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AP 4020 Program and Curriculum Development


U.S. Department of Education regulations on the Integrity of Federal Student Financial Aid Programs under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended;
NWCCU 2020 Standards 1.C.1, 1.C.5
BP 4025 – Philosophy and Criteria for Associate Degree and General Education
AP 4021 – Program Discontinuance
AP 4022 – Course Approval
AP 4025 – Philosophy and Criteria for Associate Degree and General Education

This procedure covers the following aspects of program and curriculum development. The procedures for curriculum development, curriculum proposals, the curriculum proposal timeline and curriculum review can be found in the Curriculum Handbook.

Publication of Changes

Changes are published annually in the college catalog and updated throughout the year on the college website.  Errors or updates to the printed catalog are posted on the catalog website.

Range of Delivery Systems and Modes of Instruction

In the development of courses and programs, it is recognized that the delivery systems and mode of instruction do not impact course content or course outcomes.

Credit Hour Definition

For purposes of federal financial aid eligibility, a “credit hour” shall be not less than:

  • One hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out of class student work each week for approximately 10 to 12 weeks for one quarter hour of credit, or the equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time; or
  • At least an equivalent amount of work as required in the paragraph above, of this definition for other academic activities as established by the institution including laboratory work, internships, practicum, studio work, and other academic work leading to the award of credit hours.

Rescinds Policy and Procedure Number: VIII.A.010, VIII.A.040, VIII.E.020, AP-101, AP-102, AP-103, AP-104

Approved: April 13, 2020

Revised: May 2, 2023