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Choose a type of Independent Study

  • Academic Project (out-of-class course)

    This contract requires the following information from you
    • Personal Information (School and Contact)
    • Supervisor's E-mail Address
    • Contract Beginning Date
    • Contract End Date
    • Semester for Academic Credit
    • # of Semester Hours
    • Graded Class or Pass/Fail Class
    In addition, you are required to respond to the following questions in a single document (PDF or Word format)
    • LEARNING OBJECTIVES: what learning do you propose for this project? What knowledge, understanding, skill or competency is sought? Articulate three to five learning objectives formulated as detailed, complete, learning statements. EXAMPLE: Upon completing my project, I will be able to identify elements of literary Romanticism in written work. (consult a course syllabus for further examples of how to formulate these).
    • METHODOLOGY: List methods by which you propose to acquire your learning. What kinds of tasks, projects, assignments, will you have? What schedule will your project follow? How frequently will you communicate with your supervisor or contract director? How will you communicate with him or her (e.g., email, telephone)?
    • RESOURCES: Please supply a preliminary list of readings and other materials to be used. All independent study contracts must include some reading. Be sure to provide complete bibliographic information (i.e., author, title, year published, publisher). You may also count people, places, and things that will serve as resources.
    • EVALUATION: what evidence will you show to demonstrate the learning of each objective articulated in question one, above? For example, will your supervisor perform weekly assessments of your performance? Will you provide written assignments to your supervisor? PLEASE NOTE: all independent study contracts must, at a minimum, incorporate some writing. For exam or quiz-driven projects, this may be a five to seven page reflective essay (e.g, what you set out to learn, what actually happened, what you learned during that process).
  • Creative Project (e.g., visual art, music, poetry)

    This contract requires the following information from you
    • Personal Information (School and Contact)
    • Supervisor's E-mail Address
    • Contract Beginning Date
    • Contract End Date
    • Semester for Academic Credit
    • # of Semester Hours
    • Graded Class or Pass/Fail Class
    In addition, you are required to respond to the following questions in a single document (PDF or Word format)
  • Internship or Externship

    This contract requires the following information from you
    • Personal Information (School and Contact)
    • Supervisor's E-mail Address
    • Contract Beginning Date
    • Contract End Date
    • Semester for Academic Credit
    • # of Semester Hours
    In addition, you are required to respond to the following questions in a single document (PDF or Word format)
    • LEARNING OBJECTIVES: what learning do you propose for this experience? What knowledge, understanding, skill or competency is sought? Articulate three to five learning objectives formulated as detailed, complete, learning statements. EXAMPLE: Upon completing my internship, I will increase my skills as a mediator by working in alternative dispute resolution. (consult a course syllabus for further examples of how to formulate these).
    • METHODOLOGY: List methods by which you propose to acquire your learning. What kinds of tasks, projects, experiences will you have. What schedule will your experience follow? How frequently will you communicate with your supervisor or contract director? How will you communicate with him or her (e.g., email, telephone)?
    • RESOURCES: Please supply a preliminary list of readings and other materials to be used. All independent study contracts must include some reading. Be sure to provide complete bibliographic information (i.e., author, title, year published, publisher). You may also count people, places, and things that will serve as resources.
    • EVALUATION: what evidence will you show to demonstrate the learning of each objective articulated in question one, above? For example, will your supervisor perform weekly assessments of your performance? Will you provide written assignments to your supervisor? PLEASE NOTE: all independent study contracts must, at a minimum, incorporate some writing. For internships / externships, this may be a five to seven page reflective essay (e.g, what you set out to learn, what actually happened, what you learned during that process).
  • Skill or Competency (for trade / profession, e.g.)

    This contract requires the following information from you
    • Personal Information (School and Contact)
    • Supervisor's E-mail Address
    • Contract Beginning Date
    • Contract End Date
    • Semester for Academic Credit
    • # of Semester Hours
    In addition, you are required to respond to the following questions in a single document (PDF or Word format)
    • LEARNING OBJECTIVES: what learning do you propose for this experience? What knowledge, understanding, skill or competency is sought? Articulate three to five learning objectives formulated as detailed, complete, learning statements. EXAMPLE: Upon completing my apprenticeship with Metal Fabricators, Inc., I will be able to: Demonstrate competency in TIG, stick, and, mig welding techniques. (consult a course syllabus for further examples of how to formulate these).
    • METHODOLOGY: List methods by which you propose to acquire your learning. What kinds of tasks, projects, experiences will you have? What schedule will your experience follow? How frequently will you communicate with your supervisor or contract director? How will you communicate with him or her (e.g., email, telephone)?
    • RESOURCES: Please supply a preliminary list of readings and other materials to be used. All independent study contracts must include some reading. Be sure to provide complete bibliographic information (i.e., author, title, year published, publisher). You may also count people, places, and things that will serve as resources.
    • EVALUATION: what evidence will you show to demonstrate the learning of each objective articulated in question one, above? For example, will your supervisor perform weekly assessments of your performance? Will you provide written assignments to your supervisor? PLEASE NOTE: all independent study contracts must, at a minimum, incorporate some writing. For skills-based work, this may be a five to seven page reflective essay (e.g, what you set out to learn, what actually happened, what you learned during that process).