Frequently Asked Questions
- How does self support work?
- How long does the approval process take?
- How will I be paid?
How does self support work?
Cal Poly Extended Education is a self-support entity at Cal Poly and does not receive any state funding; therefore all costs must be recovered from course fees. Costs will include some or all of the following: instructor salaries, instructional supplies, facility and equipment rental, travel and per diem, administrative overhead, etc. We ask that a thorough estimate of expenses associated with running the program accompany your Course/Program Proposal. A program coordinator will review all expenditures and prepare a budget to ensure the program's success.Back to top
How long does the approval process take?
A program coordinator will contact you within 15 business days of receiving the proposal. The review process varies in length, depending on the type of course or program. A course being proposed for academic credit requires an academic review process and approval before it can be offered.Back to top
How will I be paid?
For Special Session Credit-Bearing Courses, instructors are paid in accordance with the California State University Salary Schedule. Pay from this schedule is based on:
- The number of students on the final roster
- The number of units for the class
- The rank of the person who teaches the course (teachers who are not faculty members at Cal Poly are paid at the rank of “instructor” unless otherwise agreed)