2.43.04 Credit Hour Definition Purpose

The purpose of this statute is to define the allocation of credit hours at Wayne State University. Definition

A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that reasonably approximates not less than:  (1) one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work each week for approximtely fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit, or the equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time; or (2) at least an equivalent amount of work for other activities, including laboratory work, internships, practica, studio work, and other academic work leading toward the award of credit hours.

Legistative History

Adopted Official Proceedings (5 December 2012)