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Teaching Extension Courses

Thank you for your interest in the Extension Studies program available through the Office of Distance and Extended Learning!

Extension courses are self-funded courses that are offered through the Office of Distance and Extended Learning instead of through the academic department from which the courses originate. They can be a way for faculty who are already teaching courses through the department to teach one or two additional courses, out of load, or for departments to offer special course offerings outside the academic unit. Extension courses are offered to meet a specific departmental or university need and to assist academic departments and schools in meeting student demand.

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Extension Courses and Programs Overview

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  • Extension courses and programs are self-supporting academic credit courses and programs that are not submitted for formula (state) funding.

    Extension courses are regulated by the Texas Administrative Code as follows:

    • Each course must be within the role and mission of Texas State University and in the inventory of approved courses.
    • Courses must meet quality standards applicable to courses through the school or department.
    • Extension courses must not jeopardize or diminish the status of formula-funded courses and programs through the school or department. 
    • Extension courses may not be a substitute for offering a sufficient number of formula-funded courses and programs through the school or department.

    The Office of Distance and Extended Learning cannot guarantee benefits eligibility to a faculty member.

    • Extension courses are offered at the direction of the academic departments or schools.
    • Extension courses are offered to meet a specific departmental or university need and to assist academic departments and schools in meeting student demand.
    • Extension courses are funded through alternative funding mechanisms (through the Office of Distance and Extended Learning) because traditional funding mechanisms are unavailable. 
    • Extension courses are normally special or unique course offerings that the department or school cannot support directly or that are not likely to meet minimum enrollment standards.
    • If an extension course is offered in the same semester in which the course is also offered through the department or school, Texas State must ensure the extension course does not jeopardize or diminish the status of the same formula-funded course offered through the department. Therefore, enrollment is normally capped at 20 for such an extension course offering.
    • Departmental faculty who have a full load with their academic department or school may normally teach a maximum of two additional courses (including Extension courses) out-of-load, unless courses are stacked, which means two or more courses or class sections are scheduled at the same time and location, and which count as one workload credit.
    • Study in America programs do not jeopardize or diminish the status of formula-funded courses and programs through the school or department. However, enrollment may be capped for reasons of safety and faculty-to-student ratios. Departments and schools may also limit enrollment in these courses and programs.

    The Office of Distance and Extended Learning cannot guarantee benefits eligibility to a faculty member.


Texas State faculty apply to teach extension courses by completing the online 

Extension Teaching Approval Form. 

Once reviewed and approved by the Office of Distance and Extended Learning (ODEL), the request will be forwarded for other necessary approvalsThese approvals include the department chair/school director, the Graduate College (if applicable), and Faculty and Academic Resources. Once all approvals are secured, ODEL will notify the appropriate faculty member and build all approved extension courses into the official class schedule for the term requested.  

This process may take 2-3 weeks of review time. 

Required Materials Include:

  • Course syllabus for each class that is being requested
  • Updated Faculty Member's CV



ACTION ITEMS

FALL 2022

SPRING 2023

SUMMER 2023

FALL 2023

COMPLETE TEACHING APPLICATION

December 31, 2021

July 31, 2022

December 8, 2022

December 8, 2022

SUBMIT ODEL PROFILE

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November 1, 2022

March 1, 2023

March 1, 2023

SCHEDULE GOES LIVE ON CATSWEB

February 23, 2023

September 16, 2022

February 22, 2023

February 22, 2023

STUDENTS BEGIN REGISTERING 

March 28, 2022

October 17, 2022

March 27, 2023

March 27, 2023

SEND FINAL COURSE SYLLABUS

September 2, 2022

February 6, 2023

June 12, 2023

September 8, 2023

ROSTER CERTIFICATION

Main Session:

09/08-09/14

Main Session:

02/02-02/08

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SUBMIT FINAL GRADES

Main Session:

12/12/22 - DUE NOON

Main Session:

05/15/23 - DUE NOON

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