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Continuous Academic Improvement through Assignment of Credit Compliance

Presented by: Dr. Marsha Watson President of the Board of Directors, AALHE Vice Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation National Louis University Dr. Kathleen Gorski Director of Assessment National Louis University On July 1, 2011, federal regulations concerning the assignment of academic credit took effect.  The "credit hour" is now codified in terms of the Carnegie unit (aka "seat time)  Like other institutions of higher learning, National Louis University needed to move quickly to confirm compliance by reviewing current practices, and articulating expectations of the five basic delivery formats (face-to-face; online; hybrid; internship; independent study) and time-on-task for student in- and out-of-class activities. Dr. Marsha Watson, a long-time assessment professional, is co-founder and current President of the Board of Directors of the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE)