N.H. Code Admin. R. Hedc 405.03 - Educational Program

Current through Register Vol. 42, No. 14, April 7, 2022

The applicant shall describe its educational program in its written plan, including:

(a) How the educational program reflects the purpose and mission of the institution through curricula;
(b) Clearly and accurately describing curricula in all published materials;
(c) Clearly stating the level of instruction and reflecting the resources of the institution, including but not limited to program support in the following areas:
(1). Financial resources;
(2) Personnel;
(3) Facilities; and
(4) The level of academic preparation of the students;
(d) The applicant shall provide evidence that it provides students with course syllabi that includes:
(1)Course objectives;
(2) Course outcomes;
(3) Requirements; and
(4) Standards of achievement;
(e) The applicant shall provide evidence that the internal structure of course(s) rests within the purview of the appropriate faculty and academic leadership;
(f) The applicant shall clearly describe the process for development, review and approval of educational policy;
(g) The applicant shall document provisions for a systematic and broad-based assessment of student learning, assessment of educational program(s), and the evaluation and improvement of instruction;
(h) The applicant shall articulate a sequence of courses leading to the attaining of a degree in the respective area or field of study;
(i) The applicant shall link program goals with achievement of student outcomes;
(j) At the associate degree level, the applicant shall have requirements for graduation that are based upon successful completion of a minimum of 60 semester hours of study;
(k) At the baccalaureate degree level, the applicant shall provide evidence that the program:
(1) Is planned to reflect a commitment to a particular area of inquiry;
(2) Affords competence in the subject significantly beyond the introductory level; and
(3) Is based upon successful completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours of study;
(l) If organized on other than the usual semester basis, the applicant shall ensure that the educational program provided contains at least as many hours as an institution organized on the usual semester basis;
(m) The applicant shall provide evidence that all courses offered by correspondence, distance-learning or away from the institution's primary campus are consistent with, and comparable to, courses offered to resident students enrolled at the institution's primary campus; and
(n) The applicant shall clearly state student expectations for attaining degree requirements.


N.H. Code Admin. R. Hedc 405.03

#10429, eff 10-5-1313 (See Revision Note at chapter heading for Hedc 400)

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