Sac State University Policy Manual

Off Campus Degree Programs

Policy Administrator: Vice President for Academic Affairs
Authority: February 11, 1993
Effective Date:
Index Cross-References:
Policy File Number: FSO00010.htm

All academic program leading to a degree and proposed for off-campus operation must undergo a review and approval process, regardless of whether these programs mirror existing on-campus programs or are to be newly created. If these are new programs, the customary program approval process will hold, culminating in the approval by the Academic Senate and the president. Programs that have been previously approved are not required to undergo full review anew. Rather, such programs will undergo appropriate review by department and College, and then be forwarded to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. The recommendation of the appropriate senate curriculum committee will be sought. The committee will review for evidence that appropriate measures have been taken to ensure maintenance of quality and comparability in the off-campus program, and will recommend approval to the respective Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Programs or Associate Vice President for Research or Graduate Studies. The approval by the respective Associate Vice President on behalf of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs will constitute the approval necessary to proceed with the program. Academic programs offered at a site 25 miles or more from the home campus and which offer 50% or more of the courses at the off- campus site, must obtain WASC approval (see WASC Off-Campus and Substantive Change Application Manual).