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Policy and Procedures Manual - Chapter 3 - Academic Affairs

Chapter 3 - Academic Affairs sets forth policy affecting institutional accreditation, instructional program review, evaluation of higher education centers, preparation of an academic calendar, improvement of education standards and evaluation of proposals for new instructional programs. (Updated March 30, 2010)

For more information, see the Academic Affairs Procedures Handbook (PDF, 683k). This handbook is designed to be used in conjunction with the official State Regents’ Chapter 3, state policies and regulations, and state laws. It should be noted that the section numbering within the handbook is not in sequential order because procedure sections are derived from the official State Regents’ Policy and Procedures Manual, Chapter 3.

The four-year and two-year service area maps referenced in section 3.16 are available for viewing below. For printed versions, contact José Dela Cruz at 405.225.9141 or

Four-Year Service Area Map (JPG, 5.2m)
Two-Year Service Area Map (JPG, 5.2m )

Chapter 3 - Academic Affairs (PDF, 548k)

3.              Academic Affairs Policy
3.1           Institutional Accreditation
3.2           Functions of Public Institutions
3.3           Function of Research in the State System
3.4           Academic Program Approval
3.5           Intensive English Program Approval and Review
3.6           Cooperative Alliances Between Higher Ed Instit. and Tech Centers
3.7           Academic Program Review
3.8           Approval of Changes in Academic Structure and Nomenclature
3.9           Institutional Admission and Retention
3.10        Undergraduate Transfer and Articulation
3.11        Grading
3.12        Undergraduate Academic Course Load
3.13        Granting of Degrees
3.14        Undergraduate Degree Requirements
3.15        Credit for Extrainstitutional Learning
3.16        Distance Education and Traditional Off-Campus
3.17        In-State/Out-of-State Status of Enrolled Students
3.18        Academic Calendars
3.19        Assessment
3.20        Remediation
3.21        Teacher Education
3.22        Teacher Professional Development Residency Program
3.23        Oklahoma Teacher Connection191
3.24        Instructors’ English Proficiency
3.25        Professional Programs
3.26       Ardmore Higher Education Program