Proposed Changes to the State University Administrative
Manual (SUAM) Section 1502.06, Extension Program Service Area

AS-2310-96/AA - January 18-19, 1996

RESOLVED:That the Academic Senate of the California State University endorse the proposed changes to the State University Administrative Manual (SUAM) Section 1502.06 - Extension Program Service Area to accomplish the following:

1. revise the section title and update organizational designations, and

2. remove television, mass media, and/or computer-assisted programs from service area jurisdiction;

and be it further

RESOLVED:That the Academic Senate CSU extend its appreciation to the CSU Commission on the Extended University for its cooperation in developing these changes.

RATIONALE: Modern technology has rendered the concept of a "service area" virtually meaningless. CSU campuses have no control over technology-based academic programs originated by universities outside the CSU beyond the ability to approve transfer credit. However, as sister institutions in a state system of higher education, CSU campuses should behave in a respectful and collegial fashion when proposing television, mass media, and/or computer-assisted programs that extend beyond traditional service area boundaries.

The changes to SUAM proposed by the CSU Commission on the Extended University reflect both technological realities and traditional norms of intrasystem collegiality.

APPROVED -- May 9-10, 1996



 
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