Non-Credit Programs Approval Process

Non-credit programming is guided by UBC’s Senate Policy V-129: Non-Credit Credentials.

Proponents with an idea for a new non-credit program are encouraged to email the New Programs Hub in the Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, to discuss their idea and learn about the support and (where requested) services available to develop and deliver new non-credit programming through UBC Extended Learning (ExL).  

The ExL Academic Services team provides expertise and consultation support to faculties for the development of new non-credit learning opportunities, including micro-credentials, which address skill gaps in the labour market, help create a resilient workforce, and help mid-career and continuous learners obtain industry-recognized skills and credentials. As the concept is developed, the team can provide support on program design, market research, business case and proposition development, budget modelling, pricing, industry outreach or marketing planning, and assist with the Senate approval process.

The expertise and support provided by the team helps ensure proposed programs are financially feasible, meets industry and learners’ needs and market demand, and aligns with provincial and University priorities.

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