DIXIE STATE COLLEGE OF UTAH

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL


Section: 5-Student Services

Policy No: 1

Approved: 4/26/96

Policy: ACADEMIC YEAR

5-1 ACADEMIC YEAR

1.1 The academic year is divided into three semesters of approximately 15 weeks each, known as fall, spring, and summer semesters.

1.2 Credit Hour

1.2.1 A credit hour represents approximately one clock hour of class time instruction each week for one semester. Therefore, in lecture-type classes where the student is required to attend one clock hour for one credit hour, the student should expect to invest a minimum of two hours of outside preparation for that hour of instruction. Laboratories and co-curricular activities may or may not be included as part of the preparation.