On Sept. 13, 2010, University Senate adopted SR 11-02, a resolution that established guidelines for full-time enrollment of graduate students. The resolution stated that the policy would become effective Jan. 1, 2011. The effective date has been revised. At the Dec. 6, 2010, Senate meeting, Interim Provost John Skillings announced that due to implementation challenges involving financial assistance and registration, these guidelines will become effective fall 2011, not on Jan. 1, 2011.
The full resolution is stated below:
SR 11-02 - September 13, 2010
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that University Senate adopt proposed revisions to the Graduate Handbook, Section 2, Registration, Maximum and Minimum Enrollment for Graduate Students as set forth below:
- The maximum credit-hour limits for graduate students are fifteen (15) credit hours during a semester. Graduate students may take a total of fifteen (15) hours during the summer, of which no more than nine (9) can be taken in a single summer session. Students with a need to exceed the maximum graduate credit-hour limits must file a petition with the Dean of the Graduate School prior to the first week of the semester.
- Students who receive a Graduate Assistantship, Modified Graduate Assistantship, Teaching Associateship, Dissertation Scholarship, or a Grant-in-aid must register for a minimum of nine (9) credit hours during the semester(s) of their award.
- Students who register for nine (9) or more graduate credit hours a semester during the academic year are considered full time. The definition of full-time study during the summer is determined by each graduate program.
- Students who are employed full time are strongly encouraged to keep their enrollment at six (6) credit hours or less during a semester.
FURTHERMORE, BE IT RESOLVED that these revisions become effective fall 2011.