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Consider a Noncredit Course Proposal

Do you have a great idea for a noncredit course that would appear in a future Think Again schedule? If so, we’d like to hear from you!

Here are a few ways to prepare for your conversation with a program manager about your course idea.

1. Be sure we don’t already offer the course.

Sounds obvious, but before you suggest a course, be sure it’s not already being offered. Conduct a few keyword searches and review relevant categories in the current schedule to be sure the course is not already being offered.

2. Be sure our online partners don’t already offer the course.

This is a little less obvious, but worth checking out. If one of our online partners offers a similar course, your proposal will need to make a compelling argument for offering the course content in a classroom environment.

3. Be sure the course can fit into one of our categories.

Our noncredit courses are designed to complement, rather than compete with, existing degree-earning courses offered through all schools of the University of Richmond. As a result, we offer classroom-based noncredit courses that fit into specific categories. View these categories by visiting the Think Again schedule and selecting the Category dropdown menu. If your proposed class doesn’t fit one of these categories, there’s a good change we won’t be able to offer it.

4. Prepare to provide a course outline.

Every noncredit course we offer includes an instructor-developed outline of the topics to be covered in the class. This outline provides instructors a clear sense of the outcomes they predict students will achieve, and it also meets requirements of the University of Richmond’s accreditation.

If you’re ready to take the next step, fill out the Proposal Inquiry Form found on this page. One of our program coordinators will be in touch by phone or email. Thanks for your interest in proposing a Think Again class!

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Phone: (804) 289-8133
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