COEPS Workshop & Special Studies Quality Review

Subject and Course:                                                                                                                                                   

Course Topic Title:                                                                                                                                                      

                  This is the first time this course has been offered.

                  This course has been offered before during the following terms:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                  Course meets requisite hours as per curriculum handbook 

                  Course has been reviewed for high quality content and rigor.  If undergrad/graduate cross-listed course, graduate requirements are clearly differentiated and appropriate for graduate study. 

                  Course instructor is UW-Whitewater terminal degree employee. 

                  Course instructor is NOT UW-Whitewater employee OR does not have a terminal degree. Please attach instructor resume and check below as appropriate: 

                  Course instructor received departmental approval to teach course (attach documentation) 

                  Course instructor received departmental approval to be temporary graduate faculty (attach documentation)                

                  Course instructor has terminal degree (PhD, MFA, EdD, DBA, etc.)                                 

                  Course instructor does not have terminal degree 

Name of proposed instructor:                                                                                                                                      

Degree qualifications are:                                                                                                                                           

Additional expertise/qualifications include:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

UW-Whitewater faculty member available for consult on this course (name):                                                             

This proposal was reviewed by:                                                                           Date:                                                              

Credits and Contact Hours:

The following is a definition of how many hours of in-class and out-of-class time is required per credit:

A minimum of 800 minutes (16, 50-minute hours) in the classroom with the instructor equals one credit of class time. Out-of-class work must be included and must total a minimum of 1,600 minutes per credit. The credits/hours can be offered in a variety of formats.

However, courses offered in non-conventional time configurations must identify, in the course proposal, a time frame to accommodate a minimum of 800 minutes of direct contact and a minimum of 1,600 minutes of out-of-class work for each credit offered (see guidelines to web-based courses). All laboratories should meet for a minimum of 1,600 minutes per credit within and without-of-class work totaling 2,400 minutes minimum per credit. Tutorials, including private instruction, and independent study courses may vary in times of contact, but still require the minimum total time of 2,400 minutes per credit. For internship credit, a minimum of 3 hours of "work" per week per unit, based on the definition that regular courses are figured at 800 minutes (16, 50-minute hours) of class time plus 1,600 minutes (32, 50-minute hours) of out-of-class work per unit.  "Work", in this case, can be a combination of the internship employment and class/homework (paper writing, etc.) time.  The number of hours in this definition for internship is the same as the number required for hours of in-class and out-of-class time for courses.  

Dual-Listed courses must specify the following unique expectations of graduate students:

Content (Breadth & Depth) How does the course content distinguish the course as having depth and more specialized coverage of advanced disciplinary issues relevant to theory and its application than UW-Whitewater undergraduate coursework? The description here might address, but need not necessarily restrict itself to, such issues as: What are additional presentation/project requirements?, How many additional hours will graduate students spend on specific issues?, How are students encouraged to examine/practice/witness the application of theory?

Intensity How do the course requirements reflect a more intensive level of study and greater academic/intellectual rigor than UW-Whitewater undergraduate coursework? The description here might address, but need not necessarily restrict itself to, such issues as: How are the graduate-level assignments different than their undergraduate counterparts? How does the complexity of the material differ from that of the undergraduates? How are the processes and standards of evaluation different for graduates and undergraduates?

Process (Pedagogical Design)  How does the course design promote more individual interaction with the professor(s), more self-directed learning, and greater use of campus learning resources than UW-Whitewater undergraduate coursework? The description here might address, but need not necessarily restrict itself to, such issues as: What is the nature of outside-of-class activities required of graduate students? How do research expectations differ for graduate and undergraduates?