Policy Statement - 08-08 Independent Studies Courses (Supersedes APL 76-26 and PS 83-05 and 94-06.)

Policy Statement
March 3, 2008

Independent Studies Courses

This revised policy was recommended by the Academic Senate on February 14, 2008 and approved by the President on February 29, 2008.

(This policy supersedes APL 76-26 and PS 83-05 and 94-06.)

Each student enrolled in a supervised independent study, research, or reading course (excludes thesis courses) must have an agreement on file in the department office where the course is offered. The agreement is to be made between the student and the instructor at the beginning of the course and must include the following: a description of the work to be accomplished, specific information on the tasks required, the nature of the final report, and the basis for determining the final grade. The agreement must be signed by both the instructor and the student.

If a department wishes to use a written agreement different from the standard university form, it must be approved by the dean of the appropriate college prior to its use.

No independent study credit shall be awarded for classroom instruction, assisting in classroom instruction, or for other instructionally related activities, such as grading.