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Type: University Policy
Division: Faculty
Classification: ACADEMIC & STUDENT AFFAIRS

Contact Phone Number: 503-838-8271
Contact Email Address: provost@wou.edu

TITLE
Class Size
POLICY NUMBER
ASA-01-048
RESPONSIBLE OFFICER UNIVERSITY CONTACT
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Office of Academic Affairs
SUMMARY
APPLICABLE TO
Faculty, Staff and Students
DEFINITIONS
AUTHORITY
FULL STATEMENT OF AUTHORITY

POLICY STATEMENT

Unless a compelling educational reason exists, no lower division section enrolling fewer than ten students will be continued. The responsibility for determining whether a compelling educational reason exists for a particular class will be exercised by the institutional executives through their instructional deans.  At the upper division level, regular class sections enrolling fewer than ten students will be discouraged.  It is recognized, nonetheless, that upper division electives and required sequences in specialized curricula may make it necessary to offer classes below the standard of ten students at the upper division in more numerous instances than at the lower division level.  Seminars, thesis, and reading and conference offerings are not to be construed as regular classes for purposes of this standard.

Because of the individualized nature of graduate study, no specific standard related to class size is proposed at the post-baccalaureate level.

 

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LAST UPDATED: 08/11/2016

HISTORICAL DETAIL NOTES:

This policy was previously adopted by the Oregon State Board of Higher Education.



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