Online Learning Plan: Planning Principles
SBVC's Online Learning Plan is committed to creating and maintaining high quality
online programs that demonstrate academic rigor and integrity. As such, the Online
Learning Plan affirms the following principles:
A. SBVC's Online Learning Plan affirms the mission of the college: "San Bernardino
Valley College provides quality education and services that support a diverse community
of learners." Nothing in this plan is intended to change, in any way, the mission
of the college. SBVC's Online Learning Plan supports the mission of the college by
increasing access to high quality learning experiences through the use of technology.
B. SBVC's Online Learning Plan affirms the District's commitment to "Distributed Education."
Board Policy 4108 and Administrative Procedure 4108 state that Distributed Education
(equivalent to Distance Education in Title 5 and Accreditation standards) is a central
component of the District's mission. The District's Strategic Plan, submitted in
the spring of 2011, includes references to Distributed Education in its planning assumptions.
SBVC's Online Learning Plan supports the mission of the District by guiding SBVC's
online course offerings.
C. SBVC's Online Learning Plan affirms the requirements of Title 5 regarding Distance
Education. As a California Community College, SBVC adheres to the education code
of the state.
D. SBVC's Online Learning Plan affirms all accreditation requirements for Distance Education.
SBVC is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
(ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). There are special
policies and requirements for programs and courses that use Distance Education as
the delivery mode. SBVC's Online Learning Plan affirms the accrediting process and
the policies of the ACCJC.
E. SBVC's Online Learning Plan affirms the college's Educational Master Plan. This
Online Learning Plan intends to be fully aligned with relevant elements of SBVC's
Educational Master Plan.
F. SBVC's Online Learning Plan affirms the campus Technology Plan. This Online Learning
Plan intends to be fully aligned with relevant elements of SBVC's Technology Plan.
G. SBVC's Online Learning Plan affirms that the curriculum of the college and the instruction
that delivers that curriculum should not be driven by technology but rather should
be driven by sound principles of andragogy/pedagogy.
H. SBVC's Online Learning Plan recognizes the central place of the faculty in online
learning and is committed to support the faculty in the discharge of their responsibilities
I. SBVC's Online Learning Plan affirms that online learning is in no way inferior to
on campus learning. Further, students who are enrolled in online classes are entitled
to student services that are functionally equivalent to on campus student services.
J. SBVC's Online Learning Plan affirms that a culture of evidence is a crucial component
of any evaluation and assessment of the programs of the college, including online