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DRAFT NOTES / NOT APPLICABLE to the above:

UNITS/HOURS The Carnegie unit formula directly relates to instructional
assignments, both in and out of class. The sole exception to this formula is for
internship or work experience courses which are governed by a separate section
of law. The Carnegie formula requires three hours of work per week by the
student, either in or out of class, for the duration of the term. Three hours of
weekly work—whether lecture, laboratory and/or homework—is assigned a value of
one unit. One lecture hour equals one unit as it is presumed that the lecture
format will require at least two hours of study outside the classroom. Three
hours of laboratory is commonly equated to one unit because it is acknowledged
that most work will occur in the classroom. The curriculum committee expects
course outlines to specify units and hours as if each course were intended to be
offered for a full term (semester calendar equals a minimum of 17.5 weeks). Once
the hours and units conform to the formula and the course is approved, faculty
are free to schedule the course however they deem it as most appropriate for the
students being served. That is, offering a course on a weekend or for eight
weeks is a scheduling issue to be managed through the schedule of classes,
rather than a course outline issue managed by the curriculum committee and the
college catalog. The Carnegie unit formula is applied as follows: For a minimum
of 17.5 weeks, 1 class lecture hour weekly + 2 study hours weekly = 1 unit 3
classroom laboratory hours weekly = 1 unit Applying this formula to a typical
college course, a student enrolled in a one-unit lecture course would spend a
minimum of 17.5 hours in class (1 lec hr/wk X 17.5 wks=17.5 hrs) and would study
35 (2 hrs/wk X 17.5 wks = 35 hrs) hours out-of-class. So, the total hours
committed to this one-unit course is 52.5 hours (17.5+35=52.5). Internship or
work experience courses are subject to different formula. The applicable law
requires more hours per unit, and assigns these hours to two groups of students:
those who are volunteers or unpaid and those who are paid to work. This formula
is applied as follows: Unpaid volunteers: 60 hours per semester = 1 unit Paid
workers: 75 hours per semester = 1 unit based on 17.5 weeks 0.5 unit of
lecture/lab/activity = 26.25 hours 1 unit of lecture/lab/activity = 52.5 hours
1.5 units of lecture/lab/activity = 78.75 hrs 2 units of lecture/lab/activity =
105 hrs 2.5 units of lecture/lab/activity = 131.25 hrs 3.0 units of
lecture/lab/activity = 157.5 hrs 3.5 units of lecture/lab/activity = 183.75 hrs
4.0 units of lecture/lab/activity = 210 hrs 4.5 units of lecture/lab/activity =
236.25 hrs 5.0 units of lecture/lab/activity = 262.5 hrs 5.5 units of
lecture/lab/activity = 288.75 hrs 6.0 units of lecture/lab/activity = 315 hrs