Faculty may negotiate contracts for independent study with students who are in good standing under the following conditions:
· Faculty may negotiate Independent Study contracts only for courses normally taught at the College but not offered at that campus during the term in which the contract would be executed.
· Instructors must have written authorization from the Department Chair before negotiating the Independent Study contract with the student.
· The Independent Study contract must be signed by the faculty member, the student, and the Department Chair.
· The Department Chair will keep a signed copy of each Independent Study contract on file.
With the approval of the Department Chair, an instructor who negotiates Independent Study contracts has three options for compensation: (1) after completing ten contracts, the faculty member may elect to receive reassigned time equivalent to the number of workload units divided by ten, rounded up to the next whole number; (2) the faculty member may receive prorated pay at the completion of each individual contract (i.e., 10% of the designated adjunct pay per contract); or (3) the faculty member may accumulate ten contracts for one payment of 100% of the designated adjunct rate.
Approved by Academic Affairs Policy Council: October 29, 2002
Approved by College Advisory Board: February 26, 2003