What's the difference between credit and noncredit programs? | Kent State University

What's the difference between credit and noncredit programs?

Credit workshops, like credit courses, must meet University and Ohio Board of Regents standards for contact hours and out-of-class time, and must adhere to the cost per credit hour set by the University Board of Trustees. Participants in credit workshops must be evaluated according to criteria clearly detailed in the workshop proposal. Noncredit workshops offer more flexibility. There are no set time constraints and the program fee is not tied to the University fee structure. To offer either a credit or noncredit program, instructors begin by developing a workshop proposal that must be approved by the appropriate academic unit. We help with this paperwork and develop a budget.