EFSC Online Steering Council

The Online Steering Council's (OSC) mission is to provide consistent direction for and college-wide coordination in the development, implementation, and maintenance of online and blended learning to improve student learning and success.

To stay current with trends and best practices in online learning, the OSC examines critical topics and recommends academic and student support procedures to the College faculty and administrative leadership.

For questions about the OSC contact Dr. Laura Dunn, OSC Chair, at dunnl@easternflorida.edu or 321-433-5168.

Cherylan Bacheller
Ruth Chabot
Dr. Laura Dunn
Dr. Laura Earle
Dr. Dustin Files
Tonia Graham
Andrew Lieb
Dr. Holly McKnight

Dayla Nolis
Sarah Paige
Bianca Parker
Darcy Roy
Rhonda Rye
Dr. Phil Simpson
Dr. Ramona Smith
Carrie Wells

OSC Working Groups

The working groups of the OSC examine critical topics and best practices involving online and blended course design and delivery. The working groups are comprised of faculty, staff, and administration, and they consider all stakeholders involved in online and blended learning as they make recommendations for policy and procedures to the OSC.


Blended Learning Working Group

The Blended Learning Working Group considers new ways to use blended, hybrid, or flex learning in EFSC courses to benefit student learning and engagement.

Chair: Ilana Grimes

Master Course Working Group

The Master Course Working Group leads EFSC’s efforts to create quality Canvas courses for online use. Master Course elements can effectively work in blended and face-to-face courses or as instructor resources.

Chair: Dayla Nolis

New Online Teaching Technologies Working Group

The New Online Teaching Technologies Working Group vets new and soon-to-be available technology to ensure EFSC consider the newest systems, processes, and resources for online and blended learning.

Chair: Bianca Parker

Online Faculty Professional Development Working Group

The Online Faculty Development Working Group researches and creates faculty development resources specifically designed for online and blended learning instructors to ensure they are ready to face the demands online teaching can bring.

Chair: Dr. Ramona Smith

Online Quality Standards Working Group

The Online Quality Standards Working Group creates and reviews the standards for online learning at EFSC. The working group researches best practices and the technology in use at the college to ensure standards meet the needs of students. As of September 2021, the Online Quality Standards Working Group is in ad hoc status.

Chair: L.J. Lee

Open Educational Resources Working Group

The Open Educational Resources Working Group leads the exploration and adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER) at EFSC. OERs can be used as part of any learning opportunity and are not limited to use in online or blended learning scenarios. The working group communicates with students, staff, faculty, and administration about the benefits of OER use and researches new available resources.

Chair: Marian Smith