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Comment: Added clarifying language from UG catalog on undergraduate studies.

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EMU’s undergraduate programs are expected to align with broadly accepted standards for post-secondary baccalaureate education with regard to rigor. The university does not offer undergraduate credit for courses or content that are intended to be developmental or remedial. As stated in the Academic Policies of the Undergraduate Catalog, first-year-level courses are numbered 100-199; sophomore, 200-299; junior, 300-399; and senior, 400-499. The university catalog further clarifies understandings regarding the increasing rigor of courses by level, from 100-499, via identification of curricular prerequisites and/or corequisites.

Graduate Level Studies

EMU’s graduate programs are designed to build upon the foundation of baccalaureate education. As such, they must represent greater depth and breadth of learning than undergraduate work on the same subject. Graduate-level (post-baccalaureate) programs must be structured to include knowledge of the literature of the discipline and to ensure engagement in research and/or appropriate professional practice and training.

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New academic program development should follow the policies and procedures outlined in the New Program Proposal Process in addition to meeting curriculum standards policies outlined here and in the university policy on Credit Hour and Class Meetings , Attendance and Final Examinations (Credit Hour Policy), which stipulates expectations with regard to credit (semester) hours. Proposals for curricular changes must be processed and approved as per the Academic Program Change Policy and its associated forms.

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In cases when an undergraduate course is listed at the graduate level and students are enrolled for graduate credit those students enrolled for graduate credit must engage in learning activities and general academic expectations commensurate with the generally accepted standards for graduate work. At EMU, these general standards are defined (in the institution's Credit Hour Policy as, 2.5-3 hours of study per hour in class for a total of 52.5-60 hours per semester hour of credit. Faculty members are expected to demonstrate, through separate course syllabi (one for undergraduates and another for graduate students), that graduate level expectations are substantially different. The graduate syllabus must articulate how the additional learning activities and/or requirements represent the increased rigor, content and scope to meet graduate-level standards

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