Attachment DL4

80.06     Attachment DL-4                                                                                           Issued: August 16, 2001
Evaluation of Other Organization’s Instructional
Materials for Distance Education Courses

1.      Introduction

It is appropriate to incorporate instructional materials into a distance education course that were not developed by the Prairie View A&M University faculty assigned to teach the course. The instructional materials may be separately purchased, part of a textbook adoption, or otherwise provided. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board requires a review of the materials prior to incorporation into a distance-learning course. The purpose of this procedure is to provide guidance on the review process. The materials proposed for adoption must be acceptable to the members of the departmental curriculum committee, the department head, and the dean, in turn.

2.      General Provisions

2.1     The primary responsibility for determining the merits of all course materials rests with the course instructor.

2.2     Adopted materials are subject to the same evaluation process as developed materials. 3.     Procedures

3.1     During the course development stage, the instructor is to provide the University Distance Learning Council appropriate information concerning all proposed instructional materials.

3.2    The University Distance Learning Council is to incorporate the review of adopted materials as
part of its general review of course materials, prior to submitting a recommendation to the

Point of Contact:  Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs


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