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St. Bonaventure University professors may teach tutorial courses to students only under exceptional circumstances.
Before any tutorial course is approved it must be shown that the course is being taught not for the convenience of a student, but due to some unforeseen scheduling difficulty or other error made by the university, which will prevent a student from graduating on time
Tutorial courses should never take the place of regularly scheduled courses taught during the fall or spring semesters. They should only be used for courses that are infrequently scheduled, yet required.
A student must obtain the permission of an instructor who is willing to teach the course, the Department Chair, the Dean, and the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The student’s petition must clearly show the necessity for him/her to take this course in order to graduate on time.
Professors teaching a tutorial course will be reminded that they must meet with the student for the amount of time required by the New York State Educational regulations. Tutorial courses are not individual project courses and should not be confused with individual study courses.
Students taking tutorial courses shall pay for them as they pay for any other course at the university.
The faculty member will be paid a $500 stipend for a tutorial course. The tutor may not receive any additional monies from the student or any gift from a student, except a token “thank you” remembrance.