- Propose an Extended Education course: See information below.
- Propose a course for OLLI: Osher Lifelong Learning
Review of Course Proposals for Extended Education
Approval of credit and non-credit courses offered through Extended Education is a joint responsibility of that office and of the academic department reasonably congruent to the subject matter of the proposed course.
Extended Education determines need for the course, determines that the offering will not detract from enrollment in regular courses (credit courses only), determines facility and support availability, etc.
For Credit Courses the department approval indicates quality control over:
University Policy/Faculty Handbook rev. 1987
317: NONCREDIT COURSES
Noncredit courses and institutes offered through the extension program shall be submitted for advice and/or comment to the appropriate college dean and/or department chair prior to the offering being scheduled by Extended Education. The utilization of university facilities and the use of university equipment are subject to approval by the dean or department chair. Should there be no reasonably congruent program or programs in a college, approval of the Office for Academic Affairs shall be required. Noncredit courses or institutes, as well as those offered for credit, will be reported to the faculty.
320: EXTENDED EDUCATION CREDIT COURSES
In keeping with University policy, courses offered for credit through the University’s Extended Education program should be approved following appropriate consultive procedures and review. It may be that in some instances (particularly those involving interdisciplinary studies) no single department may be willing to assume responsibility to initiate such a review. In such a case, the Director of Extended Education should request the Dean of a School or Chair of a Division to take the proposal to his or her School or Division Curriculum Committee for a recommendation. The determination as to which School or Division should conduct the review should be made on the basis of programmatic similarity. If no School or Division Committee should be willing to assume responsibility for review, the Director of Extended Education should request the Vice President for Academic Affairs to take the proposal to the University Curriculum Committee for a recommendation.
For Instructors: Proposal of
Extension courses for academic credit
Individuals and groups, on or off campus, are requested to follow the procedures indicated below when seeking approval for academic credit to be awarded for any course, workshop, or conference offered through the Office of Distance & Extended Education at Humboldt State University. This includes both for credit only as well as optional credit courses. These procedures must be followed each time a course is offered. Obtain a Course Proposal Form from this website or from the Office of Distance & Extended Education.
The information necessary for adequate review includes:
- course title, description and objectives
- brief course description for use in publicity
- brief instructor biography for use in publicity
- reading assignments and written projects
- textbook requirements
- method of evaluating student work
- units, contact hours, times, date, etc.
- instructor’s vitae (if not CSU faculty)
- instructor’s transcript (if not CSU faculty or graduate), upon request of Extended Education coordinator
- instructor/course coordinator information
(birth date, HSU ID number, address, phone numbers,
e-mail or other ways to contact instructor)
Return the completed form to the Office of Distance & Extended Education. It will be routed for curriculum review and for signatures by the Department Chair and Dean of the College. The approval process should be initiated early in the semester the term before the course is offered.
- If the course in not approved, the department will notify the applicant of the reasons for denial or to request additional information.
- If the course is approved the applicant will be notified by mail (proposal yellow copy).
An agreement will be mailed to the instructor about a month prior to the first week of the semester.
Submit all publicity for review by the Office of Distance & Extended Education prior to release.
A day or two before the first class meeting, the instructor or course coordinator should pick up a class roster form and registration packet. The packet should include a class roster of all paid/enrolled students, registration forms, evaluation forms to be given each student on the last day (an envelope and instructions will be provided for students to return evaluation to this office). If you are unable to come to our office during regular hours, please call and let us know — your packet will be left with HSU Police (1st floor of Student & Business Services), open 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
At the first class meeting, the instructor may distribute registration forms to any student in attendance not listed on the class roster. Checks for the amount of the class fee, are payable to Humboldt State University. MasterCard/Visa/Discover credit cards are also accepted.
On the first working day following the initial class meeting, the class instructor needs to update the Office of Distance & Extended Education of enrollment by returning the registration forms and class roster.
Prior to the last class meeting obtain the Final Roster/Grade Report. This report is generated by HSU and is the official record of students who have paid for taking your course for credit. Check it carefully as it is not only important to your students, but it determines your payment. Students may be very difficult to contact after the course is completed.
Salary checks will be processed upon receipt of:
- Final Grade Report (letter grades or credit/no credit assigned to each student), signed by instructor
- Completed Student Evaluation Forms, and
- Special Lecturer Pay Request (confirmation of the number of paid students and exact payment the instructor will receive), signed by instructor.
Instructors will be paid on the 15th of the month after the course has ended.
Course Proposal Form
Download and print out the the HSU Distance & Extended Education Course Proposal Form available at link below. Submit completed form to Distance & Extended Education for review. (address below)