NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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Course Proposal

Offer a class through Distance and Continuing Education by following these steps:

  1. Prior to proposing to offer a degree eligible course via DCE, individuals should consult with their respective department or program chair to assure that their course can be offered via DCE, and that is compatible with the programmatic goals of the department.  It is important to note that all degree-credit courses must have been approved via the standard academic approval processes of the campus in order to offer via DCE.  Thus, a course that has never been formally approved at NDSU, must go through the academic course approval process, which begins at the academic department level.
  2. Plan and develop the course syllabus according to course/program standards of the department and those of NDSU, bearing in mind any and all academic and other institutional policies and procedures.
  3. When confirmed that it is appropriate to offer a course via DCE, submit the complete syllabus and a Course Proposal Form  to Distance & Continuing Education.  Course proposals and syllabi are reviewed by DCE and corresponding approval requests are generated and sent by DCE to the appropriate Department Chair, Dean of the College, and Graduate School Dean (in the case of a graduate course) for review and approval.  NOTE:  All adjunct instructors will be required to include a professional vitae and degree verification for the academic department’s consideration as well.
  4. When a course is approved to offer via DCE, DCE will schedule it on Campus Connection so that students can register.  Course instructors will be notified once the course is listed. 
Degree Eligible Courses and EDUC 600 Professional Development Courses, use these forms:
Non-Credit Workshop, Conference or Seminar, use this form:
Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Event or Training Session, use this form:

Course Template for Blackboard

The DCE Instructional Design Team has created a template that is available to all DCE course instructors upon request. This course template is customizable and intended to speed the design and setup of a new course website in Blackboard. Personalized training and assistance in setting up the template is also available. Contact us by phone at 701-231-7015 or by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).