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Georgia Gwinnett College Credit Granting Policy


Policy Number: 3.4.1.1
Effective Date: February 27, 2023
Revision History: May 26, 2016
Policy Contact: Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs/Provost

I. Purpose and Policy Statement

GGC adheres to the view by the Department of Education indicating that learning outcomes are the final and most important result of varied educational platforms, and that individual institutions set standards for granting academic credit. Specific learning outcomes are assessed by each school.

II. Scope

All GGC staff, faculty and students should be familiar with this policy. 

III. Defintions 

Credit Hour: The credit hour at Georgia Gwinnett College (“GGC”) is the unit by which course work is measured. All courses originate at the school level and are reviewed based on the standards set forth by the College Curriculum Committee’s Policy and Procedures.

IV. Compliance 

A variety of teaching platforms (traditional day, evening, weekends) are available to the traditional and nontraditional students at GGC. Below are the typical formats used by GGC with the indicators of engaged learning time per credit to which the institution adheres. In addition, selected courses are offered in split sessions in the fall and spring semesters or mini sessions in the summer. The contact time for these different formats is equal to the full semester as per the chart below. Georgia Gwinnett College participates in eCore through the University of Georgia initiative (INGRESS). Contact hours for eCore courses are defined by the University System of Georgia.

Academic Activity Formula

(1)= 50 minutes

1= hour of credit
Meeting Plan Minimum Instructional Minutes Per Day Minimum Engaged Learning Time Per Credit Per semester
Classroom (1)-1 15 Weeks: 3 meetings per week 50 minutes per day 750 minutes
Classroom (1)-1 15 Weeks: 2 meetings per week 75 minutes per day 750 minutes
Classroom (1)-1 15 Weeks: 1 meeting per week 150 minutes per day 750 minutes
Laboratory (2)-1 15 Weeks: 1 meeting per week 100 minutes per day 1500 minutes per credit hour in classroom
Internship (3)-1 15 Weeks Varies per internship; however minimum of 450 minutes of time on task per week 2250 minutes per credit hour
Externship (3)-1 15 Weeks Varies per externship; minimum of 450 minutes of time on task per week 2250 minutes per credit hour
Student Teaching ( 8 CR)   15 Weeks Minimum of 2400 minutes of field time on task each week 5015 minutes per credit hour
V. Related Regulations, Statutes, Policies, and Procedures

BOR Policy Manual 3.4.4 Instructional Time