Teach With Us
Extended Education is focused on delivering high quality academic programs and professional training programs that enable our alumni and regional workforce to reskill and upskill in today's technology-driven marketplace. Cal Poly Extended Education courses can be delivered via the classroom; online, with the potential to reach a wider audience; or in hybrid form with both online and on-campus sessions.
If you need some assistance going from concept to reality, we can walk you through the steps to help develop successful programs, both in the short and long term. We look forward to working with you on your academic initiatives and are here to support your success.
How Cal Poly Extended Education Works for You
Our services include all aspects of the course administration and more:
- curriculum review
- preparing timelines and deadlines
- insurance and risk management review
- marketing research
- contract preparation
- managing the budget
- scheduling and registration
- courses evaluation
We will also ensure that university policies and procedures are followed to minimize risk and maximize success.
Submit a Course Proposal
If you are interested in teaching a non-offered course, please fill out the online course proposal form. If you choose to utilize the PDF below, you still must fill out the information in the online proposal form.
Deadlines for Course Proposals
|Academic Credit & Professional Development||February 1||May 1||August 1||November 1|
How Self-Support Works
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.
Special Session Course Information
Do you have an exceptional hobby, professional skill, or area of study and want a chance to share it with the world? Creating an Extended Education course is a great opportunity to cultivate your expertise and interests while offering educational opportunities to students and the community. Cal Poly Extended Education courses can be delivered via the classroom; online, with the potential to reach a wider audience; or in hybrid form with both online and on-campus sessions.