Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 5, § 55260 - Correspondence Education Definition and Application

Current through Register 2022 Notice Reg. No. 14, April 8, 2022

Correspondence Education means education provided through one or more courses by a community college or district under which the college or district provides instructional materials, by mail or electronic transmission, including examinations on the materials, to students who are separated from the instructor. Interaction between the instructor and student is limited due to separation, is not regular and substantive, and is primarily initiated by the student. Correspondence courses are typically self-paced, although a regular cycle of assignment submissions and delivery of feedback should be established for facilitated learning. If a course is part correspondence and part residential training, it is considered a correspondence course. Correspondence education is not distance education.


Cal. Code Regs. Tit. 5, § 55260

Note: Authority cited: Sections 66700 and 70901, Education Code. Reference: Sections 70901 and 70902, Education Code.

1. New article 5 (sections 55260-55266 ) and section filed 4-1-2021; operative 5-1-2021. Submitted to OAL for filing and printing only pursuant to Education Code section 70901.5 (Register 2021, No. 15).

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