Frequently Asked Questions

  • How does self support work?
  • How long does the approval process take?
  • How will I be paid?
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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.

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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.

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How will I be paid?

For Special Session Credit-Bearing Courses, instructors are paid in accordance with the California State University Salary Schedule.

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