Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Frankly Fridays - The Erosion of the Credit Hour

You are invited you to the first installment of a new OFE event series called
Frankly Fridays
Frank Conversation about Faculty Issues"honest as a cup of joe"
Friday, February 15th, Friday
9:30-10:30 AM
Osprey Commons Faculty Lounge (Building 16, 4th Floor)

Topic: The Erosion of the Credit Hour
Let us know you will be there: ofe@unf.edu

Have you ever had two students with the same list of courses and credit hours but with completely different skill levels?
Have you become worn by students questioning your grading by saying, “but I passed my writing course?”
Is a measure of “time in seat” useful, or should the focus be on other measures of student success?

Students accumulate credit hours for courses taken, although the original conception of the credit hour was not for students but for faculty. Two recent Chronicle commentaries about the legacy and value of the credit hour. With a push in higher education for efficiency and movement by the State of Florida to make higher education less expensive, the credit hour is under attack.

Come discuss how these issues impact UNF and faculty in Florida.
We will meet in the new Faculty Lounge on the 4th floor of the new dining facility, Osprey Commons.
OFE will provide the coffee and bagels.

Let us know you will be there: ofe@unf.edu

1 comment:

  1. We had a great discussion at this first Frankly Fridays event. We discussed the forces influencing students to view their time in college as "meeting requirements," and the challenges of balancing credit hours for face-to-face courses and online courses.

    The next Frankly Fridays meeting will be March 1st.