DESIGNING OF UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE LEVELS OF CROSS-LISTED COURSES
1. It is especially important that cross-listed and/or double-numbered courses be approached as separate courses that address particular disciplinary standards/requirements and that this approach be reflected in the syllabi. Every course should have a separate syllabus that meets SACS accreditation criteria and articulates the goals, topics, assignments, and grading criteria for that particular course.
2. This policy applies to all courses, including the undergraduate and graduate levels of cross-listed (a course in one department that is cross-listed as a course in another department, such as WMST 4950/HIST 4950) and/or double-numbered courses (an undergraduate course that is also offered as a graduate course, such as ENGL 4950/5950.)
3. To meet SACS accreditation requirements, graduate courses must be more advanced than undergraduate courses. They should also require a higher degree of independent scholarship.
4. When comparing the undergraduate and graduate syllabi of a cross-listed and/or double-numbered course, the more advanced quality of the graduate course should be evident in the way some or all of the following areas differ from the undergraduate syllabi: goals, topics, assignments, grading criteria.
6. The same difference should be reflected in the online course profiles (UPS).