Q: Do students have to pay tuition for the zero-credit hour course?
A: No, there is no fee associated with a zero-credit hour course
Q: When should students satisfy the signature experience requirement during their program of study?
A: Students can satisfy the signature experience requirement at any point from their first to last semester of enrollment in the program.
Q: Do students have to register for a co-op course to satisfy the signature experience through an internship?
A: No, they can satisfy the experience by submitting the Signature Experience Form and obtaining approval.
Q: How can we ensure that internships are closely related to a student’s field of study?
A: We will request students to provide offer letters and supervisor’s contact information. This information will be reviewed by the department chair and the AD of Undergraduate Programs.
Q: Where will students upload documentation related to the Signature Experience?
A: The Student Success Center is exploring several options, including RowdyLink, People Grove, and Handshake.
Q: Will the signature experience requirement impact graduation rates?
A:No, students who opt to satisfy the experience requirement through a designated INTERESTS course are highly encouraged to choose a course that allows them to simultaneously fulfill a core-curriculum requirement, a technical elective requirement within their program of study, or a certificate program requirement.
Q: Will the College Requirement override a school or department requirement?
A: No. Students can satisfy the College signature experience requirement by fulfilling the school or department requirement. Architecture and Interior Design students have an international studies requirement in their respective curricula that is fulfilled via programming in Urbino, Italy. Students in the Construction Science and Management program must complete a required internship before graduation.
Q: Will the Signature Experience requirement have any implications with ABET accreditation?
A: No. ABET accredits programs, not institutions or colleges. The college requirement should not have any implications with ABET.
Q: When will the signature experience requirement become effective?
A: The college requirement will be included in the 2022 catalog and be enforced starting in Fall 2022.
Q: Will Academic Advising remind students about the Signature Experience Requirement?
A:Yes, the requirement will be included in DegreeWorks and tracked by Advising.
Q: Will transfer students be required to satisfy the Signature Experience Requirement?
A:Yes, any students under the 2022 Catalog should satisfy the Signature Experience Requirement.
Q: Will waivers be granted?
A: Waivers will be granted only under exceptional circumstances and only considered a year before graduation. Students must submit a written request explaining the exceptional circumstance and include supporting documentation that demonstrates that the student is unable to complete the signature experience requirement before graduation.
Q: Will waivers granted to School’s or department’s signature experiences exempt students from the College signature experience?
A: Waivers to departments or school experiences will not exempt students from CEID’s signature experience requirement.