Courses taught as tutorial courses are individualized instruction in the content of a course listed in the college catalog. These courses, though taught independently, carry the subject, number, title, and credits of the actual course.
Tutorial courses are offered only under unusual circumstances when a student is unable to register for the course during its regular offering cycle. The Dean’s approval of a tutorial course is required and dependent on suitable justification of its necessity and the availability of an instructor to undertake the course.
To enroll in a tutorial course:
- The student meets with the instructor who offers the requested course to discuss the possibility of a tutorial and the justification.
- After securing the approval of the instructor, the student completes the individualized instruction portion of the Independent Study/Individualized Instruction Authorization form, provides all documentation, and obtains all required signatures.
- The student then meets with the graduate program director to discuss the requested tutorial course and the justification.
- If the request is approved by the graduate program director and the dean, a request to create the course in Banner for the specified semester will be sent to the Registrar’s Office. This notification must contain the course information, instructor, name of the student, and the justification.
- The course will be created in Banner and will require permission for registration. The Registrar’s Office will enter the permission override for the student and notify the student by email to register for the course.
- Work on the tutorial course project should not begin until the approvals are confirmed, the paperwork is processed, the student registers for the course, and the course appears on the instructor’s class listing in Fish ‘R’ Net.
- After registration, the student will begin the tutorial course, maintaining regular contact with the instructor as the work proceeds.