Individuals who teach for UCSB Extension have been chosen based on the following criteria:
- Professional experience
- Academic preparation
- Teaching ability
The majority of instructors are working professionals who teach on a part-time basis, although full-time UC faculty and other college and university faculty also teach Extension courses. On occasion, and for reasons beyond UCSB Extension's control, last-minute instructor changes may occur.
Open University Courses
The campus academic departments appoint UCSB instructors. On occasion, departments will appoint different instructors from those listed on the Schedule of Classes.