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POLICY DEVELOPMENT

Issuing Office:

Registrar

Policy Author:

Helene Vance

Contributing Offices:

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Affected Parties:

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Location where Existing Policy can be Viewed:

http://bit.ly/2mx79vE (RO UG0078) and http://bit.ly/2lhxJsd (RO GR0016)

Complete Wording of New or Revised Policy:

Students may request to complete an Independent Study or Directed Research project in a major field or related discipline.

Policy Rationale:

To provide an opportunity for students to receive credit for focused independent research, and to ensure that students understand the expectation set forth by the University when seeking permission to complete an Independent Study in a major field or related discipline.

SACS Criteria:

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Other Regulatory Criteria:

Enter Other Regulatory Criteria here.

Definition of Glossary Terms:

Enter Definition of Terms here.

Policy Keywords:

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Implementation Description:

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PROCEDURES FOR IMPLEMENTATION AND REVIEW

Policy Administrators:

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Policy Review Cycle:

Every 4 years

Procedures:

UNDERGRADUATE:

This option is limited to graduating seniors, students who have changed majors and have no other course of action, and students who may have approved extenuating circumstances. Permission for the independent study will be granted only upon approval by the Department Chair, the Dean of the School, the Administrative Dean, and the Registrar. Forms are available in the Registrar’s Office and on the Registrar’s webpage.


GRADUATE:

Permission for the Independent Study or Directed Research will be granted only upon approval by the Department Chair/Program Director, the Dean of the School, the Administrative Dean, and the Associate Registrar for Graduate Studies. Forms are available online at https://www.liberty.edu/ index.cfm?PID=4849 or in the Registrar’s Office.

Sanctions:

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Exceptions:

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Other Policy Link Locations:

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University Policy Template

Policy Name:

Independent Study - RES

Submission Date:

05/02/2017

Policy Area:

University-wide

☐ Unit-specific

 

Applies To:

Resident

Online

☐ Both

 

Action Being Taken:

Revision

New Policy

☐ Migration

Discontinue

Permission Level:

☐ Public

☐ Student

☐ Staff

☐ Admin







 

POLICY DEVELOPMENT

Issuing Office:

Registrar

Policy Author:

Helene Vance

Contributing Offices:

Enter Contributing Offices here.

Affected Parties:

Enter Affected Parties here.

Location where Existing Policy can be Viewed:

http://bit.ly/2mx79vE (RO UG0078) and http://bit.ly/2lhxJsd (RO GR0016)

Complete Wording of New or Revised Policy:

Students may request to complete an Independent Study or Directed Research project in a major field or related discipline.

Policy Rationale:

To provide an opportunity for students to receive credit for focused independent research, and to ensure that students understand the expectation set forth by the University when seeking permission to complete an Independent Study in a major field or related discipline.

SACS Criteria:

Enter SACS Criteria here.

Other Regulatory Criteria:

Enter Other Regulatory Criteria here.

Definition of Glossary Terms:

Enter Definition of Terms here.

Policy Keywords:

Enter Policy Keywords here.

Implementation Description:

Enter Implementation Description here.

PROCEDURES FOR IMPLEMENTATION AND REVIEW

Policy Administrators:

Enter Policy Administrators here.

Policy Review Cycle:

Every 4 years

Procedures:

UNDERGRADUATE:

This option is limited to graduating seniors, students who have changed majors and have no other course of action, and students who may have approved extenuating circumstances. Permission for the independent study will be granted only upon approval by the Department Chair, the Dean of the School, the Administrative Dean, and the Registrar. Forms are available in the Registrar’s Office and on the Registrar’s webpage.


GRADUATE:

Permission for the Independent Study or Directed Research will be granted only upon approval by the Department Chair/Program Director, the Dean of the School, the Administrative Dean, and the Associate Registrar for Graduate Studies. Forms are available online at https://www.liberty.edu/ index.cfm?PID=4849 or in the Registrar’s Office.

Sanctions:

Enter Sanctions here.

Exceptions:

Enter Exceptions here.

Other Policy Link Locations:

N/A

POLICY APPROVAL (Official Approver Use Only)

Need for Legal Counsel Review?

Yes         ☐ No

Approved By:

Enter Policy Approver here.

Approval Date:

Enter Policy Approval Date here.

Implementation Date:

Enter Policy Implementation Date here.

Final Policy Number:

RO 0014