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Part 4. Personnel Policies

Section I. General Personnel Policies

L. Continuing Education (Updated 5/02)

1. General

Complete planning and coordination services are available year-round (for both on-campus and off-campus functions, in Pocatello or elsewhere in the region) to individual faculty and staff members, as well as the academic and administrative units through the Office of Continuing Education. Based upon the premise that faculty and program presenters should be free to focus upon quality content, and that departmental personnel rarely can accommodate additional demands on time and resources, the Office of Continuing Education coordination specialists become a "temporary" support staff for the event. Depending upon need, they can assume such time-consuming tasks as program planning, bid preparation, site selection, hotel negotiations, marketing (including brochure development), mailing list development, financial administration, preregistration and confirmation, VISA and Mastercard payment capabilities, arrangements and logistics, packet and material assembly, on-site coordination and troubleshooting, evaluation, final reporting, etc. Charges for these services (usually factored into the total registration fee) are based upon the size of the group served, length of program and the type/ amount of services required. Further information is available through the Office of Continuing Education Non-credit Programs Division.

2. Continuing Education Unit (CEU) National Program

The ISU Office of Continuing Education Non-credit Programs Division has been authorized by the National Council on the Continuing Education Unit (CEU) since 1979 to review and approve the assignment of CEUs to professional continuing education workshops, inservices, seminars and/or conferences conducted on or off-campus. The review process determines whether the qualifications of the presenter(s) are appropriate to the topic, and whether the content can reasonably be taught within the format and time-frame being proposed. Each contact hour of instruction/recitation earns one tenth (1/10) of a Continuing Education Unit. The approval process usually takes from 7 to 10 days and should be completed before the actual session is held. There is no charge for this approval process. However, there is a $5.00 recording fee for each participant. This can be (1) paid separately by each student at the conclusion of the session (2) included in a registration fee (3) underwritten by the sponsor as an employee or member benefit. An official transcript for each activity can be requested at any time (in writing accompanied by a mailing fee of $2.00) from the Registrar's Office. Course approval forms, registration forms, and further information can be obtained from the Office of Continuing Education.

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