The following standards apply to each institution
applying for approval to operate under Education Code Section 94310.2:
(a) Financial Stability. The institution
shall maintain assets sufficient to ensure capability of fulfilling the
specific program to enrolled students. In all instances, such assets shall be
at least as great as those specified in California Education Code Section
94310.4(b) for authorized degree-granting institutions.
(b) Faculty. Faculty resources shall include
personnel who possess degrees from the U.S. Department of Education or its
successor agency recognized accredited institutions in the proposed degree
major field(s) and in sufficient number to provide the proposed educational
(c) Course of Study. The
educational services shall clearly relate to the proposed degree(s) objectives,
be comparable in scope and sequence to minimum standards of comparable degree
programs in accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of
Education or its successor agency, and shall, in the judgment of the visiting
committee, ensure quality educational services to the degree candidate. This
requirement shall not be construed to prevent the approval of innovative
Facilities. Facilities must relate to the defined degree objectives. The stated
educational services define the needed facilities, and the visiting committee
must express a judgment that the facilities available are sufficient to ensure
the student quality educational services.
(e) Degree Requirements. The specified
institutional requirements for the degree(s) shall be evaluated against
established standards for similar degrees in accredited institutions. The
student is to be assured that the degree so approved shall not deviate
substantially from all other such degrees as a mark of learning, although the
processes in a particular institution may deviate markedly from those occurring
in other institutional settings.
Cal. Code Regs. Tit.
Note: Authority cited: Section 94305(b), Education
Code. Reference: Section 94310.2, Education
1. Renumbering and
amendment of former section 18823 to section 18814 filed 1-15-85; effective
thirtieth day thereafter (Register 85, No. 3).
2. Change without
regulatory effect filed 2-2-89; operative 2-2-89 (Register 89, No.
3. Editorial correction of subchapter heading (Register 94, No.