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Bill 12-A-25 - Adding a New "Student Credit Hour Definition" Procedures Section (Approved)

FACULTY SENATE SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY

FACULTY SENATE BILL 12-A-25

Approved by Faculty Senate
April 11, 2012

BRIEF SUMMARY: This bill specifies the new procedures portion of the Student Credit Hour Definition section.

ADDING A NEW "STUDENT CREDIT HOUR DEFINITION PROCEDURES" SECTION

BE IT RESOLVED THAT: subject to the passage and approval of both this bill and its companion bill establishing a corresponding "policy" section, Chapter 5, Section A of the Faculty Handbook be revised to include the following "procedures" section:

Student Credit Hour Definition Procedures

Application During Course Proposal Or Revision

Any proposal for a new course or for a revision to the time allocation in an existing course must identify the course type and must justify the proposed course credit hours by describing the amount of time spent by the students in lecture, lab, or other activities in accordance with the standards in the Student Credit Hour Policy. A course may include components from more than one defined type, such as lecture and laboratory, with each portion contributing to the total credit hours.

If a proposed course falls outside of the categories defined in the policy, the credit hours assigned must be justified by reference to the federal standard and the time spent in course activities.

Online and blended courses must justify the credit hours assigned by providing evidence of achievement of student learning outcomes comparable to those achieved in an equivalent face-to-face course.

In general, a course should not award significantly more than one credit per week in a session. For instance, it would be inappropriate to offer a three-credit course in one week.

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Action Date
Introduced to Senate 4/4/2012
Second Senate Meeting 4/11/2012
Faculty Senate Vote 4/11/2012
President's Review 4/23/2012
15 Day Review 4/2012
Posted to Faculty Handbook

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