Academic unit representatives at each campus offering the degree within the collective must define the degree and course requirements, including: general education, campus requirements, and degree requirements. This information will inform the advising information to students, staff, and faculty across the Humanities Collective for this degree. The following frameworks will apply:
Campus Residency Instructional Requirement. It is an assumed practice of the Higher Learning Commission that at least 25% of the degree-required credit hours will be completed at the degree-granting campus. In the case of a baccalaureate degree, this means that 30 credits must be completed in order to receive a degree from that campus. If the campus has any requirements on the timing of meeting this requirement (such as requiring that a certain minimum of credits or enrolled semesters lead to the completion of the degree), this should be so noted.
Statewide Transfer General Education Core (STGEC). While it is assumed that students will complete the Statewide Transfer General Education Core prior to transferring (via IU intercampus transfer), This is not a requirement. However, it is in the students’ advantage to do so, as the milestone will carry forward to the new campus, facilitating more focused completion of major requirements after transfer. Students NOT completing the STGEC milestone prior to transfer must satisfy the specific requirements at their new campus of enrollment.
Campus Requirements. If the degree-granting campus has established additional course requirements beyond the STGEC, and not within the major, it is presumed that students may complete such courses at either campus, subject to course availability. If any such requirement(s) MUST be completed at the degree-granting campus, this requirement must be documented.
Prerequisite Coursework. If there is prerequisite coursework required for admission to, or completion of, the degree, any requirement(s) must be available to students when they enter into an intent to enroll in the Humanities Collective degree program in order to best facilitate their plan of study.
Major Requirements. Major requirements must be published so that student can plan their course of study. Any courses that the degree-granting faculty determine MUST be completed at the degree-granting campus will be so indicated, along with the minimum number of major course credits that must be completed at the degree-granting campus.
Mode of Instruction. The Humanities Collective degree is offered without respect for the mode of instruction (on-campus, online, hybrid) that has been authorized for the delivery of the desired degree. Students may enroll in required courses as allowed by the degree-granting campus.
Advising and planning information will be made available to all campuses within the Humanities Collective participating in the degree. This information must address all requirements for the degree as outlined above.
If students must be admitted to the degree, the participating campuses, and those granting the degree are to establish a process through which students may be admitted to their intended degree at an appropriate time within their course of study such that they may enter and remain on a pathway toward on-time degree completion: