Course Proposal - Variable Credit Courses
Variable-credit courses generally fall into two categories:
- Courses in which the student has the option of choosing the number of credits listed, or
- Courses such as topics courses that, depending on the semester and subject matter, will be offered for a particular number of credits within the stated range
For variable credit courses, academic units must ensure that the optional additional credit will not have an adverse effect on pedagogy and evaluation for students enrolled for the lower number of credits. Instructors should not, for example, move all discussion and enrichment to the optional additional credit; every effort should be made to grade the work of students taking the lower number of credits in the context of their requirements, not those of the students taking the optional additional credit.