IV: Academic Policies and Procedures
policies and procedures described in this chapter govern the
conduct of academic matters affecting students enrolled in the
College. Exceptions to these policies may be granted only upon
written petition to the Academic Standards Board. Honors
students petition the Honors Academic Board; Residential College
students petition the RC Counseling Office.
Special Kinds of Academic Credit
Experiential and Directed Reading/ Independent
College distinguishes "Experiential" and "Independent"
courses from its other course offerings.
courses (denoted EXPERIENTIAL in Chapter VI) involve
academic work which may take place in a setting other than a
university classroom, laboratory, library, or studio and in which
the experience is directly related to an academic discipline.
Most Experiential Credit is awarded through programs administered
by departments and is recorded as credit in one of the departmental
Experiential course numbers.
courses may be (1) Directed Reading/Independent Study courses
(denoted INDEPENDENT in Chapter VI) which are designated
by title and not normally offered by classroom instruction; (2)
courses normally offered through classroom instruction but occasionally
taught on an independent study basis (e.g., Honors Summer
Independent Reading); (3) courses not specially designated as
"Independent" and normally offered as classroom instruction
but elected by special arrangement with the instructor.
following limitations apply to Experiential and Directed Reading/Independent
- A maximum
15 credits of Experiential courses may be counted toward a degree;
a maximum 8 credits may be earned from one project, and only
one such Experiential project may be elected each term.
- A combined
total 30 credits of Experiential and Directed Reading/Independent
Study courses may be counted in the 120 credits required for
- A maximum
15 credits of Honors Summer Independent Reading courses may be
counted in the 120 credits required for a degree.
and Independent courses are excluded from area distribution plans.
and independent study courses are designated on the student's
transcript by an E or an I which appears immediately after the
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