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Selection of Degree Program

Major and/or Minor

Log in using your NetID (MySCSU) to select, replace or add a Degree Program or Minor. Please note- you cannot select both a Major and a Minor at the same time.

Irregular Schedule

A petition for irregular schedule is defined as a schedule in which a student is requesting to enroll in greater than 18 UG/15 GR credits, or registering for a graduate course as an undergraduate student for either graduate or  undergraduate credit. Students requesting to enroll in more than 18 UG/15 GR credits must have a GPA greater than or equal to 3.00 and be ready to pay additional monies.

Internship application

Instructions and procedures for the School of Arts & Sciences, internship credit are listed below. The Dean's Office will not accept handwritten forms and supporting documents.

  • The student and /or the faculty sponsor will enter all fields, including the Department selection in the drop-down lists, Description of Duties field and then will sign the internship form.
  •  The student must obtain the Agency Sponsor signature and the Dean’s signature.
  •  Once the internship is approved by the Dean’s Office the form will be sent to the Registrar Office where a CRN and section is created.
  •  The Registrar Office will email the student (using Southern email address only) and provide instructions.

-Please note it is the student’s responsibility to obtain the signatures from the faculty and agency sponsors, and the department chair.

Independent Study

Upper class students are eligible to apply for approval of independent study projects under guidance.  Freshmen and sophomores who believe they are eligible should confer with the appropriate department chairperson who will evaluate their eligibility. The form below is to be used for the Independent Study Application with or without a W .

Cooperative Education for Students

Cooperative Education gives students an opportunity to try out career options prior to graduation. Students gain valuable career-related experience while earning academic credit and money. After graduation, students usually find that their Co-op position makes them more attractive to prospective employers. In addition, they often receive higher salary offers than students without Co-op experience.

Late Course Withdrawals

Withdrawals after the ten-week period (please check the current semester's calendar for exact date) may be done with the consent of the instructor.  Late course withdrawals are to be viewed as exceptions to the general policy.  In a case where the instructor feels a late withdrawal is justified, the instructor should obtain fill out a Late Course Withdrawal Form available in the Registrar's Office.  Late Course Withdrawals cannot be submitted after the last scheduled class meeting.

Grade replacement

The university has enacted a new Grade Replacement Policy for all undergraduate students.

Grade Appeal

A grade shall be changed only with the consent of the instructor of the course and with the approval of the Provost or appropriate Dean except for cases which are specified in this document.

Writing Across the Curriculum

The purpose of WAC is to create a curricular structure and educational environment in which writing can be encountered as a tool of discovery across the curriculum for both faculty and students who participate in writing-intensive courses. By providing resources such as workshops for faculty on using effective writing techniques and offering tutoring and writing workshops for students, the program strives to increase the successful participation of everyone involved in writing-intensive courses. More.

GPA Calculator

This calculator has been designed to calculate the credits you need to improve your current Grade Point Average.

Students Traveling Off Campus

Students who are traveling off campus (with or without) School of Arts & Sciences faculty on university business (class field trip, conference, presentation of papers or research) are required  to enter and submit the Assumption of Risk form to the faculty associated with the travel or course. Should the student be traveling without a School of Arts & Sciences faculty a Travel Authorization form must also be submitted.

Assumption of risk

This form is for students who may be involved with any and all risks that may arise from or in connection with this activity. In addition, do agree and warrant to release and hold harmless the State of Connecticut, Board of Trustees of the Connecticut State University and/or Southern Connecticut State University, its agents and employees, from any and all liability, claims,demands, actions and causes of action whatsoever, arising out of or related to any loss, damage or injury resulting from my voluntary participation in this activity.

Working Alone in a Laboratory/Studio/Workshop

Faculty are responsible for making sure all staff and students working in their area(s) have the proper safety training to help minimize injury, loss of research materials and/or property damage in accordance with the Educational Laboratory Policy Statement. Faculty are responsible for clearly describing and documenting what materials or activities are restricted when working alone . Examples of this may include working with a high hazard or reactive chemical, using power tools or running a laser. 

Academic Conduct

Academic honesty is a fundamental requirement in higher education. Ethical behavior is expected of all members of the University community. Faculty members and students are responsible for knowing this definition upon which all claims of  academic misconduct and defenses thereto shall be based. Graduate students also are responsible for additional expectations pertinent to graduate study, research and writing for publication, as officially defined by the University.

Instructions and procedures for the School of Arts & Sciences, internship credit.

  1. The student and /or the faculty sponsor will enter all fields, including the Description of Duties field and then will sign the internship form.
  2. The student must obtain the Agency Sponsor signature and the Dean’s signature.
  3. Once the internship is approved by the Dean’s Office the form will be sent to the Registrar Office where a CRN and section is created.
  4. The Registrar Office will email the student (using Southern email address only) and provide instructions.

-Please note it is the student’s responsibility to obtain the signatures from the faculty and agency sponsors and the department chair.

Arts & Sciences Leadership Calendar

The Arts & Sciences Leadership Calendar has been created to be an efficient organizing tool for you.  It contains handy information for the Promotion & Tenure, and the Renewal calendars, the Registrar's Office's production schedule and registration dates, the submission of grades, and important meetings such as the A&S Chairpersons' meetings. The Leadership Calendar will be updated regularly to provide you the most useful information possible in a timely fashion.

Department Chairs'/ program directors' contact & Meeting listing

Research/Creative Activity Reassigned time

Research and Creative Activity Reassigned Time awards are an important part of fulfilling our mission to support our school's active and productive teacher/scholars.  These RCART awards are open to all full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty.

Humanities and Social Science Scholarship Forum: First Thursdays

First Thursdays: An interdisciplinary forum for Southern faculty in the arts, humanities, and social sciences to present and discuss new scholarship, with special emphasis on emerging topics, methodologies, and areas of research in the 21st century.
All faculty are encouraged and welcome to attend.

Selection of Degree Program

Major and/or Minor

Log in using your NetID (MySCSU) to select, replace or add a Degree Program or Minor. Please note- you cannot select both a Major and a Minor at the same time.

Internship application

Instructions and procedures for the School of Arts & Sciences, internship credit are listed below. The Dean's Office will not accept handwritten forms and supporting documents.

  • The student and /or the faculty sponsor will enter all fields, including the Department selection in the drop-down lists, Description of Duties field and then will sign the internship form.
  •  The student must obtain the Agency Sponsor signature and the Dean’s signature.
  •  Once the internship is approved by the Dean’s Office the form will be sent to the Registrar Office where a CRN and section is created.
  •  The Registrar Office will email the student (using Southern email address only) and provide instructions.

-Please note it is the student’s responsibility to obtain the signatures from the faculty and agency sponsors, and the department chair.

Independent Study

Upper class students are eligible to apply for approval of independent study projects under guidance. Freshmen and sophomores who believe they are eligible should confer with the appropriate department chairperson who will evaluate their eligibility. The form below is to be used for the Independent Study Application with or without a W .

Writing Across the Curriculum

The purpose of WAC is to create a curricular structure and educational environment in which writing can be encountered as a tool of discovery across the curriculum for both faculty and students who participate in writing-intensive courses. By providing resources such as workshops for faculty on using effective writing techniques and offering tutoring and writing workshops for students, the program strives to increase the successful participation of everyone involved in writing-intensive courses. More.

Working Alone in a Laboratory/Studio/Workshop

Faculty are responsible for making sure all staff and students working in their area (s) have the proper safety training to help minimize injury, loss of research materials and/or property damage in accordance with the Educational Laboratory Policy Statement. Faculty are responsible for clearly describing and documenting what materials or activities are restricted when working alone . Examples of this may include working with a high hazard or reactive chemical, using power tools or running a laser. 

Academic Conduct

Academic honesty is a fundamental requirement in higher education. Ethical behavior is expected of
all members of the University community. Faculty members and students are responsible for knowing this definition upon which all claims of  academic misconduct and defenses thereto shall be based. Graduate students also are responsible for additional expectations pertinent to graduate study, research and writing for publication, as
officially defined by the University.

Grade Appeal

A grade shall be changed only with the consent of the instructor of the course and with the approval of the Provost or appropriate Dean except for cases which are specified in this document.

Electronic Grade Change Submission

Submit Grade Changes Electronically via Banner Web/Faculty Services. Please read below for more information.

Human Resource Documents

Annual Report Submission Information 2017

Annual reports are due in the A&S Dean’s office on/before Friday, July 8th, 2016.  ARs should be submitted electronically as a WORD document with a separate EXCEL spreadsheet for equipment requests. Do not send hard copies. Please send reports directly to the Dean and cc Cynthia. 

Financial Aid Compliance for Student and New Program Success

On Thursday, April 14th the Provost Office and the AVP for Enrollment Management held a University-Wide Forum to address the “reporting of students do not attend the University as of the third week” as well as other issues about student attendance related to Satisfactory Academic Progress. Below is the Power Point presented at the Forum which offers essential information about this very important issue.

New Cisco 8841 telephones

The link below will provide a quick reference

State In-Service Training Program

In-Service Training/Department of Administrative Services
The State In-Service Training Program provides high-quality, diverse training opportunities to all Connecticut state employees through a partnership of the Department of Administrative Services and the Community College System.
State of Connecticut employees who wish to attend In-Service Training Program classes must contact their agency's Training Approval Officer for more information about internal policies and procedures on In-Service enrollment.
With the In-Service catalog, our goal is to provide high-quality, cost effective training to Connecticut's most valuable resource - its workforce!

Travel Procedures and Supporting Documentation

While traveling on university business there are a few things you should know. Any Travel Authorization submitted without proper documentation will be returned to the traveler. Travel Authorizations must be submitted to the Dean's Office, School of Arts & Sciences no later than  four  weeks prior to travel after being signed by the traveler and supervisor, and all budget authorities (SPAR and Faculty Development to name a couple). If you will be late please use the Policy Exception form(This must be signed by the travler's supervisor). If you are using your own vehicle you must submit your Automobile Insurance Declaration Page (not insurance card) along with the MapQuest, Google Maps, or equivalent web site to verify mileage.

For information on student traveling off campus (with or without) faculty on university business please scroll down. Look for the heading: Students Traveling Off Campus.

TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION - SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION- Page 2

Copies of all relevant documentation must be attached to the Travel Authorization as substantiating information to the travel expenses requested. This includes copies of the conference bulletin or announcement showing the name, location and inclusive dates of the conference, registration fee, and conference hotel fee schedule, (if applicable).

FORMS and MANUALS

CODES

284010 Full Time Faculty AAUP Funded ORG
284000 Part Time Faculty AAUP Funded ORG
732100 Travel In State ACCT
732105 Travel Out of State ACCT
732110 Travel International ACCT

Policy Exception Form

This form is usually used  when submitting Employee Reimbursement (CO17XP) forms late. This can be entered online. However, it must be printed and signed by the appropriate employees.

Under Required Signatures:The employee would be the traveler and the Approved by: line would be signed by the traveler's supervisor.

Students Traveling Off Campus

Students who are traveling off campus on university business (class field trip, conference, presentation of papers or research, etc.) are required to submit an Assumption of Risk form. This form must be filed if students are traveling alone or accompanied by an Arts & Sciences faculty member. If traveling with faculty, the form should be completed by the student and given to the faculty member who should attach the forms to the Travel Authorization.  Should the student be traveling for academically related University business without faculty member, a Travel Authorization and Assumption of Risk forms must be submitted to the Office of the Dean, School of Arts & Sciences, Engleman Hall, A112.

Also required attached to the Travel Authorization is a roster with the student names and SCSU student identification numbers.

Assumption of Risk forms

This form is for students who may be involved with any and all risks that may arise from or in connection with an activity such as travel. In addition, do agree and warrant to release and hold harmless the State of Connecticut, Board of Trustees of the Connecticut State University and/or Southern Connecticut State University, its agents and employees, from any and all liability, claims,demands, actions and causes of action whatsoever, arising out of or related to any loss, damage or injury resulting from my voluntary participation in this activity.