Units and Hours Compliance

City College of San Francisco
Curriculum Committee

Units and Hours Compliance Resolution

Approved August 26, 2015

Whereas with regards to the hours to units ratio used in curriculum, City College of San Francisco is required to come into compliance with Title 5 and to address an accreditation deficiency noted in the College’s self-study and the subsequent visiting team report and to show internal consistency with a clearly-defined policy,

And whereas lecture hours require proof of two hours of student work outside of class for every hour in class and there is no expectation that students will do outside work for laboratory classes,

Be it resolved, that the Curriculum Committee will apply the standard that 17.5 lecture hours is the basis for a unit of lecture credit,

And be it further resolved, that the Curriculum Committee will apply the standard that 52.5 laboratory hours is the basis for a unit of laboratory credit,

Furthermore, be it resolved that units of credit will be calculated in one half unit increments in which rounding up is not allowed and in which units may not be decreased below the number generated when the formula for lecture and laboratory hours is applied 

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