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faculty and administrative support offices, etc. (Provide link/contact for expected course offering schedule for at least the coming year)

  • I.

    Library resources and access procedures

  • J.

    Computing services and access procedures

  • K.

    Texts/Instructional Materials/Bookstore: Indicate the way in which students

will receive or may obtain texts and other instructional materials. (Provide link/contact for the bookstore)


Changes in program: Policies and procedures for student changes in program plan, department policies regarding scheduling of courses and cancellations

  • M.

    Academic Integrity Policy and complaint and grievance procedures

  • N.

    Students with Disabilities: Policies and procedures for servicing students with

disabilities. (Provide link/contact for appropriate support offices)

  • VII.


    • A.

      Appropriateness of Technology: Selection of technology for electronically delivered distance education courses and programs shall rest with the faculty and department offering such courses and programs and shall be based primarily on pedagogical issues and student demographics.


Technical Infrastructure: The university college/school, public, or academic unit infrastructure for the delivery of instruction via the Internet is expected to provide accommodation of the following:

Secure and reliable programs, systems, servers, networks, and origination equipment Rapid recovery systems Adequate storage and backup systems Provide/software licenses (browsers, communications, course development, etc.) Systems management and maintenance Internet access and service Technical training and assistance for faculty and students Enterprise systems/electronic commerce

Delivery of instruction via the Internet must meet federal guidelines for accessibility. (Units must consult with the Students with Disabilities Office for guidelines.)


Policies governing financial operations of distance education were approved by the Board of Trustees, August 1997; effective January 1, 1998; revised September 2000; effective January 1, 2001. See Section III, Distance Education Program and Tuition Proposal and Review Process in this document. Policy elements include the following:

  • A.

    Self-Supporting: Distance education programs and courses shall be self-supporting, where feasible.

  • B.

    Responsibility for Financial Stability: The offering academic department and appropriate dean’s office have the responsibility for assuring the financial stability of a distance education offering in accordance with University policies and procedures.

  • C.

    Funding Mechanism: The University shall maintain a policy of allowing adequate revenue from a distance education program to be distributed to the offering unit in order to cover course and program costs.

  • D.

    Tuition Rates: Tuition rates for distance education programs and courses are determined based upon the additive costs of delivering each individual program or


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