering student success and retention report comparisons, we analyze the results, go back to our mission and restructure our goals/objectives, PLO’s, pedagogy approach, training for students and faculty and technology used. This simple method of data collection and analysis provides us with the necessary data to determine if we are meeting our department, college and district missions and to adjust accordingly.
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
- Distance Education students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the successful online learner skill-set.
- All Online Degree Pathway students will demonstrate knowledge of the online readiness skill-set with a required completion of the "SAC - Quest for Online Success Orientation".
- Distance Education students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the online readiness skill-set by completion of the "SAC - Quest for Online Success Orientation" when required by their instructor.
- Measurement: Successful completion of the SAC - Quest for Online Success Orientation
- Distance Education students will experience engaging and dynamic online instruction.
- Distance Education courses will have similar, or better, course retention/success than that of our classroom instruction.
- Measurement: District Research/SAC reports – Distance Education and Traditional course comparisons
- Distance Education faculty will be required to complete and maintain the Online Teaching Certification requirements of the college.
- Measurement: Successful completion of the Online Teaching Certification prior to online/hybrid instruction and on-going professional development
- Students utilize effective learning tools to assist them in completion of their coursework.
- Measurement: DE Student survey results and District Research/SAC reports
Distance Education Advisory Group
Our Distance Education Advisory Group is an Academic Senate work group. The purpose of our advisory group is to assist our Distance Education program in meeting the needs of our faculty teaching in Distance Education by developing procedures and training that support our mission in Distance Education. The DE Advisory Group is an active, working group, providing advisement for the DE Department and faculty in the form of training, sharing of effective practices and communication with their divisions/departments. Distance Education Advisory Group members are represented from all academic divisions. The Distance Education Coordinator chairs the Distance Education Advisory Group.
Heather Arazi, Christina Axtell, Jennie Beltran, David Breig, Ricardo Castillo, Mike Everett, Crystal Jenkins, Donna Khalid, Michelle Kimmel, Lance Lockwood, TJ Naman, Fernando Ortiz, James Rudd, Jason Sim, Merrari Weber
Fall 2023 meetings will be on the 4th Wednesday of every month from 10:00am to 11:00am virtually over Zoom (please email Jaki King for a Zoom link) and the 3rd Thursday of every month from 10:30am to 11:30am in person in room L 112-1.