4.66 – Independent Studies

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Scope: NMSU System

Source: ARP Chapter 4 | Curriculum and Course Management

Responsible Executive: President

Responsible Administrator:

Last Updated: 09/08/2005



Revision History:

2017 Recompilation, formerly Rule 6.80

Independent studies are for students capable of self-direction, who meets the requirement for the S/U option, i.e., if the students are not eligible for the S/U option, they are not eligible for independent study.  Class tickets will not be issued, nor will on-line scheduling unless the student presents a signed Independent Study Permit to the card issuer.  Independent study courses are considered part of a faculty member’s load. Departments will establish standards for each independent study course offered.  The instructor should file a summary of requirements with the department head for each student enrolled in an independent study course before the last day to add or drop a course.  Independent study research or reading courses may not be challenged.