|(a) General Policy Guidelines.
(1) Contractual agreements for instruction by public
two-year colleges with non-SACSCOC accredited organizations must comply
with all current guidelines of the SACSCOC.
(2) Courses and programs offered under contractual
agreements must be consistent with the educational purpose, mission,
and goals of the institution.
(3) Courses and programs offered and eligible for state
appropriations must remain under the sole and direct control of the
sponsoring public two-year college.
(1) Board Approval.
(A) All programs and courses must be approved through
the established procedures of the Board.
(B) Requirements. Courses offered must remain under
the sole and direct control of the sponsoring public two-year college
which exercises ultimate and continuing responsibility for the performance
of the functions reflected in the contract. Instructors of courses
must meet qualifications as stipulated by the public two-year college.
The public two-year college must employ at least one full-time faculty
member per degree program and specify in the contract the institutional
procedures by which the contracted courses or programs meet the standards
of regular programs as disclosed fully in the publications of the
institution, specifically including the following:
(i) recruitment and counseling of students;
(ii) admission of students to courses and/or to the
sponsoring institution where certificate and associate degree programs
(iii) development and evaluation of the curriculum;
(iv) evaluation of student progress;
(v) record keeping;
(vi) tuition and/or fee charges, receipts and disbursement
of funds, and refund policy;
(vii) appointment, supervision, and evaluation of faculty;
(viii) instruction and learning resources.
(2) The Contractual Agreement.
(A) The contractual agreement must be executed by designated
officers of the public two-year college and their counterparts in
the contracting organization.
(B) The contractual agreement shall establish a definite
understanding between the public two-year college and the contracting
agency to include each of the items required by this subsection.
(C) The agreement shall specify the work to be performed,
the period of the agreement, and the conditions under which any renewal
or renegotiation must occur.