Standard 2

Educational Program And Its Effectiveness: Continuing Education and Special Learning Activities

Supporting Documentation

Required Documentation:

  1. Organizational charts which show the relationship of continuing education to various academic units of the institution, including the internal organization of the continuing education unit.
  2. Summary listing of off-campus programs, directors, sites, and enrollments.
  3. Policy and procedures for institutional approval of off-campus and special programs and courses.

Required Exhibits:

  1. Catalogs, brochures, announcements, and class schedules for special programs.
  2. Policies regarding the award of credit based on prior experiential learning, including the distribution of credits, by term, for the past two years.
  3. Policies that address all items of Standard Indicator 2.A.10 regarding award of credit.
  4. List of all courses and programs taught by nontraditional instructional formats for the past three years, indicating the course, type and duration of instruction, number of credits,  enrollment, and location.
  5. Budgetary information and financial arrangements relating to continuing education and special learning activities.
  6. Studies demonstrating comparability of outcomes for courses or programs offered under concentrated or accelerated time frames, or other nontraditional instructional formats.
  7. Policies regarding admission, transfer of prior earned credit, credit by examination (e.g. College Level Examination Program [CLEP]), credit for prior experiential learning, credit by evaluation and residency requirements as they apply to external degrees, degree-completion programs, or special degrees.
  8. Sample transcript with explanation of codes showing designations for credit for prior experiential learning and non-degree credit.
  9. Contractual agreements with other institutions or travel agencies.
  10. Criteria and procedures for admission of students and awarding of credit; procedures for maintenance of student records.
  11. Catalogs, brochures, and announcements for continuing education courses and programs, and special learning activities.
  12. Criteria and procedures for registration of students and awarding of units; procedures for keeping student records.
  13. Procedures for involving appropriate institutional personnel in program approval and development.