Directed independent study provides opportunities for students to earn college credits in standard courses by working with a college instructor on an independent basis. Students enrolling for courses under Directed Independent Study (DIS) are expected to accomplish the goals and objectives as specified in the course syllabus and are expected to attend such class meetings, group sessions, and working conferences as specified by the instructor. Courses are scheduled on a flexible basis as approved by the instructor, the department chair, and by the Vice President of Academic Affairs with the understanding that final exams will be taken and grades awarded during the term in which they begin. All regular fees apply to DIS courses.
DIS course enrollments are authorized under the following conditions:
A documented need exists for the student(s) to enroll for the course immediately rather than taking an alternate course or waiting until the next term in which the desired course would be offered.
The student is able to identify an instructor who is willing to teach the course as DIS.
The student understands the extensive burden which he or she is undertaking.
Enrollment is approved by the Department Chair and Vice President of Academic Affairs.
When it is not feasible for the course/section to be scheduled concurrently and taught at the same time and locations as another course/section.