"Contact minutes" a factor in accreditation

Discussion in 'Accreditation Discussions (RA, DETC, state approva' started by Kizmet, May 1, 2015.

  1. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

  2. GeeBee

    GeeBee Member

    Google turned up some interesting explanations for "contact hours" in online courses. Here is one example, from a page titled "Academic Credit Hour Policy" at a Jesuit university:

    "Online Courses: courses offered entirely online without regard to face-to-face meetings. These courses have the same learning outcomes and substantive components of a standard lecture course with alternate delivery method. Contact time is satisfied by several means which can include, but is not limited to, the following: a.) regular instruction or interaction with a University faculty member once a week for each week the course runs. b.) Academic engagement through interactive tutorials, group discussions moderated by faculty, virtual study/project groups, engaging with class peers and computer tutorials graded and reviewed by faculty."

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