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WCSU Faculty Handbook : Curriculum and Academic Standards

Course Type Definitions

Online Course: Defined as one in which course content is delivered online via the University’s web-based course management system, whether synchronously or asynchronously. Students submit course work and participate in discussions with faculty and other students via the Internet. Many online courses contain media-rich presentations that reinforce important concepts. Students in these courses communicate with faculty and fellow students using e-mail, discussion boards, and submit assignments to faculty through the University’ web-based course management system.

Hybrid Course: Defined as one in which a course is comprised of both face-to-face meetings and online learning, where the online component does not exceed 50% of the designated instructional time. All face-to-face meetings for a hybrid course will be announced prior to registration. The online component is delivered via the University’s web-based course management system.

Online and Hybrid course definitions were approved as part of the WCSU Online Course Policy.

Senate Approval December 14, 2016

Dual Label Course: Course in which two (2) or more subjects share the label; the originating department is responsible for scheduling, outline, etc., but changes in the course must be approved by both departments.

Faculty Developed Study: Course offered by a department for one semester only to determine its value to the total departmental program or in response to a particular request from a group of students.  (See form in appendix to this handbook).

Senate Approval: November 14, 1990 (R90-11-11)

Admin. Approval: February 1, 1991

Cooperative Education and Internships

Cooperative Education is an additional component of the undergraduate program at Western. Combining formal classroom work with meaningful on-the-job experience in cooperation with business, industry, governmental agencies and other employers provides professional development, academic achievement and personal growth. Students interested in cooperative education may register for CED 297 as a free elective or through an individual department where direct approval of the student’s major academic adviser and/or department chairperson is also required.

  1. Students must have at least 45 semester hours in good standing and have attained upper sophomore status at the time they register for CED 297.
  2. One academic credit shall be awarded for every 50 hours of work experience.