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Continuing Education Unites (CEUs)

Procedures for the granting of CEU's are outlined in sections 8.44.10 through 8.44.15 of the UNIVERSITY MANUAL (see below). CEU courses are defined as specific non-credit courses for which continuing education units are granted. Each CEU is identified as ten contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education, adult or extension experience, under responsible sponsorship, capable direction and qualified instruction. If you have any questions regarding procedures for granting CEU's, contact John O'Leary, Director of Special Programs, Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Continuing Education.

8.44.10 A Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Course is a specific non-credit course for which continuing education units are granted. One CEU is identified as ten contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education, adult, or extension experience, under responsible sponsorship, capable direction and qualified instruction.

8.44.11 Each academic college, school, or division shall be authorized to offer and approve by committee its own CEU courses and determine its own instructors and fees.

8.44.12 Academic credit and CEUs shall not be available for the same course and CEU offerings shall not be listed in the academic year schedule of courses.

8.44.13 Academic course credit and CEUs shall not be noted on the same permanent record. No grades shall be recorded for CEUs. CEUs shall not be recorded in segments of less than 1.0 CEU and fractional CEUs above 1.0 units shall be in increments of 0.1.

8.44.14 The CEU course instructor or coordinator shall gain approval for an offering through an academic unit of the institution best qualified to insure the quality of the program content and to approve the resource personnel used. A CEU course shall meet the following criteria and other requirements of the academic unit: a) it is a non-credit activity planned in response to an assessment of educational need for a specific target population; b) there is a statement of educational objectives and rationale; c) content is sequential and organized; and d) there is evidence of preplanning including provision for evaluation of student performance and criteria for awarding CEUs.

8.44.15 The CEU course instructor or coordinator shall initiate appropriate advertisement for the course, register students, make arrangements for the collection of fees and maintain attendance records. The CEU course instructor or coordinator may obtain administrative assistance for these responsibilities through the College of Continuing Education.

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