Credit Hour

UHCC Policy Chapter 5, Academic Affairs
UHCC Policy 5.228, Credit Hour
  1. Policy
    1. A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended student learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement. Reasonably approximates but is not less than:
      1. Fifty minutes to one hour of class or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out of class student work each week for approximately 15 weeks for one semester or the equivalent amount of work over a different period of time. OR
      2. At least an equivalent amount of work for other academic activities such as distance education instruction (instruction delivered synchronously or asynchronously using one or more technologies that support regular and substantive interaction between students who are separated from the instructor), laboratory work, internships, practical, studio work and other work that earns academic credit.
    2. Across the UHCC System, a credit is defined as 45 hours of direct and indirect instructional, student work within a standard semester or equivalent term of study (accelerated terms, summer terms, etc.). In general, this reflects the expected work a student, prepared for the class, would need to achieve the intended student learning outcomes.