Give the Standard For the Level of Work Required to Get Credit for Completing a Class in a D1 University Here

  • Let’s pull this down out of the ethers.

    Is a paper required?

    Is a test required?

    In the age of online classes and online degrees, and old fashioned correspondence courses, does the class have to meet? If so, how many times to get how many hours of credity?

  • @jaybate-1.0

    Someone help me here.

    I am not on either side of this issue.

    I am on a mission of clarification.

    Thanks in advance.

  • @jaybate-1.0

    If i have to choose sides I’m siding with @jaybate-1.0

    That said, all my college courses required attendance, papers and tests…but that may be old fashioned now.

  • @VailHawk

    From the lack of responses so far, I guess we are right to be on neither side and seeking clarification.

  • Resurrecting this thread since another hammer might be about to hit UNC.

    @jaybate-1.0 What you’re asking (what level of work is required for credit) varies by program, institution, regents, federal guidelines, and --MOST IMPORTANTLY–by accrediting body.

    In UNC’s case: SACSCOC Credit Hours policy (pdf)

    If a “University” wants to offer classes that don’t ever meet and don’t require any coursework, they could certainly do that–diploma mills aren’t illegal. But any D1 school (especially a flagship research 1) would jeopardize everything–accreditation status, academic reputation, grant qualification, and any kind of public funding–by not meeting an acceptable level of academic rigor. It would be a dead end strategy. Why would a student want to PAY for those classes? Who would hire those graduates? (other than athletes and professional sports leagues of course)

    Disclaimer: IANACPBIDSWOLN (I am not a college professor, but I did sleep with one last night.)

  • @jaybate-1.0 I graduated with my bachelors degree 8 years ago. Absolutely no way do I get that degree without papers and tests and attendance. But then again I didn’t major in communications or any American Studies major.

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