ACC Policies and Guidance

Policy on Credit Hours

ACC is responsible for ensuring every approved course at Western is assigned an appropriate number of credit hours, meets Western's credit hour definition, and complies with the total student work per credit.

Syllabus Requirements and Guidance

ACC revised its Syllabus Requirements and Guidance to assist with new courses, courses with existing or new GUR attributes, course revisions, etc.

Course Repeatability

ACC requires that all repeatable courses specify limitations upon repeatability and that course descriptions for repeatable classes include standardized language articulating these limits. 

Course Modality Definitions

ACC-approved definitions of instructional method or delivery method of a course.

Large Scale Curriculum Changes Criteria

ACC recognizes the need for regulating large-scale changes to curriculum, creating a streamlined approach that includes criteria for approval and workflow.

Religious Accomodation

Western provides reasonable accommodation for students to take holidays for reasons of faith or conscience or for organized activities conducted under the auspices of a religious denomination, church, or religious organization.

Course Modality Timeline and Contingency Planning

ACC's current timeline and planning for course modality approval. Includes current definitions for Western approved course modalities.

Timeline and Plan for Writing Proficiency Points

ACC's current timeline and plan to implement fixed WP values for the 2024-2025 University Catalog.

Recommended Review of All Permanently Approved Online/Hybrid Courses for Compliance

All permanently approved online and hybrid courses will be reviewed for compliance with the ACC Credit Hour Policy, ACC Syllabus Requirements and Policy, and the newly Provost-approved college and department modality policies.

Requesting Degree Program Moratorium

ACC implemented a new procedure for requesting a moratorium for a program of study, and programs being considered for permanent cancellation must be placed into moratorium first.