March 17, 1981
As you know, the attached "Policy and Procedures Concerning Part-Time Study in the University of California" is the product of a lengthy series of careful reviews by the Academic Senate and the Council of Chancellors. I am pleased to approve it, effective immediately.
David S. Saxon
- Members, President's Administrative Council
Assistant Vice President Cox
Assistant Vice President Bovell
Principal Officers of The Regents
Professor Aaron, Chair, Academic Council
Ms. Linda Sabo, Chair, Student Body President's Council
Office of the President
March 17, 1981
POLICY AND PROCEDURES CONCERNING PART-TIME STUDY
IN THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
This statement on policy and procedures implements the "Policy on Part-Time Study" in the University of California adopted by the Academic Council on May 14, 1980. That Policy reads, in part:
"The University of California recognizes the legitimate need for part-time study. The University should be open to qualified students who for reasons of occupation, family responsibility, or health, are not able to attend full-time."
- Degree programs in the University may be open to part-time
students wherever good educational reasons exist for so doing.
- No majors or other degree programs will be offered only for
part-time students, except as specifically authorized by
the Academic Senate. (The University's Policy on Part-Time
Off-Campus Professional Graduate Degree Programs (July 30, 1979)
describes the procedures for implementing one type of degree
program intended only for part-time students.)
- For the purposes of this statement of policy and procedures, the following definitions apply.
A part-time undergraduate student is one who is approved to enroll for 10 units or fewer, or an equivalent number of courses per quarter.
A part-time graduate student is one who is approved to enroll for one-half or less of the regular course load stipulated in Academic Senate Regulation 702, or as otherwise defined by the campus Academic Senate.
- Admissions and Enrollment
- The same admissions standards that apply to full-time students will apply to part-time students.
- Approval for individual students to enroll on a part-time basis will be given for reasons of occupation, family responsibilities or health.
- Approval to enroll as a part-time student shall be given
by the appropriate dean, upon recommendation by the department
- Fees and Salary Titles
- Part-time students will pay the full Registration Fee and one-half the Educational Fee paid by full-time students, except in special part-time professional degree programs covered by the Policy on Part-Time Off-Campus Professional Graduate Degree Programs (July 30, 1979).
- Non-resident part-time students will pay one-half the nonresident tuition.
- Part-time graduate students will be eligible for appointment, at the discretion of the graduate dean, to salary titles requiring regular registration in graduate status, such as Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant. However, their appointments will be limited to no more than one-half the maximum appointment available to full-time students.
- Part-Time Graduate Study and the Normative Time to Degree Policy
Prior to candidacy part-time graduate students will acquire time to the degree under the Normative Time to Degree Policy at onehalf the rate of full-time students for those quarters during which they are approved for part-time study. After advancement to candidacy, all graduate students shall be considered full-time under the Normative Time Policy.
- Campus Procedures
Detailed procedures required to carry out the general policy arid procedures listed above should be developed on each campus as needed.