Independent Study Policy

Independent study is a class offered without any regularly scheduled conventional classroom or lab sessions. Independent study is to be used only under extenuating circumstances and must be approved by the Dean and Vice President of Academic and Student Services. All independent study classes must be in the student’s program of study. The classes will be scheduled with the faculty member for the course. During the semester, the faculty member will meet with the student either by mail, telephone, e-mail or in-person to discuss/assess the student’s progress towards meeting the course competencies and objectives and for conducting the course evaluation processes. All student/instructor interaction must be documented to include date, time, and course component discussed/evaluation completed. Course content, standards of progress, tuition and fee charges, and all other provisions heretofore presented will apply to independent study courses.