UCF offers programming not only at its main Orlando campus but also at several other educational sites across Central Florida and, in one case, at a partner institution in Peru. UCF’s extended presence in these locations allows the university to fulfill its mission of access to quality higher education, providing opportunities to students who would otherwise face undue challenges in pursuing a baccalaureate or graduate degree. Some educational sites provide destination programming (e.g., bachelor of design in architecture, bachelor of science in photography) that capitalizes on the benefits of local industry and collaborative educational partnerships with state and community colleges.
Educational sites are also referred to as instructional sites by UCF’s regional accrediting body, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Below is a list of UCF’s instructional sites that are approved by SACSCOC to offer 50 percent or more of a degree program or graduate certificate.
If you are considering offering a course or program off the main Orlando campus that is not included in the current inventory of approved off-campus instructional sites, contact Sandra Criscione Blake or Hank Lewis in Academic Program Quality.
EDUCATIONAL SITE NAME
|UCF Cocoa||1519 Clearlake Rd., Bldg. 3, Cocoa, FL 32922|
|UCF Daytona Beach||1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114|
|UCF Downtown||500 West Livingston St., Orlando, FL 32801|
|UCF Executive Development Center||36 West Pine St., Orlando, FL 32801|
|UCF Health Science Campus at Lake Nona||6850 Lake Nona Blvd., Orlando, FL 32827|
|UCF Leesburg||9501 U.S. Highway 441, Leesburg, FL 34788|
|UCF Ocala||3001 S. W. College Rd., Ocala, FL 34474|
|UCF Palm Bay||250 Community College Pkwy., Bldg. 3, Palm Bay, FL 32909|
|UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management||9907 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819|
|UCF Sanford/Lake Mary||100 Weldon Blvd., Partnership Bldg., Sanford, FL 32773|
|UCF South Lake||1250 N. Hancock Rd., Clermont, FL 34711|
|UCF at Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL)||Avenida La Fontana 550, La Molina, Lima, Peru|
|UCF Valencia East||701 N Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, FL 32825|
|UCF Valencia Osceola||1800 Denn John Lane, Bldg. 4, Kissimmee, FL 34744|
|UCF Valencia School of Public Safety||8600 Valencia College Lane, Orlando, FL 32825|
|UCF Valencia West||1800 S. Kirkman Road, Bldg. 11., Orlando, FL 32811|
Establishing a New Educational Site
In accordance with state and federal regulations, as well as with institutional accreditation standards, all off-campus educational sites require approval prior to implementation of academic programming.
SACSCOC defines an off-campus instructional site as a location at which a student may earn 25 percent or more of the credits required as part of an academic degree program or a graduate certificate. To comply with SACSCOC’s reporting requirements, UCF must notify SACSCOC prior to any program’s reaching this 25 percent threshold.
The Florida Board of Governors (BOG) Regulation 8.0009 defines an instructional site as a temporary instructional unit of a university, apart from the main campus, that provides a limited range of instructional programs or courses leading to a college degree, in facilities not owned by the institution.
For approval of off-campus educational sites, the SACSCOC definition will be used.
If a unit is planning to offer 50 percent or more of the total requirements for a degree program or graduate certificate at an off-campus educational site, UCF must seek prior approval from SACSCOC. This process includes submitting a prospectus and, in certain circumstances, hosting an on-site review team. In the resources section below are some of the required documents that must be developed in collaboration with Academic Program Quality as part of the prospectus writing process. Typically, approval takes between twelve and eighteen months to obtain, but this time period may be extended if the new site also requires approval by the Florida Board of Governors. Sample timelines are also provided in the resources below.
Sandra Criscione Blake
Academic Compliance Specialist
For more information, see the following university, BOG, and SACSCOC policies and other resources:
- UCF Regulation 2.034 – Educational Sites
- BOG Regulation 8.009 – Educational Sites
- Prospectus Planning Questionnaire to Establish a New UCF Educational Site Offering 50 Percent or More of a Program
- Comparison of Florida Board of Governor’s Requirements for a New Educational Site and SACSCOC Requirements for a New Educational Site
- Timeline to Establish a New Educational Site requiring SACSCOC approval – for an anticipated Spring 2020 start date