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Part 1 – Student / to request an independent study with a particular instructor/field, the student:

must contact the instructor (and only the instructor). The independent study may be approved only when there are no other alternatives.

Student’s Petition, addressed to the Dean of the School of Business and Public Administration:

1.       Student’s Name & N#.

2.       Semester & Year (when to take the class).

3.       Course Name & Number, which class it replaces on the student’s course guide.

4.       Fully- and accurately-completed Course Guide along with the unofficial transcript.

5.       Student’s written statement explaining why (e-mail is ok).

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Part 2 – Instructor / if instructor agrees to teach the course:

The instructor forwards the student’s complete petition (above), and:

Instructor’s Support, addressed to the Dean of the School of Business and Public Administration:

1)      Instructor’s rationale and supporting email, explaining why this course is a necessity.

2)      Agreement to teach this course.

3)      Implications to the instructor’s course load, and understanding that independent studies, typically, are volunteer/pro bono and non-paid faculty initiatives (though may be recognized through the PU system as additional 1.5 PUs during fall and spring semesters).

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Part 3.1 – Department Chair

Approves or Disapproves the request. If approved:

Part 3.2 –Dean of the School of Business and Public Administration

Approves or Disapproves the request. If approved:

Part 3.3 – Department Chair

1)      Creates a CRN # for the semester in which the student will be taking the course.

2)      Registers the student for the course.

3)      Assigns the instructor to the class.

4)      Informs the instructor via e-mail that the course was created, and to proceed.

5)      Saves the approval documentation on the SBPA File Server / Internal Drive

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Part 5 – Instructor

1)      Notifies the student that the course is created.

2)      Updates the student’s Course Guide (initials the approved change).

3)      Provides syllabus to the department and student.

4)      Conducts the course.

5)      Posts the grade in banner following UDC guidelines and grade timelines in respective semesters.

 

 - Independent Studies Policy (PDF)