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Carnegie Unit Report Form and Instructions

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Carnegie Unit Report Form Instructions

CARNEGIE UNIT EXPECTATIONS:

Course Hours

Regular Course:  Course Hours per Semester and Hours of Instruction Without Breaks should be determined using the following:

          # of Credits          Course Hours per Sem.          Hours of Instruction
                                                                                              With No Breaks

                   1                                   15                                          12.5
                   2                                   30                                          25
                   3                                   45                                          37.5
                   4                                   60                                          50

Lab or Practicum (With Little or No Homework):  Course Hours per Semester and Hours of Instruction Without Breaks should be determined using the following (If homework is assigned hours may be reduced):

  # of Credits          Course Hours per Sem.          Hours of Instruction_With No Breaks

          1                                       45                                            45
          2                                       90                                            90
          3                                     135                                          135
          4                                     180                                          180

Homework Hours:

The number of required homework hours per semester should be determined using the following:

# of Credits           Outside of Class Homework Hours per Sem.

            1                                                30
            2                                                60
            3                                                90
            4                                               120

CALCULATIONS:

I.  REQUIRED READING

      Difficulty Level:

     The difficulty level of required text and/or other required reading should be
determined using the following categories:

  • Easy:  Reading that is easier than that of a standard text for the subject matter.
  • Text:  Standard undergraduate text for the subject matter or its equivalent.
  • Technical:  Undergraduate, highly technical, heavy reading that may be loaded with new and challenging vocabulary
  • Graduate:  Graduate level technical reading.  If the graduate reading is of a lower level than that which a typical “B” level graduate student (nation -wide) would read then use “text” or “easy” as level of difficulty.

      Homework Hours:

      Calculate the homework hours for required reading (not just the length of the text, etc.) using the table that appears below:

Reading Level

Homework
Hours

Easy

1 hour for 30 pages

Text

1 hour for 20 pages

Technical

1 hour for 15 pages

Graduate

1 hour for 15 pages

II.  STUDYING:  EXAMS/QUIZZES

      Nature:

      Identify the type of each exam/quiz—essay, short answer, multiple choice, etc.

      # of Pages:

      Indicate how many pages of text/other readings the exam/quiz covers.

      Lecture Notes:

      Indicate yes/no as to whether or not the exam/quiz covers lecture notes.

      Homework Hours:

      Estimate the number of hours it would take a “B” level student (nation-wide) to prepare for each specific exam/quiz based on its nature and the number of pages of text/readings and lecture notes it covers.

III.  LIBRARY RESEARCH FOR WRITING ASSIGNMENTS

      (If a writing assignment requires library research then this section needs to be filled out.)

      Nature:

      Indicate the type of writing assignment—term paper, literature review, essay, etc.

      # of Sources:

      Indicate the number of sources required and their nature—articles and/or books.

      Homework Hours:

      Estimate the number of hours it would take a “B” level student (nation-wide) to locate, read, and take notes on the source material.

IV.  WRITING ASSIGNMENTS

      Nature:

      Indicate the type of each writing assignment—term paper, literature review, essay, etc.

      # of Pages:

      Indicate the required number of pages.
      Difficulty Level:

      The difficulty level of a required writing assignment should be determined
using the following categories:

  • Easy:  Straight writing with some reflection.
  • Guided Response:  Writing involves responding to a specific question(s).
  • Research Based:  Writing involves incorporating library research.
  • Analytical, Documented:  Writing involves incorporating library research and analysis.
  • Original Research:  Writing involves original research.
  • Other:  Writing does not fit the aforementioned.

      Homework Hours:

      Calculate the homework hours for required writing using the table that appears below:

Writing Level

Homework Hours

Easy

1 hour for 2 pages (500 words)

Guided Response

1 hour for 1.5 pages (375 words)

Research Based

1 hour for 1.5 pages (375 words)

Analytical, Documented

1 hour for 1 page (250 words)

Original Research

1 hour for 1 page (250 words)

Other

If the assignment does not fall in any of the categories, estimate time based on the closest category.

V.  OTHER ASSIGNMENTS

      (This section is for course assignments other than those aforementioned).

      Nature:

      Indicate the nature of the assignment(s)—class presentation, etc.

      Comments:

      Indicate the nature of the work involved in completing the assignment.

       Homework Hours:

       Estimate the number of hours it would take a “B” level student (nation-wide) to complete each assignment.

VI.  CARNEGIE UNIT CONFIRMATION

      Grand Total of Homework Hours:

      All of the hours listed in the Homework Hours column should be added together.  This grand total should either be an equivalent to or greater than the needed homework hours listed under the category of Carnegie Unit Expectations (near the top of the first page of the form).  If it is not, then you will need to revise the homework assignments to make them more intensive and/or include additional homework assignments.