Extended Study Courses

Departments must approve credit courses to be offered through extended study (“correspondence”), as well as the course syllabus and the instructor. Departments determine whether courses can be taught as extended-study offerings without jeopardizing or reducing academic standards.

Courses for degree credit taken by extended study must undergo the same review process as courses taken on campus. Departmental curriculum committees are to evaluate a proposed extended-study course as it relates to content, lessons, exams, and textbook. Departments are to examine extended-study courses for currency and quality on an annual basis and recommend any courses to be discontinued or changed.

For courses to be offered electronically, see also Guidelines for Distance Education Course Proposals and Appendix A: UCA Principles for Electronically Offered Instruction. For required license forms, see Policy 409 Forms.