To set out minimum class sizes for each mode of delivery.
This policy applies to the Dean of Faculty and those College staff involved in deciding the mode of delivery for a particular study unit.
Where accreditation requirements include a minimum face-to-face time the requirements of this policy may be waived.
Where occasional or sessional lecturers are employed to teach College units the following numbers are the enrolment minimums at which a shift in the mode of delivery must occur. If enrolments are less than these minimums the lecturer must utilise a mode of delivery that employs less face to face hours of contact to ensure the college does not waste resources by offering the unit in a mode appropriate to a higher volume of enrolments.
More face to face contact
No face to face contact hours
|Mode of Delivery||Minimum Class Sizes|
|Weekly Semester Unit||9|
|Three 'Saturday Plus' mode||8|
|Biweekly Mixed Mode||6|
|Online mode, directed study or semi-regular seminar program||<6|
These threshold figures also serve as guidelines for the Dean of Faculty and the Unit Co-ordinators in the deliberation with permanent faculty of the College in the process of planning the mode of delivery of any particular unit.