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Online Teaching and Learning

The Academic Senate passed AS-896-20 "Resolution on Online Teaching & Learning" on May 19, 2020. This resolution rescinded and replaced AS-750-12 "Resolution on eLearning Policy" and approved an attached "Online Teaching & Learning Policy at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo."

This policy included the following sections:

  • Preamble
  • Modality Designations
    • Face-to-Face Course, Traditional (FT)
    • Face-to-Face Course, Online (FO)
    • Local Course, Online (LO)
    • Remote Course, Online (RO)
    • Hybrid Course (HY)
    • Flexible Course (FL)
  • Credit Hours
  • Faculty Responsibility for Curricular and Quality Control
  • Removal of eLearning Addendum
  • Accessibility
  • University Resource Requirements
    • Student Training
    • Faculty Training
    • Technical Support
    • Testing Services
    • Information and Facility Services
    • Student Services
    • Student Evaluations
  • Assessment of Online Education Courses and Programs
  • Contracting and the Use of Outside Resources
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Admissions
  • Course Descriptions and Advertising Guidelines
  • Online Education Course and Program Funding
  • Use of Online Education Technologies is Optional
  • Applicability of Resolution
  • Summary of Policies and Policy Recommendations Established in Resolution



Academic Senate Resolution:  AS-750-12 "Resolution on eLearning Policy" (PDF)  Adopted 29 May 2012.

Academic Senate Resolution: AS-895-20 "Resolution on Suspending eLearning Addendums" (PDF).  Adopted 5 May 2020.

Academic Senate Resolution: AS-896-20 "Resolution on Online Teaching & Learning" (PDF). Adopted 19 May 2020.

Office of the Registrar Website: Course Policies and Guidelines: "Propose a Course to be Taught Online".

Last updated: 9/12/2023

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