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Call for Proposals

To achieve our vision of developing industry professionals and community leaders who will make a difference in their communities through thoughtful innovation and collaboration, Continuing Education accepts proposals from academic departments, institutional partners, and the community.

There is a lot of flexibility in the kinds of programming we can offer – academic, non-credit, CEU, online, face-to-face – but we need skilled subject matter experts to develop and lead it.  On this page, you’ll find all the information you need to turn your ideas into quality programming at PLU.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at ce@plu.edu.

When ready, click here to start the proposal process.

Who Should Propose?

Any subject matter expert, including:

  • PLU faculty
  • PLU staffꜞ
  • PLU alumni
  • Independent consultants
  • Outside organizations
  • Experienced professionals

What Proposals are Accepted?

Examples include:

  • Individual courses
  • Full programs
  • One-day workshops
  • Conferences and events
  • Certifications and exam prep
  • Online courses

What You'll Need

At a minimum, you’ll need to provide:

  • CV/resume
  • Course/program title
  • Course/program description
  • Estimated number of contact hours
  • Delivery mode
  • Who is the audience and how this program fits in at PLU

For a more detailed description of what we expect, please check out this quick Proposal Reference Sheet.

Proposal Process

Flow chart showing proposal process

ꜞExempt staff must gain approval from their supervisor(s) in order to teach with Continuing Education. For existing CE courses, this approval can be gained via email. For new courses/programs, approval will be built into the course approval process.

*Provost approval only required for academic credit-bearing courses and courses that involve a significant amount of university resources. All other approvals go through GPCE and another relevant department.