: may be an option at your home institution
TWC’s Academic Seminars are designed to qualify for academic credit at many colleges and universities. A one-week seminar is equivalent to one or two credit hours and a two-week seminar equivalent to three or four credits. While The Washington Center does not grant academic credit, your home institution may; therefore, to receive credit you must make arrangements with your home institution through your campus liaison or a faculty sponsor.
Students are not required to receive credit, but all participants are required to fully engage in all the activities organized and complete all assignments regardless of their credit arrangements.
Students are typically placed in small groups led by a faculty leader with an advanced degree and university classroom experience. The faculty leader oversees the students’ learning experience and assesses their performance with a written evaluation and a recommended grade. This grade is then submitted to the student’s home institution via the school’s designated liaison with TWC or campus sponsor as indicated in the student’s application. All students are evaluated and their campus liaison or sponsor will receive an extensive evaluation and recommended grade for each student, even if they are not participating in the academic seminar for academic credit.
Actual credit and grades are awarded by a student’s home institution through each campus liaison or sponsor. The final grade recommended is usually based on attendance, participation, completion of assigned readings, written assignments such as a journal or essays and demonstrated efforts to achieve established academic and professional learning goals commensurate with each student’s level.