Policy on Changes in Majors

Students are not permitted to change majors after they have earned 90 units, unless the new major can be completed in less than 140 total units. Students changing majors after having earned 90 units are required to complete a new major contract before completing additional units beyond 90.

Students who choose to change majors and cannot complete the required courses in less than 140 units may submit a request for an exception to the department chair and dean.
PASSED – April 27, 2010 – Academic Senate
APPROVED – May 10, 2010 – President Richmond

Revised Final Evaluation Week Policy

At the request of the Academic Senate, and the endorsement of the President, approval has been granted to officially replace the current Final Evaluation Week Policy (2002) with a revised Final Evaluation Week Policy (#10-08/09-EP). The primary purpose of revising the policy is to bring it in line with the new syllabus policy and remove various logical inconsistencies in the old policy. The revised policy shall be printed in the Schedule of Classes, be added to the Faculty Handbook, and it will be the responsibility of the Office of Academic Affairs to disseminate remin

Policy on Independent Academic Work (IAW) Courses Numbering and Naming

This policy covers Independent & Directed Study and Senior/Master’s Thesis & Project courses in which the vast majority of learning will be the responsibility of the individual to seek out and acquire knowledge. The following course numbers are appropriate for these S-class courses: 

199, 299, 399, 499, 599, 699, 799 Baccalaureate/Master’s Directed/Independent Study

490/690 Senior/Master’s thesis

492/692 Senior/Master’s Project