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.