Reference: Title 5 Sections 55230 et seq.
Independent study programs may be developed for students by the appropriate faculty member(s) and approved by the appropriate Academic Dean. These independent study programs are titled Special Projects and carry courses numbers of 201 (1 unit of credit), 202 (two units of credit), or 203 (three units of credit).
The academic standards for independent study are the same as those applied to other credit courses.
The faculty member overseeing the Special Project course is responsible for the evaluation of student progress as in other credit courses.
Access to the instructor will be equivalent to that commonly available to students in courses conducted by other instructional methods.
Faculty Senate approved: November 7, 2012
Adopted: November 2013