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Program PLO Comparability Policy

Policy Information

Issuing Office

Office of the Provost

Affected Parties


Policy Language

The Dean of each College/School shall ensure that program learning outcomes for programs offered in both the residential and distance formats are identical.

Policy Rationale

To achieve comparability between residential and distance education programs.

Definition of Glossary Terms

None specified

Procedural Information


The method for determining that levels of knowledge and competencies are comparable in distance and corresponding residential degree programs shall be through the assessment and evaluation of common knowledge and competency program learning outcomes.


Sanctions shall be determined by the Provost on a case-by-case basis.



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