Senate oversight of non-degree University Extension courses

[Advice to Divisional Chair Bruce Madewell  4/27/2004]

University Extension Dean Pendleton raised a question about a proposed procedure for letting the Graduate Group in Geography approve courses in the Extension in the absence of a Department of Geography.  As Dean Pendleton rightly points out, Regent's Standing Orders explicitly exempt non-degree-credit extension courses from Academic Senate oversight.  CERJ therefore believes that Dean Pendleton can adopt whatever procedures that he believes are most effective with respect to course approval.  If he trusts the Graduate Group in Geography, it is not for the Senate to gainsay his judgment.