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Brief History of American Academic Credit System: A Recipe for Incoherence in Student Learning

Subject: GE design
Date: 2002-09-01
John Harris, formerly Samford University's Associate Provost for Quality Assessment, wrote this concise account of the credit hour.   For most of their history universities had better ways to measure student learning, and the relatively late adoption of the seat-time unit drew quick and sometimes funny criticism.
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