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interaction with students, cooperating institutions and other faculty for approved programs and courses.

  • 3.

    Course Development and Implementation Assistance: A distance education staff member shall be assigned for each course to provide design consultation, to aid the faculty member in the arrangement of services, to coordinate the production of course materials, to provide support during course implementation and evaluation in order to allow the faculty member to focus as much as possible on the content and delivery of instruction and on interaction with and the assessment of the learning of the students.

  • 4.

    Technical Assistance to Individual Faculty: Each faculty member assigned to a distance education course shall receive consultation, training, implementation, and evaluation support from technical delivery systems professional staff to assure the effective and efficient use of the chosen delivery system.

  • D.

    Faculty Recognition

    • 1.

      Recognition: Faculty shall receive appropriate recognition of teaching and scholarly activities related to distance education programs commensurate with their efforts in traditional activities and programs.

    • 2.

      Remuneration: Faculty may be remunerated for any additional effort in serving distance education students as appropriate for the particular policies set by the individual department, college or school and in accordance with established University policy.

  • V.


  • A.

    Student Background

    • 1.

      Admission Requirements: Degree program entrance requirements for distance education students shall be the same as they are for campus-based students.

    • 2.

      Prerequisites: Distance education students shall meet the same course prerequisites as do campus-based students.

  • B.

    Information Provided Students

    • 1.

      Disclosure: Students shall receive clear, accurate, complete, and timely information on the curriculum, course and degree requirements, nature of faculty/student interaction, required technological competence and skills, technical equipment requirements, availability of academic resources, availability of student services, program/course costs and payment policies, dates, time frames and deadlines, academic policies and appeals processes, disability accommodations and procedures for accessing these resources.

  • C.

    Student Access to Resources and Services

  • 1.

    Academic Resource Access: Distance education students shall be assured access to academic resources required for their distance education program..

  • 2.

    Student Services Access: Distance education students shall have reasonable and adequate access to the range of student services and student rights appropriate to support their learning and successful matriculation and comparable to those offered to traditional, on-campus users. Services should include all or most of the following: Admissions, Cashiers Office, Payment Processing (refunds, billing, etc.), Bookstore, Course Catalog, Academic advising, technical assistance, registration (Add/Drop), withdrawal from courses, transfers, reinstatements, financial aid information, academic calendar, student records, library services, Services for disabled students (American


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