UCF Instructional Sites
UCF offers programming not only at its main Orlando campus but also at several other instructional sites located 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, for a variety of personal reasons, would otherwise face undue challenges in pursuing a baccalaureate or graduate degree. Several of these instructional sites provide destination programming (e.g. UCF’s Bachelor of Design in Architecture and Bachelors of Science in Photography degree programs) that capitalizes on the benefits of local industry and collaborative educational partnerships with state and community colleges.
Below is a map depicting the locations of UCF instructional sites approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to offer 50 percent or more of a degree program or graduate certificate. If you are considering offering a course or program off of the main Orlando campus that is not included in the current inventory of UCF approved off campus instructional sites, contact Sandra Criscione Blake in the Academic Program Quality office.
Establishing a New UCF Instructional Location
In accordance with state and federal government policies as well as regional accreditation standards, all UCF off-campus instructional sites require approval prior to implementation of academic programming.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) policy on substantive change defines an off-campus instructional site as any location at which a student may earn 25% percent or more of credits toward an academic degree program or graduate certificate. To comply with SACSCOC’s substantive change reporting requirements, the institution must notify the commission prior to the program reaching this 25% threshold.
If a department is considering offering 50% or more of total degree requirements at an off-campus instructional site, the institution must seek prior approval from SACSCOC. This process includes submitting a prospectus to SACSCOC and in certain circumstances hosting a site-visit review team.
For more information on how UCF calculates the percent of programming being offered at an off-campus location, or more information on proposing a new instructional site location, contact Sandra Criscione Blake in the Academic Program Quality office.