Weimar Institute recognizes that one semester credit hour of didactic instruction, marking student achievement through intended learning outcomes and verified by tangible evidence of student learning, represents 3 hours of work per week over a fifteen week academic semester, totaling 45 hours per semester credit hour.
For example, a 3 credit lecture class will be scheduled with 45 hours of instructional time per semester. Typically, a 3 credit class is scheduled to meet 3 times per week for 50 minutes or twice a week for 80 minutes, for a minimum of 15 weeks. In addition, the expectation for students is to work (study, read, develop class deliverables, etc.) outside of class 6 hours per week. The balance of in-class and out-of-class work may be adjusted to best suit learning objectives.
One semester credit hour of practicum represents 60 hours of laboratory, practicum, or observation experience.*
*For Associates of Science of Nursing, one semester credit hour of laboratory represents 45 hours.