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2022-2023 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 SUNY Potsdam Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tutorial Study

Contact Persons:

Arts and Sciences Dean, 106 Dunn, (315) 267-2231;
Crane School of Music Dean, C218 Bishop, (315) 267-2812;
Education and Professional Studies Dean, 115 Satterlee, (315) 267-2515

Students may undertake tutorial study to investigate areas for which there is not sufficient demand to warrant a regular course offering, to pursue research interests that cannot be met by an existing advanced course or to undertake interdisciplinary investigation under two or more instructors where existing courses do not provide such opportunities.

Tutorials must be carefully planned in advance with a tutor. The planned work should be described on the Proposal for a Tutorial form. The form, together with the Tutorial Study Registration Form, should be submitted for approval to the chair of the department offering the tutorial. Both forms are then submitted to the dean of the appropriate School. If the proposal is accepted, the dean forwards the registration form to the Registrar’s Office.

Undergraduate tutorials carrying liberal arts credit are designated 198, 298, 398 or 498. Those carrying non-liberal arts credit are designated 197, 297, 397 or 497. The assignment of liberal or non-liberal arts credit is the responsibility of the deans.

Tutorials are limited to a maximum of four credit hours. Students may register for only one tutorial in a given department per semester, and for only two tutorials per semester in total. To ensure adequate time for proper review of tutorial proposals, both proposals and registration forms should be submitted to the dean in a finished state before the end of the semester preceding the proposed tutorial study. If the proposal is submitted after the end of the preceding semester, it should be accompanied by a written appeal explaining the need for the tutorial. It is the responsibility of the student to ascertain that the tutorial has been approved.