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to enable admitted students to complete the program.

  • III.

    DISTANCE EDUCATION COURSES

    • A.

      Course Offerings

      • 1.

        Selection: Courses delivered via distance education shall be regular

Auburn University academic department courses approved through the usual curriculum approval processes as defined by the appropriate academic units.

  • 2.

    Applicability: There shall be no distinctions between courses offered through distance education and those offered on campus.

  • 3.

    Rigor/Outcomes: Courses offered via distance education shall have the same rigor and expected outcomes of resident offerings.

    • 4.

      Prerequisites: Distance education courses shall carry the same curriculum prerequisites for Auburn University admitted students. Non-Auburn University students shall demonstrate to the course instructor the necessary background for successful matriculation in a particular course.

  • B.

    Course Approvals

    • 1.

      Reconfigured Course Review: When a course is reconfigured for delivery via distance education methods, it shall be reviewed by the appropriate curriculum review procedures outlined by the specific department and college/school, and by Academic Affairs (Curriculum Committee, Graduate Council). (The document, Distance Education Course Development, Review, and Implementation Procedures, is located in Section II of this document)

  • C.

    Course Evaluation and Maintenance

  • 1.

    Standard Course Evaluations: Distance education course offerings shall be evaluated according to the course evaluation procedures in effect for campus-based courses.

  • 2.

    Additional Evaluations: Additional items to be evaluated shall include the effectiveness and efficiency of delivery systems, academic resources, student services, and access to faculty.

    • 3.

      Documentation and Use: Records of evaluations and the analyses of the evaluations must be kept on file, as well as documentation of the proactive use of the results of the evaluations in the enhancement of course offerings.

  • D.

    Examinations

    • 1.

      Proctored Examinations: Students in distance education courses shall take examinations under the supervision of an approved proctor. Proctors shall be verified and exams shall be sent directly to the proctor who will manage the examination in a secure manner, requiring students to present a picture ID.

  • E.

    Accessibility

1.

Accessibility Issues: A number of accessibility issues require accommodation

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