Advancing innovative and effective uses of educational technology throughout California higher education.


DET/CHE was founded in 1985 by media directors who felt a need to discuss shared work interests and problems which were not being addressed by existing professional media organizations. Today, DET/CHE is comprised of a membership cutting across all segments of California higher education – Private Colleges and Universities, the University of California, California State University, and California Community Colleges.

Directors of Educational Technology / California Higher Education provides a unique forum for focusing on common management concerns within academic computing, instructional technology, media services, and distance education across all levels of higher education. Read more about our mission…

DET/CHE Leadership

We are here to support DET/CHE members in developing essential leadership skills for higher education.

Designed using a cohort model, the program will culminate at DET/CHE 2021. Participants will complete the program by attending 8 monthly online presentations and discussions led by CA Higher Ed leaders on the challenges, successes, skills, and issues facing today’s ed-tech leaders. Participants will complete the program with a final project centered around a real-world challenge at their institution or in higher education, more generally.

For more information please read DET/CHE Leadership Program.

Stay Connected!

We have migrated to Google Groups (as Yahoo Groups is no longer in service). Please join our new DET/CHE Google Groups to stay connected!

Please read our DET/CHE Google Groups Community Guidelines for additional guidance on list etiquette, unacceptable use, archives, promotional messages, announcements, endorsements, job postings, and sending surveys to the listserv.

You will need a Google Account to post and participate! To use these features with Google Groups, you can create a Google Account without changing your email address. You can also link a non-Gmail email address to an existing Google Account. The linked email address can be made an owner or manager. Learn how to sign in to your Google Account with another email address.