New Program Leading to a Statement of Attendance
Statements of attendance recognize participation in a non-degree educational program. These instructional programs are organized around specific topics, but they normally do not involve credit-bearing courses and normally are for a short duration. The participants in these programs are not enrolled as students of the University. The document they receive consists of an acknowledgment on University letterhead that states the dates of the program, its focus and the fact that the individual participated in it. It may not use the University seal or shield and may not use the phrase, "successfully completed."
To obtain permission to issue a statement of attendance, schools should submit a proposal to the Vice Provost for Academic Administration that describes the purpose of the program, the audience for which it is intended, its content and instructional staff, and a sample of the actual document the participants will receive. The School should use this form Proposal for a Statement of Attendance Program. The Vice Provost provides preliminary authorization for the program and submits the proposal to the Education Committee of the University Senate within the first year of the program's operation for final approval. Statement of attendance programs do not need the approval of the full University Senate or any agency outside of the University.