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AGENCY SPONSORED LEARNING (ASL)

Students may receive credit for courses and training taken from non-degree granting organizations such as the military, corporations, labor unions, professional and voluntary associations, and government agencies. The subject area must be within a discipline offered at EOU, and the course/training must have taken place within required clock hours. Students must provide documentation that learning took place.  Students pay $50 per credit hour for Agency Sponsored Learning.   A maximum of 45 ASL credits can be used toward a degree at EOU.

Requirements for Agency Sponsored Learning Credit:

Potentially, college credit can be earned from a non-degree granting organizations if the program is deemed to meet these qualifications.

  1. Hours are outside the sponsorship of higher education (An IMPORTANT consideration)
  2. The program must be Non-degree granting
  3. Hours are sponsored by corporation, labor unions, professional and voluntary organizations, or a government agency
  4. Hours must be from a formal settings, however they may not on-the-job training
  5. Hours must be at least 20 hours in length of time in class per credit. Please note, that usually ASL courses cannot be grouped together to attain the 20-hour minimum per course for 1 credit.
    • For the approval process of ISP Courses (FEMA, NIMS, and EMI-NETC) see below.

To document ASL:

To evaluate ASL the student will need to provide at least one following documents:

  1. Original completion certificate
  2. Official transcript from the sponsoring agency or
  3. Original letter from the sponsoring agency

The student will also need to provide a full description of the program if not listed on the EOU Agency Sponsored Learning List. A full description could include a course syllabi, workbook or other documentation of the course content. For a list of courses and training previously evaluated by EOU Faculty please refer to the EOU Center Directors.

To Obtain ASL

1.  Students communicate ASL requests to their advisors.
2.  The advisor confirms fit between potential ASL credit and the student’s degree plan.
3.  The advisor checks for prior evaluation by EOU faculty for this Agency Sponsored Learning.
4.  The student sends documentation listed above to the advisor.
5.  The advisor submits request/documents to the Advising Center.

    • If program was not already on the EOU List of courses approved for ASL: Request & documentation will be sent to an EOU faculty in the appropriate discipline for evaluation.
    • Subsequent requests for the same training will receive the credit award as evaluated by this EOU faculty evaluation. Be advised that when making a subsequent request, there must be identical course titles between the request and previously evaluated course.

6.  The evaluation is routed back to the student via the advisor.
7.  The student will pay $50 per credit hour for Agency Sponsored Learning, other than military.
8.  ASL credits are posted on the student’s transcript after full payment is made.

What EOU reviewers look for when evaluating courses for ASL credit:

Not all ASL coursework or training can be awarded college credit. It is strongly recommended that students carefully review their ASL requests with their advisors.

  1. Verification that learning took place, i.e. a measurable standard that participants attain.
  2. Sufficient clock hours spent in training, using an estimate of a minimum of 20 clock hours = 1 hour of credit in EOU’s quarter system.
  3. The legitimacy of the sponsoring organization, faculty, etc.
  4. Fit of the subject matter into EOU’s curriculum.

 Process for ISP Course Approval

FEMA Independent Study Program (ISP), National Incident Management System (NIMS) or other Emergency Management Institute (EMI) coursework.

ISP courses will be evaluated for college credit based upon ISP credit recommendations. Not all ISP courses carry recommended college credit and most credits require successful completion of a combination of courses for credit. Please note that credit will not be granted for partial completion, or for any combination of courses not specified by ISP.

1.  Students request their official NETC transcript from:

http://www.training.fema.gov/emiweb/downloads/tranrqst1.pdf
Transcripts should be sent to:
Eastern Oregon University
Attention: Dee Toland
Advising Center, IH 112D
1 University Boulevard
La Grande, OR 97850

2.  Students communicate ISP requests to their advisors.
3.  The advisor confirms fit between potential ISP credit and the student’s degree plan.
4.  Upon receipt of student’s official NETC transcript, the advisor will confirm successful completion of the requested course, or course combinations, per ISP college credit recommendations.
5.  The advisor submits request/documents to the Advising Center.
6.  The evaluation is routed back to the student via the advisor.
7.  The student will pay $50 per credit hour for ISP credit
8.  ISP credits are posted on the student’s transcript once full payment is made.

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