Extended Learning is an outreach unit of the university that makes the resources of the institution available in a variety of ways. It provides a flexible framework for courses, and activities that are outside the traditional university structure. These courses are delivered primarily to teachers for the purpose of continued licensure. VCSU was approved by The Higher Learning Commission in 2009 to offer an unlimited number of these credits to educators.
Extended Learning functions as an administrative, financial, and assessment entity responsible for supporting professional and continuing education activities held on and off the university campus. It oversees extended learning classroom quality and facilitates marketing strategies. Extended Learning is responsible for the collection and disbursement of fees associated with university sponsored or co-sponsored professional and continuing education activities. While fees are collected for these activities, some activities have other sources of financial support.
The following policies and procedures guide decision-making for Extended Learning in reference to "700" professional development courses. These policies establish minimum standards and qualifications which courses may exceed. Please refer to the Extended Learning website (www.vcsu.edu/extend) for specific information and resources. Policies 1.0 through 3.0 are oriented toward the institution and faculty. Policies 4.0 are oriented toward the student.
2.0 Graduate Professional Development Instructors
3.0 Course Requirements
4.0 Student Enrollment
Sponsor: Director of Extended Learning
Approving Body: Faculty Senate
Approved: March 2010
Revised: Spring 2014