Granite State College: University System of New Hampshire

Academic Credit Hour

Granite State College adheres to the federal definition of credit
hour. For each credit hour, the College requires, at a minimum,
37.5 hours of total instructional engagement. In general, about
one-third of this work will be direct faculty instruction, and
two-thirds will be comprised of other academic activities. Direct
faculty instruction may include, but is not limited to, classroom
instruction, e-learning, laboratory work, studio work, field work,
clinicals, performance, internships, and practica. Other academic
activities may include, but are not limited to, readings, reflections,
essays, reports, inquiry, problem solving, rehearsal, collaborations,
theses, and electronic interactions. Regardless of instructional
delivery method and length of term, students are required to meet
the course’s learning outcomes and the minimum amount of total
instructional engagement for each credit hour.