9.3 Off-Campus Instructional Sites
In accordance with Section 3.3.3, Instruction Offered Externally, of this Policy Manual, USG institutions may offer instruction at locations away from their home campuses. Institutions must follow appropriate procedures for approval to offer such instruction as specified in Section 3.3.3. No institution may propose the use of any off-campus instructional location prior to approval of the academic program(s) to be offered at that location.
Once approval to offer external instruction has been secured, any utilization of off-campus facilities must adhere to the following guidelines:
- Every USG off-campus instructional location will conform to all appropriate standards of due diligence, structural integrity, adequacy of resources, and responsible use as designated by the USG chief facilities officer. Facilities will be appropriate to support the academic purpose of the off-campus location and will reflect quality standards comparable to home campus facilities.
- Any off-campus instructional location that requires or anticipates no capital investment for facilities, either to acquire or to operate, within the next three (3) fiscal years is subject to administrative review and approval by the Chancellor.
- Any off-campus instructional location that requires or anticipates a capital investment for facilities, either to acquire or to operate, within the next three (3) fiscal years must be reviewed and approved by the Board of Regents.
In all cases, the proposal shall be reviewed in accordance with the External Instruction in the University System of Georgia: Policies and Procedures, as adopted by the Board of Regents on February 2, 2005, and as thereafter amended. Institutions must adhere to the guidelines, criteria, and nomenclature contained in that document. The designation of an off-campus instructional location as a campus, center, or consortium requires approval by the Board of Regents through its Committee on Academic Affairs. The University System Office’s review shall be coordinated by the USG chief academic officer in consultation with the USG chief facilities officer, and if the proposal anticipates the creation of a new location or significant expansion of an existing location, it shall be presented to the Board of Regents for approval (BoR Minutes, February 2005).