(1) The Florida Higher Education Distance Learning Catalog is established as an interactive, Internet-based central point of access to distance learning courses, degree programs, and resources offered by public postsecondary educational institutions and is intended to assist in the coordination and collaboration of articulation and access pursuant to part II of chapter 1007.
(2) The Florida Distance Learning Consortium must establish operational guidelines and procedures for the catalog, which must include:
(a) Requiring participating institutions to provide clear, complete, and timely information concerning requirements for the distance learning course and degree program, the type of required technology and technical equipment, any prerequisite courses or technology competencies and skills, the availability of academic support services, financial aid resources, and the costs, fees, and payment information and policies.
(b) Requiring that distance learning courses and degree programs meet applicable and appropriate accreditation standards and criteria.
(c) Requiring that, at a minimum, the catalog is reviewed at the start of each academic semester to ensure distance learning courses and degree programs comply with the operational guidelines and procedures established by the Florida Distance Learning Consortium.
(3) The catalog must include an Internet-based analytic tool that allows for the collection and analysis of data, including:
(a) The number and type of students who use the catalog to search for distance learning courses and degree programs.
(b) The number and type of requests for information on distance learning courses and degree programs that are not listed in the catalog.
(c) The comparison of distance learning course and degree program cost data.
(d) An evaluation of course completions, graduation, and retention rates of students enrolled in distance learning courses.
(e) The summary of specific requests by course type or course number, delivery method, offering institution, and semester.
(f) Other types of data as determined by the consortium.