Finance & Administration
Policy for Non-Regular Rank Faculty: Approval & Compensation for Independent Study CoursesLast updated: May 10, 2018
This policy defines how non-regular rank faculty members can be approved to supervise independent study, compensation for each independent study engagement, and the maximum number of students who can be mentored.
Non-regular rank faculty members can be approved to supervise independent study at the unanimous discretion of the Director of Undergraduate Studies/Director of Graduate Studies, the Department Chair, and the Dean of Academic Affairs.
Non-regular rank faculty may supervise no more than one independent study per semester, and no more than two independent study engagements per year. The maximum number of students per independent study course is one (1).
Non-regular rank faculty members must be compensated for supervising independent study students. Compensation of $875 per independent study student will come from departmental funds.
The non-regular fank faculty member and the student must complete the Independent Study Permission Form. After the permission form is completed and written approval is obtained from the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Chair and Dean of Academic Affairs, the departmental Business Manager will initiate the supplemental pay form in iForms, using departmental funds.