Policies & Procedures
Utah State University integrates teaching, research, extension and service to meet its unique role
as Utah’s land-grant University. Students are the focus of the University as they seek intellectual,
personal and cultural development.
Distance Education embraces the latest innovations in technology to enhance Utah State
University’s ability to serve students in all parts of the world, and increasing flexibility regarding
the time, place, and pace of study. A highly interactive, learner-centered environment has been
created that is marked by increased access to faculty expertise and elements of the University’s
mission, including: satellite courses and teleconferences, Web-based courses, and video
The Division of Independent and Distance Education will continue its leadership role on USU’s
campus to serve as a catalyst for educational change and to develop nontraditional programs and
delivery systems to translate and disseminate the institution’s research and scholarship services,
pursuing with vigor the employment of the latest technological developments for delivery of
educational programs to new audiences.
The Division of Independent and Distance Education serves both as an administrative support
service to the University community and as a catalyst to extend University resources to meet the
lifelong learning needs of people of Utah
Classroom Facilitator Role
The classroom facilitator plays a crucial role in Distance Education. Classroom facilitators will
interact with faculty and students of diverse interests. Therefore, excellent communication and
interpersonal skills are required, including the ability to convey information accurately.
Attentiveness is a must! Facilitators will assist instructors and students by operating electronic
classroom media that is appropriate to the delivery of each class session. Facilitators also
distribute and collect class materials, proctor exams