1.5002 – Course Credit Hour Definition

Policy No. 1.5002

Subject: Course Credit Hour Definition

Issued by: Academic Affairs

Approved: 9/7/2011

Effective: 9/8/2011

Revised: NEW

POLICY: Florida Memorial University defines one credit hour as 700 minutes of instruction per semester, excluding final examinations.

PROCEDURES: The Curriculum and Instruction Committee of the University shall be responsible for the implementation of this policy by ensuring that all courses it reviews conform to this policy. Moreover, it shall make recommendations to the Academic Council for credit hour equivalents for those courses in which the number of contact hours are not the same as the number of credit hours, such as laboratory, internship, practicum, web-enhanced courses, etc.                                                               ·

The Deans of the Schools shall be responsible for the implementation of this policy by monitoring all course syllabi and schedules to ensure compliance.

The University Registrar shall be responsible for the implementation of this policy by ensuring that the academic schedule of classes allots sufficient time for instruction.