Guidelines

CLOCK HOUR REQUIREMENTS FOR LECTURE CLASSES FOR CREDIT

 

Classes must meet a minimum of 800 minutes for each credit hour per semester.

One Credit Hour Lecture Classes (800 minutes total)

a. Class meets 50 minutes one day a week.

Two Credit Hour Lecture Classes (1600 minutes total)

a. Class meets 50 minutes twice a week.
b. Class meets 110 minutes one day a week with a ten-minute break within the class period.

Three Credit Hour Lecture Classes (2400 minutes total)

a. Class meets 50 minutes three days a week.
b. Class meets 75 minutes two days a week.
c. Class meets 160 minutes one day a week with a ten-minute break within the period.

Four or Five Credit Hour Lecture Classes (3200 or 4000 minutes)

a. Class meets 50 minutes a day, four or five days a week.

 

CLOCK HOUR REQUIREMENTS FOR LABORATORIES

 

  • Laboratories which are given for credit must meet a minimum of 100 minutes for each credit hour per week.
  • Laboratories for which no credit hours are earned have no fixed meeting time and can be scheduled for a time period recommended by the department as long as class time complies with State Regents’ regulations

 

If the proposal for the new Standard Class Times is accepted, Registrar’s Office and Provost’s Office along with the Provost Advisory Committee for Classrooms and Scheduling will be evaluating the allotment system and additional guidelines to align them with changes and goals of student success and classroom efficiency.