PLU Continuing Education Call for Proposals Process

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 for new programming 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

Organizations and PLU departments who already have developed their own programming and are seeking OSPI clock hours or other CE credits should mention that in their proposal.

Who Should Propose?

Any subject matter expert, including:

PLU faculty
PLU staff
ꜞPLU alumni
Independent consultants
Outside organizations
Experienced professionals

Proposal Reference Sheet
Accepted Proposals

Examples include:

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

Proposal Reference Sheet
What You'll Need

At a minimum, you’ll need to provide:

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

Proposal Reference Sheet

When ready, click here to start the proposal process.

Proposal Process

CE Proposal Process Diagram

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.