BP 4020: Program, Curriculum, and Course Development

The programs and curricula of the College shall be of high quality, relevant to community and student needs, and evaluated regularly to ensure quality and currency. To that end, the College President shall establish administrative regulations for the development and review of all curricular offerings, including their establishment, modification, or discontinuance.

The Board of Education encourages the College to develop culturally responsive curricula that infuse a global perspective into the course offerings.

Credit Hour
Consistent with federal regulations applicable to federal financial aid eligibility, the College shall assess and designate each of its programs as either a “credit hour” program or a “clock hour” program.

The President will establish administrative regulations which prescribe the definition of “credit hour” consistent with applicable federal regulations.

The President shall establish administrative regulations to assure that curriculum at the College complies with the definition of “credit hour” or “clock hour,” where applicable.

The President shall also establish administrative regulations for using a clock-to-credit hour conversion formula to determine whether a credit hour program is eligible for federal financial aid.  The conversion formula is used to determine whether such a credit-hour program has an appropriate minimum number of clock hours of instruction for each credit hour it claims.

Adopted:        12/11/13

Revised:          3/16/22

U.S. Department of Education regulations on the Integrity of Federal Student Financial Aid Programs under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended;
34 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 600.2, 602.24, 603.24, and 668.8;
NWCCU Standard 1.C.3
No Oregon statutory requirement