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Independent Study

This form is for students who have been assigned to an independent study and need to submit their responsibilities and be registered for CAS 496.

Independent Study Responsibilities:

  • You will collaborate with a faculty member on expectations for the semester.
  • You will assist a faculty member for the entire semester in which you are registered.
  • You will work 40 semester hours per registered credit (e.g., 3 credits = 8 hours per week)
  • You will maintain a detailed, accurate log of your weekly tasks and work hours.
  • You will meet regularly with a faculty member to discuss plans and progress.