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travel, postage, production and reception facilities, course materials, special academic resources including library support, marketing, evaluations and assessments, etc. Document authorization for these expenditures from the appropriate office. If grant funds are involved, detail the amount of funding available and its intended uses.


Establishing the Course Tuition Rate: If there is no other policy in effect determining the tuition rate for this particular offering, then a tuition rate must be proposed based on expected credit hour production and course costs. The course must be self-supporting. A tuition rate for individual offerings (not part of an approved distance education degree program or an Independent Learning offering) shall follow the basic tuition- setting policies outlined in the Distance Education Program and Tuition Proposal and Review Procedures document, which is found in Section III of this document.

Course Review and Approval Procedures

Department and School/College curriculum review shall be completed as required. Once the course re-design proposal is complete and approved within the department and school/college, the proposal must be submitted by the department head to the University Curriculum Committee and, if appropriate, the Graduate Council. The submission to Academic Affairs shall include a completed Request to Add, Delete, Replace Course Form (See Appendix V.). Upon clearance by Academic Affairs, the course may be implemented. Note: If the course is an ad hoc offering (i.e., not part of a previously approved distance education program or an Independent Learning offering), the special tuition rate for the course must be submitted for approval to the Associate Provost and Vice President for University Outreach after Academic Affairs’ clearance and prior to implementation.

Course Activation

Once all approvals are granted, the course may be advertised and implemented.

Academic Affairs will place the reconfigured course into the course inventory according to a special numbering scheme:

Note: Online, on-load, on-campus Internet-based courses will not use these distance education identifying end digits. They will be entered into the course system as regular campus courses, typically ending in a “0.”

Undergraduate Courses


These are distance education courses (Graded Option), either synchronous or a- synchronous that are completed within the time frame of one semester by Auburn- admitted students. They abide by regular on-campus class grading policies and calendar. Example: MKTG 3313–Principles of Marketing.

Independent Learning Program Courses (A-synchronous)


These courses (Extended Option) are managed for departments through the Independent Learning Program and students may enroll at any time and take up to 9 months to complete the course. Example: ENTM 2044–Insects.


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