Actually, there are several grad courses on the books that can provide "variable" credit, ranging from 3 credits to 6 credits. I will identify those courses by Wednesday. But we can talk about instituting another one credit course.
----- Original Message -----
From: Ammon Shepherd <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Monday, March 16, 2009 9:36 am
Subject: Re: Grad Committee Meeting
> Yes, I have one.
> Currently, GMU states that a grad student must be enrolled in 4.5
> credits to be considered part-time. This is necessary to maintain
> part-time status as defined by the Feds as well, vital for those
> have student loans to pay back.
> The History Department only offers 3 credit and one 1 credit
> (the colloquium). So in order to maintain part-time status, a
> is forced to take two full courses, or find a 1 credit course in
> other graduate program.
> It would be helpful if colloquium was 1.5 credits, or the History
> department offered another 1 credit course (like a New Media
> colloquium - we do have one of the largest history and new media
> centers in the world, but no forum or such for the grad students
> discuss and learn???) or get GMU to change their policy to 4
> for part-time status.
> Ammon Shepherd
> (disgruntled part-time student with loans)
> On Mar 16, 2009, at 11:40 AM, Dick Harless wrote:
> > The Graduate Committee meets on Wednesday (3/18) at noon. If
> > has concerns or issues that need to be discussed please let me know.
> > Dick