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Required Contact Minutes for each Meeting Pattern (All terms)

To comply with the Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) minimum required contact minutes of 2250 for a 3 hour course, the University of Southern Mississippi has established the following meeting patterns for the following terms:

Fall/Spring Full Term/Session I and II (Starting Fall 2018)
MWF 36 meetings at 60 minutes each plus exam time
MW 24 meetings at 90 Minutes each plus exam time
TT 24 meetings at 90 Minutes each plus exam time
Session I and II 12 meetings at 195 Minutes each
Summer Full Term/Session I and II
MW 15 meetings at 150 Minutes each
TT 15 meetings at 150 Minutes each
Session I and II 20 meetings at 115 Minutes each
M-F 14 meetings at 165 minutes each

Classes scheduled that do not meet a standard meeting pattern will be monitored. If a Department needs to offer a class through a meeting pattern that is not approved, the administrator needs to request the course(s) be considered an exception by sending a memo through the Dean of the College to the Provost with details of the need to schedule ‘off grid’. Documentation of the exception along with the specific course(s) impacted must be included in the request.

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