2.08 Extension/Continuing Education Services
Extension/Continuing Education Services Defined
Extension/continuing education services are those activities by which the instruction, research, and service functions of an institution are shared with citizens of the state who are not enrolled as regular students. These services include such things as off-campus courses and lectures, correspondence study, consultant services, surveys, conferences, and non-credit workshops (both on and off-campus), radio, television, and publication to support and supplement the aforementioned activities.
Courses approved by the Board for on-campus instruction may be offered off-campus through extension/continuing education without additional approval by the Board. No center for off-campus extension/continuing education activities will be established except on prior notice to the State Extension and Continuing Education Council and with approval by the Board of Regents.
Existing cooperation among the three institutions in extension/continuing education services will be broadened and made more continuous. The cooperative efforts and practices will be reviewed periodically and formally by the Board to the end that maximum extension/continuing education services will be rendered to the state and its citizens at comparable levels of cost to communities, organizations, industries, or individuals served. The extension/continuing education services of the three institutions will be available statewide. The three extension/continuing education services, through planned cooperative effort, will seek to give the people of Iowa the best possible service at the lowest cost.
State or federal enactments, as well as requests from other sources, which suggest opportunities for new extension/continuing education services for which campus resources are not available will be brought to the Board for decision concerning:
- the creation of campus resources, and
- the campus or campuses on which the resources are to be established.
Each of the three institutions of higher learning will have extension/continuing education services whose activities will be reviewed periodically and formally by the Board.
The extension/continuing education services of each institution will be related to on-campus functions authorized by the Board. Special competencies in extension/continuing education services are to be encouraged at each institution.
The extension/continuing education services of the three institutions of higher learning should be provided to the people of the state to the maximum extent consistent with the availability of resources at the three institutions and resident instruction and research commitments of each institution.
Except as herein provided, extension/continuing education services that have been authorized by the Board are expected to adjust to changing times and conditions without continual referral to the Board for approval. (October 4-6, 1962, pp. 179-181; April 10-11, 1975, p. 622)
See also University ServicesBoard of Regents, State of Iowa, 6.14