Policy No. 1.5002
Subject: Course Credit Hour Definition
Issued by: Academic Affairs
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.