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Rogue Community College Board of Education

BP 4020 Program, Curriculum, and Course 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;
34 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 600.2, 602.24, 603.24, and 668.8;
NWCCU 2020 Standards 1.C.1, 1.C.5
No Oregon statutory requirement

The programs and curricula of Rogue Community College shall be of high quality, relevant to community and student needs, and evaluated regularly to ensure quality and currency.  To that end, the college president shall establish procedures for the development and review of all curricular offerings, including their establishment, modification, or discontinuance.

Credit Hour
Consistent with federal regulations applicable to federal financial aid eligibility, Rogue Community College shall assess and designate each of its programs as either a “credit hour” program or a “clock hour” program.

The college president will establish procedures which prescribe the definition of “credit hour” consistent with applicable federal regulations.

The college president shall establish procedures to assure that curriculum at Rogue Community College complies with the definition of “credit hour” or “clock hour,” where applicable.

The college president shall also establish procedure for using a clock-to-credit hour conversion formula to determine whether a credit hour program is eligible for federal financial aid.  The conversion formula is used to determine whether such a credit-hour program has an appropriate minimum number of clock hours of instruction for each credit hour it claims.

Rescinds Policy Number: VIII.A010, VIII.A.030, VIII.A.040. VIII.E.010 (partial), VIII.E.020 (partial)

Adopted: January 21, 2020

Accreditation reference updated January 23, 2020