SIS/Building Your Schedule of Classes - Reviewing and Updating Independent Study Sections

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This document will provide tips for reviewing independent study and outline how to update an independent study section.


Review tips for Independent Study sections

  • Instructors will term roll with their sections. This is unique to IND sections- instructors do not term roll for any other courses.
  • Each Independent Study instructor is assigned to a specific Class Section with a separate Class Number.

How to add an Independent Study section

Step 1

  • From Home, select: Curric & Enroll Rep WorkCenter, Maintain Schedule of Classes

Or

  • Schedule New Course

Tip: Menu navigation: > Curriculum Management > Schedule of Classes > Maintain Schedule of Classes for classes that have already been scheduled - or - > Schedule New Course to add a new IND course to your Schedule of Classes for a term. 

Step 2

Use the Find page to locate the desired course. Search by Term and Subject Area to view a list of all scheduled courses, or search by Term, Subject Area, and Catalog Nbr to find a specific course.

Step 3 

To assist departments with keeping course offerings aligned with the Policy for Independent/Directed Study for Undergraduates, the following limits will be applied to IND courses offered in summer 2015 and beyond:

  • Enrollment in an undergraduate course numbered x98, x99, x89, 681, 682, 691 or 692 will require instructor consent (indicated in the course catalog entry).
  • The course will not be provided a room assignment.
  • The course will not have a meeting pattern.
  • The component type will always be set to IND, independent.
  • Each section of an independent study course will have no more than one instructor.

Be sure that the following are also true: 

  • Section number and Association number must match
  • Component type is IND
  • Class type is set as Enrollment Section 
  • Instruction Mode is set to P (Classroom Instruction)
  • Each section must have one and only one principal instructor 

Note: Your department may have assigned a unique number to each instructor called a “conference number.” You may wish to use this number as the Class Section number. This number must be 3 digits. 


Notes

  • Use the Update Sections of a Class page to review all IND sections on one page. 
  • Most IND sections are offered for a credit range (e.g. 1-6 credits), since students work with their faculty instructors to determine the number of credits they should enroll for




Keywords:registrar, Office of the Registrar, RO, IND, independent, approved programs   Doc ID:118650
Owner:Ellen C.Group:Office of the Registrar
Created:2022-05-20 13:27 CDTUpdated:2022-07-21 15:52 CDT
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