DL Governance

Internal bodies involved
in our operation

The Distance Learning Governance takes place via the existence and collaboration of four bodies: The Distance Learning Committee (DLC) that reports to the Senate, the Distance Learning Unit (DLU), the Learning Support Unit that belongs to the Information Systems Service of the University and the Center for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching (CIET) that operates under the directions and guidelines of the DLC and the LSU.


The DLC:
  • Has the overall responsibility of DL programs operation at the University, the policy development and supervision, the DL programs development and the quality assurance process.
  • Coordinates and enables quality assurance mechanisms regarding instructors, procedures, courses etc by closely collaborating with the Quality Assurance Committee of the University
  • Communicates and coordinates quality assurance mechanisms, decisions and the strategy of the distance learning programs to the responsible bodies of the University.
  • Disseminates e-learning practices in all programs
  • Supports the development of the DL programs infrastructure, by closely cooperating with the LSU
  • Oversees and coordinates, in collaboration with the LSU and ODLC, DL instructors’ and Teaching assistants (TAs) training and professional development
  • Defines roles, tasks and responsibilities for DL instructors and TAs
  • Provides ongoing support to course coordinators and instructors and monitors the development of the teaching materials curricula
  • Monitors and controls the application of the Distance Learning Pedagogical Framework and provides training for the improvement of program of studies quality where necessary

The DLC and the existing operational framework guarantee the appropriate mechanisms for the Distance Learning program development and support, adopting in this way the most up-to-date technologies and pedagogical theories.

At present, the Distance Learning Committee comprises the following members:
President Dr Nikleia Eteokleous Associate Professor Educational Science
Member Prof. Eleni Hadjiconstantinou Professor Business and Law
Member Mr Marios Pelekanos Associate Professor Architecture & Civil Engineering
Member Dr Alexandros Argyriadis Assistant Professor Nursing
Member Dr Michalis Makrominas Assistant Professor Maritime Transport & Commerce
Member Dr Nataly Loizidou Assistant Professor Psychology and Social Sciences
Member Dr Ioannis Voudouris Assistant Professor Business and Law
Member Dr Achilleas Achilleos Lecturer Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Informatics
Member Mr Stephanos Tsorakis Director of Operations and Infrastructure (LSU) Learning Support Unit

The Distance Learning Unit is the administrative body of Frederick University and holds the coordinating role of managing and organizing the procedures and operations related to distance education.

The aim of the Unit is the quality assurance and smooth operation of the distance education process. It is the core of the University's Distance Learning and the reference point for both Distance Learning students and members of the academic and administrative staff of Distance Learning programs. Among other things, the Unit is responsible for implementing and carrying out the decisions of the Academic Distance Learning Committee, managing technical issues and queries, in communication with the Technical Support Service, and ensuring that all the services of the University’s Studies and Student Welfare Service are provided equally to all Distance Learning students.


The Learning Support Unit provides access and support to the informational systems required for Distance Learning but also supports DL students and academics with the use of the electronic platforms and technological tools. Moreover, the LSU is responsible for upgrading the electronic platforms and technological tools used in Distance Learning as well as improving the support of the technical infrastructure to enrich Distance Learning and education.

The Open and Distance Leaning Centre (ODLC) aims to promote and further develop the Open and Distance Leaning at the University and in society in general.

Specifically, it aims to:
  • Educate, train and support (researching and teaching) instructors and students who are involved in teaching and learning in Open and Distance Learning environments, through the pedagogical utilization of up-to-date technological tools
  • Promote research in the fields of Open and Distance Education and Learning, and providing advisory services
  • Contribute to the promotion and continuous updating of Open and Distance Learning methods at the University
  • Organize educational programs and training activities for instructors and students with the aim of pedagogical utilization of up-to-date distance education and learning technological tools
  • Support full-time and part-time DL instructors as well as teaching assistants of the University with the aim of training them in the pedagogical utilization of modern Distance Learning technological tools
  • Develop quality educational interactive/digital material for use in Distance Learning programs of undergraduate and postgraduate level, conventional, mixed and Distance Learning
  • Strengthen the training of full-time, part-time DL instructors and teaching assistants of the University in developing, shaping and enriching the educational/digital material, the interactive activities of formative assessment, in line with international standards
  • Provide tools, instruments and physical space for conducting courses and workshops for designing and developing digital/interactive educational material
  • Develop and organize workshops and training seminars for educational and academic conferences in open and distance learning topics
  • Support and pedagogically enhance the DLC and DLU
  • Collect and analyse information and data collected from the e-learning platform for the purpose of:
    • conducting research, teaching measures and experiments aiming to upgrade policies and learning in online environments
    • developing reports on educational and pedagogical practices in open and distance learning
    • identifying deviations and problematic situations and taking amending actions
  • Engage in funded research projects and actions, ERASMUS programmes and develop research reports for presentation of results and conclusions related to open and distance learning
  • Provide consultation services and training in open and distance learning topics