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Approval of Distance Education Courses and Programs

  • Academic departments/program and other instructional units wishing to create distance learning opportunities should submit a prospectus to the Provost describing the proposed courses. The Distance Learning Advisory Council will create an application form that defines the minimal components of the prospectus.
  • The Distance Learning Advisory Council advises the Provost regarding departmental requests to implement distance learning courses and programs of study. The Provost grants final approval to departments to offer distance learning courses and programs of study.
    • The Distance Learning Advisory Council will review any prospectuses that includes new courses and programs of study that will be classified as distance learning before the prospectus is submitted to the Curriculum Committee, General Education Committee, or Graduate Council for review.
    • Courses and programs of study currently approved for the academic catalog do not require additional approval from the faculty senate or its committees to be taught as distance education offerings.
  • The Distance Learning Advisory Council reviews each semester’s proposed course schedule and advises the Provost regarding potential conflicting demands for limited distance education resources.
  • Each course to be offered as a distance education course must be classified with the proper THEC reporting code and reported to The Distance Learning Advisory Council.
  • All distance education courses and programs of study must be prominently identified as an offering of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
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