§ 34.1. Identity.
(a) A branch or campus is a unit of an institution of higher education which is distinguished by the following characteristics:
(1) An academic degree-granting program or organized parts thereof offered on a continuing basis.
(2) A location separately identifiable from the main campus of the parent institution and providing the services normally associated with the campus.
(3) Legal authority for governance, administration and general operation derived from the charter or enabling legislation of the parent institution or of the State System of Higher Education.
(b) This chapter relates to the establishment of additional branches or campuses, the discontinuance of branches or campuses or the transfer of branches or campuses by the State System of Higher Education, a community college or a State-related or State-aided college or university. This chapter does not apply to the transfer of administrative responsibility for branches or campuses within the State System of Higher Education. This chapter applies if an existing branch or campus undergoes an alteration of degree level previously established or approved by the Secretary or if an off-campus operation not having the characteristics listed in subsection (a) is organized with the intent of developing it into a branch or campus. Off-campus operations, after October 11, 1975, that appear in the judgment of the Secretary to be moving toward the status of a branch or campus as defined in subsection (a) shall be prepared to demonstrate that this is not the case or be subject to this chapter.
(c) The term off-campus operation means a site located at a place other than the principal address of an institution at which the institution conducts educational courses or organized parts of degree programs. An off-campus operation may also offer, for credit or noncredit, educational courses or programs which do not culminate in a degree.
(d) Chief executive officers of institutions or of the State System of Higher Education having or anticipating an operation within a common service area are encouraged to discuss these off-campus endeavors with each other.
The provisions of this § 34.1 issued under: sections 1317 and 1319 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. § § 367 and 369); sections 5 and 9 of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Act (24 P. S. § § 2510-105 and 2510-109); and sections 2002-A and 2421 of the Public School Code of 1949 (24 P. S. § § 20-2002-A and 24-2421); amended under sections 1317 and 1319 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. § § 367 and 369); section 2002-A of the Public School Code of 1949 (24 P. S. § 20-2002-A); and sections 5 and 9 of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Act (24 P. S. § § 2510-105 and 2510-109).
The provisions of this § 34.1 adopted October 10, 1975, October 11, 1975, 5 Pa.B. 2719; amended July 23, 1982, effective July 24, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 2323; amended May 23, 1986, effective May 24, 1986, 16 Pa.B. 1808; amended October 9, 1987, effective October 10, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 4038. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (108457) to (108458).
This section cited in 22 Pa. Code § 33.102 (relating to definitions).
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