Distance Education Committee


  1. Serve as the primary voice of the faculty senate in matters of Distance Education on the Leeward CC campus;
  2. Help promote the development of distance education courses to ensure that their content and design are appropriate to the medium;
  3. Develop and recommend policies and procedures that provide technical and academic support to ensure distance learner success;
  4. Develop and recommend policies and procedures that provide technical and academic support for faculty who teach distance education courses;
  5. Develop and recommend best practices for distance education teaching;
  6. Develop outcome assessment measures that describe and evaluate the success of the distance education program and provide the data on which future recommendations can be made, and
  7. Review facilities and equipment needs periodically, and make appropriate recommendations.
  8. Membership:
    1. The Committee Chair is a Faculty Senator appointed in accordance with Bylaws;
    2. Members should be faculty with experience teaching a DE course;
    3. At least one non-faculty member (e.g. APT, Administration, etc) that is involved in the Leeward CC DE 

(Reference: University of Hawaii - Leeward Community College Faculty Senate Charter and Bylaws, Article IV, Standing Committees, Section 10. Distance Education Committee)


  • Aguilera, Kelsie (kelsieag [at] hawaii.edu) - Co-Chair
  • Chang, Cara (cmchang [at] hawaii.edu)
  • Eligio, Jeff (eligioj [at] hawaii.edu)
  • Gearhart, Anika (anikag [at] hawaii.edu)
  • Hirata, Brent (bhirata [at] hawaii.edu)
  • Inake, Rachael (rinake [at] hawaii.edu)
  • Jube, Sandro (sandro [at] hawaii.edu)
  • Khan, Abdul-Karim (khana [at] hawaii.edu)
  • Lewton, Jordan (jlewton [at] hawaii.edu)
  • Losch, Tracie (tlosch [at] hawaii.edu)
  • Paikai, Annemarie (aapaikai [at] hawaii.edu)
  • Wong, Evelyn (eswong [at] hawaii.edu) - Co-Chair

Meeting Dates

All meetings held on Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. via Zoom

  • Wednesday, September 15, 2021
  • Wednesday, October 20, 2021
  • Wednesday, November 24, 2021
  • Wednesday, January 19, 2022
  • Wednesday, February 16, 2022
  • Wednesday, March 23, 2022
  • Wednesday, April 20, 2022