Distance and Blended Learning Committee

Deadlines to Submit Majority Online Course Proposal to Committee:

  • 10/05/20 – Proposals due to the Committee for Spring semester delivery
  • 11/02/20- Proposals due to the Committee for Summer semester delivery
  • 2/15/21 – Proposals due to the Committee for Fall semester delivery
  • 2/15/21 – Application for Emergency Online Designation due for Summer 2021 delivery (Application: https://forms.gle/2XDCri7D6RRe8Yo39)

 Majority Online Course or Program Proposalsshould 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 2020-2021 Academic Year:



2021 Will Mackintosh 

2022 Adria Goldman, Assistant Professor,CDS, CAS, Secretary

2022 Christy Irish, Assistant Professor, COE, Chair

2023 Leo Lee

2023 Mukesh Srivastava

Ex-Officio Members

  • Jeff McClurken, Special Assistant to the Provost for Teaching, Technology, and Innovation
  • Jerry Slezak, Director of Digital Learning Support
  • Paul Boger, Representative appointed by the University Librarian from the UMW Libraries
  • Hall Cheshire, Chief Information Officer
  • Alison Grimes, Office of Disability Services


2.8.1 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.