Distance Education

About the Committee

The Distance Education (DE) Committee is a sub-committee of the Academic Senate. The DE Committee addresses all matters that affect distance education classes, services, and programs operated by the college, and reports on those matters to the Academic Senate.



  • Full-time Faculty representatives - 2 or more
  • Part-time Faculty representatives - 1 or more 
  • Counselor representative -1 
  • Assistant Director of Academic Technology and Professional Development
  • Distance Education Coordinator - 1 
  • Student representatives    - 1 (currently vacant)


  • Joy Lawrence (faculty co-chair)
  • Debbie Lou Angeles (admin co-chair)
  • Michelle Miller-Galaz (non-voting admin respresentative)
  • Karen Bishop (full-time faculty representative)
  • James Carson (full-time faculty representative)
  • William Hughes (full-time faculty representative)
  • Yolanda Vasquez (counselor representative)
  • Clara Zimmerman (part-time representative)

Meeting Times

Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the Month, from 3:00-4:00 PM. The team chairs shall call regular and special meetings.
Agendas and Minutes


You can access your documents here: Distance Education Document Cloud Storage.


Porterville College Center for Instructional Technology offers resources related to distance education and instructional technology

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