Contact Info

          Office of Records and Registration
          Hamilton Hall
          210 Glasgow Road
          Edinboro, PA  16444
          Phone: (814) 732-3501
          Fax: (814) 732-2130
          Email: eup_records@edinboro.edu

          Hours of Operation:
          Fall/Spring:
          Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
          Summer:
          Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

          Definitions of a Credit and Course Information



          The intent of this policy is to establish standards for assigning semester hours of credit to courses offered by Edinboro University. 

          Policy 

          The principle guiding the assignment of one semester hour of credit is that each semester hour reasonably approximates not less than 45 hours of effort by the student over the duration of a semester. Not all of this effort is necessarily expended while in face-to-face contact with an instructor; the expectation is that each hour of directed faculty instruction will be associated with a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work. Different types of courses require different amounts of contact time. 

          The following standards are intended to specify minimum contact time for the award of one semester hour of credit. Some courses may exceed these minimum standards. For purposes of these standards, one hour of contact time is defined as 50 minutes of actual contact. Actual contact time is listed after each standard in parentheses. 

          1. Lecture semester hour = 15 hours (750 minutes) of contact per semester or per equivalent session.
          2. Practice semester hour = 22.5 hours (1,125 minutes) of contact per semester or per equivalent session.
          3. Laboratory semester hour = 30 hours (1,500 minutes) of contact per semester or per equivalent session.
          4. Internship semester hour = 45 hours (2,250 minutes or 37.5 hours) of contact per semester or per equivalent session.
          5. Clock-hour semester hour = 45 hours (2,250 minutes or 37.5 hours) of contact per semester or per equivalent session. 


          *Practice semester hours include studio, supervised clinical and student teaching coursework. 

          Edinboro University follows the common calendar of the PASSHE for regular semesters (fall and spring), which includes 16 total weeks. One week is assigned for final examinations each semester; with Spring Break and other non-teaching days, there are 14 instructional weeks.

          Some courses may combine two or more of these categories. For example, a science course may combine two semester hours of lecture with one semester hour of laboratory for a total of three semester hours. In this case, the lecture component would include a minimum of 1,500 (2 x 750) minutes of contact and the laboratory component would include a minimum of 1,500 minutes of contact.

          Online and individualized instruction courses are assigned the same number of semester hours of credit as an identical course delivered in a face-to-face format, based on a determination that the student learning objectives and outcomes attained by the online or individualized instruction course are consistent with those of the face-to-face course. Similar standards apply to the assignment of credit based upon life experience or examination. Online courses for which there are no face-to-face equivalents and independent study courses will be designed and offered to achieve course learning objectives that will reasonably approximate not less than 45 hours of effort by the student for each semester hour of credit assigned.

          Procedures 

          1. At the time that a course is approved for inclusion in the curriculum, the basis for the assignment of credit hours should be specified and placed on file with the Registrar.
          2. At the time that a course is approved for online delivery, it should be reviewed to ensure that the student learning objectives and outcomes are consistent with those of an identical course delivered face-to-face.
          3. The procedure for assigning undergraduate credits to reflect learning acquired in a non-traditional manner such as prior learning/life experience or examination may be found under Policy No. A004, Earning Course Credit by Examination or Evaluation.


          Academic Level of Courses  

          Academic Level is used for State System reporting, faculty workload computations, fee calculations, course registration, transcripts and degree audits.

          Academic levels are assigned to courses instead of relying on a course number. Codes are independent of course numbers and operate “behind the scenes.” 

          Academic Level Code Description
          UG Level 0 050 Developmental/Remedial courses
          UG Level 1 110 Introductory/Foundation UG courses
          UG Level 2 120 Intermediate/Foundation UG courses
          UG Level 3 130 Intermediate/Advanced UG courses
          UG Level 4 140 Advanced UG courses
          GR Bi-level 150 Introductory GR Courses
          Masters Level 1 220 Intermediate GR, courses open to undergraduates on a limited basis
          Masters Level 2 230 Advanced GR, open to graduate students only
          Doctoral Level 250 Doctoral courses only
          Clock Hour 400 Non-credit courses and activities
          CEU Courses 500 Continuing education unit activities
          Not applicable 999  


          Interactive TV Home site:
          This is a Synchronous learning situation, occurring on campus, where the instructor teaches students sitting in the classroom at the same time students are at a remote site and receiving that instruction in real time. Students at both sites interact with each other and the instructor during the class via the technology. 

          Interactive TV Remote site: This is a Synchronous learning situation where the instructor teaches students via Interactive TV in real time from the home site. Students at a remote site are receiving that same instruction as the students at the home site. Students at both sites interact with each other and the instructor during the class via the technology in place.