The Catalog describes policies, programs, and procedures of Granite State College that are in effect at the time of its preparation, July 2016.
2016-2017 Academic Catalog
The catalog is intended as a general guide to the College’s organization, programs, courses, policies, fees and program requirements, all of which are subject to change without notice. All information contained in this catalog should be verified with appropriate Granite State College staff. Granite State College reserves the right to cancel, post-pone, or combine class sections, to limit registrations, and to change instructors.
Academic Credit Hour
Granite State College adheres to the federal definition of credit hour. For each credit hour, the College requires, at a minimum, 37.5 hours of total instructional engagement. In general, about one-third of this work will be direct faculty instruction, and two-thirds will be comprised of other academic activities. Direct faculty instruction may include, but is not limited to, classroom instruction, e-learning, laboratory work, studio work, field work, clinicals, performance, internships, and practica. Other academic activities may include, but are not limited to, readings, reflections, essays, reports, inquiry, problem solving, rehearsal, collaborations, theses, and electronic interactions. Regardless of instructional delivery method and length of term, students are required to meet the course’s learning outcomes and the minimum amount of total instructional engagement for each credit hour.
Granite State College is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., one of six regional accreditors recognized by the United States Secretary of Education and by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation.
Affirmative Action Statement
Granite State College is a public institution with a long-standing commitment to equal opportunity for all. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, disability, or marital status in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities.