Independent Study Classes
An independent study class is one that offers a student an individualized education experience for the same academic credit as offered in a ground, hybrid, or online version of the class. Academic credit is awarded when the student demonstrates mastery of the course outcomes through satisfactory fulfillment of requirements set by the academic department. The amount of work completed by the student must be equivalent to the amount of work completed in a class with the same amount of credit hours. To satisfy attendance requirements in on-ground independent studies, the student must attend all weekly pre-scheduled meetings with their assigned instructor. Similarly, in online independent studies, students must, each week and as determined by their instructor, submit an academic assignment, submit a quiz or exam, or participate in a posted online academic discussion.