The following basic principles have been articulated:
- While Rochester University ensures academic freedom and wishes to encourage innovation in instruction, the faculty also has a collective responsibility to ensure the academic quality and integrity of Rochester University’s courses, programs, and degrees. This responsibility extends to those courses and programs offered through Distance Education.
- Faculty and students have a right to know the modes of delivery and technological requirements of each course, program, and degree offered by Rochester University. Students have access to this information before enrolling in a course or program.
- Distance education programs and courses are consistent with the educational mission of Rochester University.
- Courses, which are offered as Distance Education, provide the opportunity for substantial, personal, and timely interactions between faculty and students.
- Students in the Distance Education program have adequate access to library and student services.
- Rochester University provides appropriate support services to faculty who teach Distance Education courses.
- Distance Education program in Rochester University is a major mode of instruction.