[TACRAO] Listserv Contact Hour Questions

Vasquez, Amanda avasquez6 at utep.edu
Wed Apr 20 15:01:11 CDT 2016

Happy Wednesday, All,

I have a two questions about the following TAC rule <http://texreg.sos.state.tx.us/public/readtac$ext.TacPage?sl=R&app=2&p_dir=&p_rloc=102433&p_tloc=&p_ploc=&pg=1&p_tac=102433&ti=19&pt=1&ch=4&rl=6&dt=&z_chk=1945731&z_contains=contact%20hour> and wonder if you can offer your interpretation and practices:

(a) Traditionally-delivered three-semester-credit-hour courses should contain 15 weeks of instruction (45 contact hours) plus a week for final examinations so that such a course contains 45 to 48 contact hours depending on whether there is a final exam.


  *   Based on your interpretation, can finals week count toward the 45 contact hour rule (or do we need 45 hours of instruction apart from finals week)?
  *   Do you subtract holiday hours (like Labor Day) when you are counting contact hours; or do you simply look for 15 weeks overall?

Thank you!

Amanda Vasquez, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President, Enrollment Services
The University of Texas at El Paso
Mike Loya Academic Services Building, Room 102
500 W. University Ave., El Paso, Texas 79968
O: 915.747.8969
E: avasquez6 at utep.edu


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