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3.4.6 Practices for Awarding Credit PDF Print E-mail
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3.4.6 Practices for Awarding Credit

The institution employs sound and acceptable practices for determining the amount and level of credit awarded for courses, regardless of format or mode of delivery.

Responsible Unit: Division of Academic Affairs

Compliance Judgment



North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (A&T) has a process for determining the amount and level of credit awarded for courses [1]. It begins with the faculty proposal of a new course or course change at the departmental level. All courses proposed must first be approved at the departmental level, then at the school/college level, and finally by the Curriculum Committee of the Faculty Senate. The procedure follows the campus and University of North Carolina System policy approved by the UNC Board of Governors. Credit hours with courses are listed in the University Bulletin. Courses are approved by the Faculty Senate based upon stated goals and learning outcomes [2] [3]. Furthermore, each department is accredited by a board that integrates the standards of the professional organizations for that department. Any abnormal amounts or levels of credit awarded for courses would be identified by such board. See SACS 3.5.2, Institutional credits for a degree.

Supporting Documents


UNC Policy Manual, 400.1.6,  Academic Calendar


UNC Policy Manual, 400.1.5.2 [R], Fifteen Hour Average Course load


UNC Policy Manual, Faculty Senate Standards of Shared Governance

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