Finance & Administration

Policy for Non-Regular Rank Faculty: Approval & Compensation for Independent Study Courses

Overview

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.

Policy

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 in the bargaining unit must be compensated for supervising independent study students. Compensation of $875 per independent study student will come from departmental funds.

Payment Process

The non-regular rank 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.