Maintaining Quality in Credit Classes
Taught in the Extended University

AS-2650-04/FA - March 11-12, 2004

RESOLVED: That the responsibility for the assignment of faculty to credit-bearing courses offered without state support rests with the academic department offering the class; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University (CSU) call upon campuses that wish to offer credit-bearing classes on a self-support basis to charge student fees sufficient to offer classes of quality and rigor comparable to those offered with state support.

RATIONALE: In the current economic environment, campuses must have maximum flexibility to offer credit classes, particularly in summer sessions, that allow students to make normal progress to graduation, and to otherwise meet programmatic needs. It is essential to maintain the quality of offerings during this period. Selection of faculty teaching self-support classes should meet normal departmental standards, and compensation rates should be comparable to state support in order to maintain faculty quality. In order to accomplish this quality goal, fees for non-state supported credit classes must be sufficient to meet their costs.


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