Distance and Blended Learning Committee

Deadlines to Submit Majority Online Course Proposal to Committee for the 2023-2024 Academic Year:

  • 9/5/2023– Proposals due to the Committee for Spring 2024 semester delivery
  • 11/3/2023 – Proposals due to the Committee for Summer 2024 semester delivery
  • 1/26/2024 – Proposals due to the Committee for Fall 2024 semester delivery

Information on Majority Online Course or Program Proposals

Proposals should be submitted via UMW’s Curriculum Inventory Management System (CIM). For more information about the system, please visit: https://provost.umw.edu/umw-curriculum-approval-process/. Once submitted, the proposal is routed to your department chair for approval before it is sent to the committee. Allow 1-2 weeks for the proposal to be routed to the committee for review.

Meeting Dates for the 2023-2024 Academic Year:

  • April 5, 2024
  • February 2, 2024
  • November 10, 2023
  • September 8, 2023

Approved Majority Online Courses

  • The Registrar maintains a current list of approved majority online courses.  Please contact the Registrar for more information.


  • 2025 Janie Lee, Associate Professor, ENLI, CAS, secretary
  • 2025 Melody Denhere, Associate Professor, MATH, CAS
  • 2026 Ping Yin, Associate Professor, GEOG, CAS, chair for Fall 2024
  • 2026 J.D. Swerzenski, Assistant Professor, CDS, CAS, chair for Spring 2025
  • 2027 Maysoon Al-sayed Ahmad, Senior Lecturer, MDFL, CAS

Ex-Officio Members

  • Jerry Slezak, Director of Digital Learning Technologies
  • Paul Boger, Representative appointed by the University Librarian
  • Hall Cheshire, Chief Information Officer
  • Juliette Landphair, Vice President for Student Affairs (or representative)
  • Victoria Russell, Director of the Center for Teaching


2.8.3 The committee’s duties are to :

.1 Maintain the quality and integrity of the curriculum for courses and programs offered in a majority online format;

.2 Establish procedures and criteria for approval, deletion, and alteration of courses and programs offered in a majority online format;

.3 Review and approve or reject proposals from the various departments for courses to be offered in a majority online format;

.4 Review and evaluate majority online courses on a scheduled and on-going basis to ensure that courses continue to represent the tradition of quality education at UMW, making suggestions for course revisions or removal from the curriculum as appropriate;

.5 Perform any and all additional duties pertaining to this committee at the request of the committee’s chair;

.6 Make information available regarding the procedures and deadlines for proposing courses to the appropriate oversight committee; and

.7 Perform other duties as assigned by the UFC.