Policy Number: 136
Administration of Courses Offered in Shortened Format
I. POLICY AND GENERAL STATEMENT
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston ("university") offers courses in a shortened format. A course offered in a shortened format is any course for which academic credit is given and for which the elapsed time from the first class meeting until the last class meeting or examination period is less than a normal semester or summer session term.
The purpose of this policy is to ensure courses offered in a shortened format are of the same quality and rigor as courses offered during a normal semester or summer session.
This policy does not apply to rotational classes offered in The University of Texas Medical School at Houston or The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston.
Course credit for courses offered in a shortened format will be calculated as follows: 1 hour lecture weekly X number of weeks in a semester = 1 semester hour; 3 hours lecture weekly X number of weeks in a semester = 3 semester hours; 3 hours lab weekly X number of weeks in a semester = 1 semester hour.
The Deans are responsible for designating an individual(s) at each school who will monitor academic expectations and scheduling of all such courses. The designated individual(s) shall maintain records of compliance with institutional standards for all such course requests considered and approved.
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