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Policy Statement Concerning Graduate Catalog Contents
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Postage paid at Pocatello, Idaho. The Idaho State University Graduate Studies Catalog is published annually in the spring, and copies are available through the Office of Graduate Studies, Campus Box 8075, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho 83209.
President Richard L. Bowen, Ph.D. Vice President for Academic Affairs Jonathan N. Lawson, Ph.D. Vice President for Financial Services Robert W. Pearce, Ed.D. Dean of Research Edwin W. House, Ph.D. Dean of Graduate Studies Paul D. Tate, Ph.D. Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Victor S. Hjelm, Ph.D. Dean of the College of Business William Stratton, Ph.D. Dean of the College of Education Larry B. Harris, Ph.D. Dean of the College of Engineering Jay F.Kunze, Ph.D. Dean of the College of Health Professions Linda C. Hatzenbuehler, Ph.D. Dean of the College of Pharmacy Barbara G. Wells, Pharm.D. Dean of the School of Applied Technology Raynae J. Marsh, Ph.D. Interim Dean of Student Affairs Ernest C. Naftzger University Librarian Kay A. Flowers
Area Name/Department Box Number Phone
Arts and Sciences Humanities/Fine Arts Dr. Brian Attebery 8056 236-2742 (Dept. of English & Philosophy) Natural Sciences Dr. Ken Rodnick 8007 236-3790 (Dept. of Biological Sciences) Social Sciences Dr. Mark McBeth 8073 236-2740 (Dept. of Political Science) Business Dr. Kregg Aytes 8020 236-3357 (College of Business) Education Dr. Robert Croker 8059 236-2884 (Dept. of Human Resource Training and Development) Engineering Dr. Subbaram Naidu 8060 236-2307 (College of Engineering) Health Professions Dr. Thayne Smedley 8116 236-2190 (Dept. of Speech Pathology and Audiology) Pharmacy Dr. Anna Ratka 8334 236-3322 (Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences) At-Large Dr. Richard Sagness 8059 236-4950 (College of Education) Graduate Student Representative(s) Rose Larson/Vijay Joish 8075 236-2150
Program Degree Chair Box Number Phone
Anthropology M.A., M.S. Dr. Teri Hall 8005 236-2629 Art M.F.A. Professor Gail Dial 8004 236-2361 Biological Sciences M.S. in Biology (Botany, Zoology) Dr. Rod Seeley 8007 236-3765 M.S. in Microbiology M.N.S. in Biology D.A. in Biology Ph.D. in Biology (Botany, Microbiology, Zoology) Chemistry B.S./M.S., M.N.S. Dr. Dennis Strommen 8023 236-4444 Communication and Theatre M.A. in Speech Communication Dr. Bruce Loebs 8115 236-3695 M.A. in Speech Communication with emphasis in Organizational Communication M.A. in Theatre English M.A., D.A. Dr. John L. Kijinski 8056 236-247 Geology M.S., M.N.S. Dr. David W. Rodgers 8072 236-3365 M.S. with Environmental Geoscience Emphasis Mathematics M.S., M.N.S., D.A. Dr. Larry Ford 8085 236-3350 Physics M.S. Dr. John Knox 8106 236-2350 M.S with Health Physics Emphasis M.N.S. Political Science M.A., M.P.A., D.A. Dr. Richard Foster 8073 236-2211 Psychology M.S.(General Experimental Dr. Victor Joe 8112 236-2462 Psychology) M.S./Ph.D.(Clinical Psychology) Sociology M.A. Dr. Donald Pierson 8114 236-2170College of Business
Business Administration M.B.A. Dr. Robert Picard, 8020 236-2504 M.B.A. Program Director (Idaho Falls Coordinator: Michael Anderson, University Place, 1776 Science Center Drive, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402, (208) 535-7802)College of Education
Education M.Ed.(Educational Administration emph) Dr. Gene Davis 8059 236-3202 M.Ed.(Curriculum and Instruction emph) Dr. Peter Denner 8059 236-4230 M.Ed.(Literacy emphasis) Dr.Robert Pehrsson 8059 236-3422 M.Ed. in Child and Family Studies Dr. Steven Daley 8059 236-4559 Ed.S. Certificate Dr. T. C. Mattocks 8059 236-3352 Ed.D. in Educational Leadership Dr. Gene Davis 8059 236-3202 (Educational Administration, Higher Education Administration, Educational Technology,Educational Training and Development emphasis areas)
Human Resource Training M.Ed. in Human Resource Training Dr. John Bobell 8059 236-3509 and Development and Development Sports Science, Physical M.P.E. in Athletic Administration Dr. Mike Lester 8105 236-2656 Education and Dance School Psychology M.Ed. in Human Exceptionality Dr. Gerald Spadafore 8059 236-4149 (School Psychological Examiner emphasis area) Ed.S. (School Psychology) Dr. Gerald Spadafore 8059 236-4149 Special Education M.Ed. in Human Exceptionality Dr. Carol M. Stenson 8059 236-4149 (Special Education emphasis area) Ed.S. (Special Education) Dr. Carol M. Stenson 8059 236-4149College of Engineering
Engineering M.S. (Measurement and Control, Dr. Jay Kunze, Dean 8060 236-290 Engineering, Nuclear Science and Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Hazardous Waste Management emphasis areas) Ph.D. in Engineering and Applied ScienceCollege of Health Professions
Audiology M.S. Dr. David Sorensen 8116 236-4196 Counseling M.Coun. (Mental Health Dr.Virginia B. Allen 8120 236-315 Counseling, School Counseling, Student Affairs and College Counseling) Ed.S. (Counseling) Ph.D. (Counselor Education and Counseling) Deaf Education M.S. Dr. David Sorensen 8116 236-4196 Family Centered Practice Dr. Virginia B.Allen 8120 236-3156 Certificate Health and M.H.E., M.P.H. Dr. James Girvan 8109 236-2729 Nutrition Sciences Nursing M.S. Dr. Pamela Clarke 8101 236-2185 Occupational Therapy M.O.T. Dr. Alex Urfer 8002 236-4095 Physical Therapy M.P.T. Dr. Alex Urfer 8002 236-4095 Speech-Language Pathology M.S. Dr. David Sorensen 8116 236-4196College of Pharmacy
Pharm.D (See General University Bulletin for description ) Pharmaceutical Sciences M.S. in Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical Dr. Christopher Daniels 8334 236-2682 Chemistry, Pharmacognosy, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutics majors) Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Biopharmaceutics, Biopharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacology emphasis areas) Pharmacy Practice and M.S. in Pharmacy (Pharmacy Dr. Vaughn Culbertson 8333 236-2586 Administrative Sciences Administration emphasis) Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Pharmacy Administration emphasis)Interdisciplinary Programs
Waste Management and Environmental Science M.S. Dr. Edwin House 8130 236-2174 Natural Science M.N.S. (Biological See Chairpeople listed above Sciences, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics) Other M.A., M.Ed., M.S. Dr. Paul Tate 8075 236-2150 (Any two departments)
Family Practice Residency Program: Program Director, Campus Box 8357, Pocatello, ID 83209; (208) 236-4508Idaho Falls Graduate Programs: Coordinator of University Programs, 1776 Science Center Drive, Idaho Falls, Idaho, 83402, (208) 535-7800, for information concerning these programs.
Procedure Under Direction of Date
Application Office of Graduate Studies No later than May 1 for summer session enrollment, July 1 for fall semester enrollment, and December 1 for spring semester enroll- ment or the following Monday should these dates fall on a weekend.
Selection of an Advisor Department Chair Varies by program
Selection of a Committee Advisor Varies by program
Preliminary Examinations Department Chair or Advisor Not required by some programs
Final Program of Study/ Advisor, Department Chair, Dean During semester immediately preceding semester of Admission to Candidacy of Graduate Studies intended date of graduation. Classified Status Only.
Comprehensive Advisor or Department Chair Varies by program Examinations
Thesis or Dissertation Student and Advisor Not later than 2 weeks prior to oral defense Draft to Committee
Thesis or Dissertation Advisor, Committee, and Not later than 2 weeks prior to Defense Dean of Graduate Studies end of final semester
Oral Examination Advisor, Committee, and Not later than 2 weeks prior to (Non-Thesis) Dean of Graduate Studies end of final semester
Application for Graduation Office of Graduate Studies Within two weeks of beginning of final semester; for summer graduation, June 1
Payment of $20 Application Office of Registration/Records By the end of final semester for Graduation Diploma Fee
Submission of Final Thesis Dean of Graduate Studies Within 2 weeks following oral examination or Dissertation Copies
The Application Procedure
Application forms must be completed and returned to the Office of Graduate Studies no later than May 1st for summer session enrollment, July 1st for fall semester enrollment, and December 1st for spring semester enrollment, or the following Monday should these dates fall on a weekend. Please note that some programs have earlier deadlines than those listed; please contact the program chair for specifics.
Notification of Admission
Applicants who have been accepted into Graduate Studies will receive a notification letter and a copy of the Approval for Admission form from the Office of Graduate Studies. Those who have not been admitted will receive a letter from the Office of Graduate Studies or from the department/college to which the student made application.
Admission to Graduate Studies allows a student to enroll in graduate courses in the specified department and college. It does not imply admission to courses in other departments. Only those admitted as degree-seeking students may assume that they are permitted to seek an advanced degree in the discipline/department which approved the admission. Non-degree-seeking students who are admitted are permitted to take courses in the department which admitted them, but this does not imply they will later be approved for admission as a degree-seeking student.
Re-Enrollment or Re-Admission of Graduate Students
Graduate students who have been admitted to Graduate Studies may enroll for graduate or undergraduate classes by pre-registration or registration without further application activity if they enroll within two years from the beginning of the term for which the applicant was accepted. In general, admission to Graduate Studies is valid for two years and a student is not required to reapply for admission within the two year period. Therefore, students who were not enrolled in the previous term may register for the current term. However, some departments may have more restrictive requirements and admission may be valid for only a particular semester or year. Students should contact departments to determine these more restrictive requirements.
If a graduate student has been inactive for five years or must reapply, the student must meet the degree requirements of the current graduate catalog at time of admission.
Graduate students who fail to enroll during the two year period or more restrictive period of the department must reapply for admission. Graduate students who fail to enroll for two years after an initial enrollment are dropped from admission to Graduate Studies and are required to submit a completed application form. Students who were previously admitted to Graduate Studies are required to pay the application fee if they fail to enroll for over fiveyears.
All applicants who have received notice of admission into Graduate Studies may pre-register during the appropriate pre-registration periods or during the regular registration times prior to each semester or summer session. Telephone registration is also available to officially admitted students. Instructions for phone registration is available in each semester's class schedule, available from the Office of Registration and Records (208) 236-2661. To expedite completion of the registration procedure, all recipients of graduate teaching assistantships, graduate fellowships, and/or scholarships to be applied toward tuition and fees should pre-register if at all possible.
Any graduate student receiving a grade of C+ or below in two graduate courses during his or her program, or whose GPA falls below 3.0, will be automatically blocked from registering for additional courses. For the block to be removed, the student's department or college must communicate to the Office of Graduate Studies in writing its wish to allow the student to continue in the program. Please note that some programs vary in their restrictions with regard to this policy; contact your program chair for specifics.
Registration without Permission
Students who register for graduate courses in violation of any restriction printed in the Graduate Catalog or written on their Approval for Admission form, or who register for graduate courses after receiving a letter of dismissal from the department or college that admitted them, will be dropped from the graduate course(s) as soon as the violation is discovered.
Graduates of accredited institutions who have earned grade point averages of 3.0 or higher for all upper division credits taken at the undergraduate level, regardless of the institution at which the credits were earned, are eligible to be admitted as regular degree-seeking students in masters programs and are given the classification of Classified student upon submission of official GRE scores. Doctoral students must meet individual department GPA requirements; please see department sections of this catalog for complete information. In the case of those students who have not completed the baccalaureate degree, the grade point average shall be recalculated on all upper division credits once the bachelor's degree is completed. Students who achieve at least the 35th percentile in one of the aptitude sections (Verbal, Quantitative, Analytical) may be eligible for this classification if the earned grade point average for all upper division credits taken at the undergraduate level is 2.0 or higher. However, many departments have more restrictive requirements than these for this classification. The College of Business requires the GMAT. The Department ofCounseling and the College of Education accept the MAT in lieu of the GRE. Please see the department sections for this information.
A department/college may, at its discretion, admit students in a degree program on a trial basis as Conditional students to ascertain their ability to do graduate work within a particular curriculum. Conditional students are those who do not have acceptable undergraduate grade point averages and/or GRE (GMAT in the College of Business, or MAT in the Department of Counseling and College of Education) scores for admission to the university.
Conditional status also may be used by a department for students whose credentials do not meet specific departmental requirements. Conditional students must adhere to regulations established by the Graduate Council. The following criteria must be met by the student before the Conditional status can be changed to Classified:
Upon completion of the above two criteria, arequest to change the student's status toClassified may be submitted to the Dean ofGraduate Studies. The following steps must be followed to accomplish this change:
Departments/colleges may request that students be shifted to Classified status by written request. Not all departments/colleges exercise this option, and departments may have regulations in addition to those listed above. Students seeking admission as Conditional students should contact particular departments for advice on admission and registration. If a student admitted to Conditional status fails to meet the conditions for admission stated on the Approval for Admission form, the student will be dismissed from the program.
Applicants holding a bachelor's degree who desire to take courses for graduate credit for personal or professional enrichment but who do not want to pursue a graduate degree are eligible to apply for admission as Unclassified (non-degree-seeking) students. There is no assurance that courses taken under Unclassified status may be used later to satisfy degree requirements. Courses may be taken only in those departments that have approved a student's Unclassified admission. If the student wishes to pursue a graduate degree within the university, the student must (1) notify in writing the department/college of his/her intention to seek admission as a Classified student and (2) apply for change of student status in the Office of Graduate Studies. The student must also meet application and admission requirements of degree-seeking students described previously or below. At the option of the departments, students may petition the Dean of Graduate Studies to transfer course work taken while under Unclassified status to a degree program. The total number of such credits transferred shall not be more than 30% of the credits of the program of work required of each student for the degree. International students do not qualify for Unclassified status.
Admission Requirements For Degree-Seeking Students
Degree-seeking students must meet the following requirements:
Admission Requirements For Non-Degree-Seeking Students
Non-degree-seeking students who apply for admission must meet the following conditions:
The Office of Graduate Studies recognizes the need for individuals in
their particular occupations to improve their professional capabilities
by taking particular courses which would provide that service. Many of
these students, particularly public school teachers, are best served if
these courses are offered for graduate credit. In some cases the courses
are workshops or short courses which can be taken in a short time period.
These types of courses are "advanced" with respect to the students who
enroll but are not courses which a particular discipline offers to a student
with the goal of earning an advanced degree. Therefore, professional development
courses are offered by many departments to meet the perceived need and
are treated differently in the following respects:
Admission of International Students
Applications for admission to graduate studies will not be processed in the Office of Graduate Studies until cleared by the International Admissions Clerk in the Office of Admissions. Applications will not be processed until the application fee has been received.
In addition to the admission requirements listed previously, international students must meet the following conditions:
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the International Admissions Clerk at (208)236-2314, or FAX number (208) 236-4231.
Admission of Last-Semester Seniors
Seniors in residence at ISU, with permission of the Office of Graduate Studies, may register for no more than six graduate credits during the semester or summer session in which they will complete the work for a bachelor's degree at ISU. This option is reserved for outstanding seniors who are seriously considering attending ISU for graduate studies. The option must be approved not only by the Office of Graduate Studies but also by the student's advisor, the department chairperson, and the course instructor. ONLY COURSES NUMBERED 500-599 MAY BE TAKEN WITH THIS OPTION. If a senior admitted to graduate study under this provision fails to complete graduate requirements for a bachelor's degree, all graduate credits earned revert to undergraduate credit. The student's load, including both graduate and undergraduate credit, may not exceed 16 credits or nine credits in the case of summer school. A senior selecting this option must file an Application for Admission with the Office of Graduate Studies when he/she requests permission to take graduate level courses. Application deadlines for admission of last-semester seniors are the same as those for degree-seeking graduate students.
Courses numbered 600 and 700 are for students admitted into Graduate Studies only. Other courses for which graduate credit may be obtained are indicated with "g" designations in the Undergraduate Catalog and the Graduate Catalog. Courses with "g" designations are shown on registration forms and transcripts as 500-level courses (e.g. EDUC g483 becomes EDUC 583.) Extra work is required of graduate students enrolled in "g" courses. Whether these or other courses may be applied toward requirements for a graduate degree is determined by the department offering the degree. Credit by examination (course challenge) is not permitted in graduate programs.
Activities Instructors May Require to Meet the "Additional Work" Requirement to Receive Graduate Credit in Those Courses Offered as g300 andg400:
The Graduate Council expects instructors to require specific work to be done in a graduate level course to justify graduate credit being given. This is particularly true for courses which may be used to count toward a degree. In those courses designated at the g300 or g400 level, for students to receive graduate credit (500 level courses) specific and evaluated activities and performances must be identified. Listed below are a suggested list of activities which an instructor may use to meet this requirement.
For a master's degree, a minimum of 30 credits in approved course work, including thesis credits if required, must be completed. Except in the cases of the M.N.S. and M.P.A. degrees, a master's degree student must complete at least 15 credits in 600-level courses. Credit requirements for doctoral degrees vary by program.
A credit hour in graduate courses requires:
Students who, because of exceptional circumstances, want to take more than the maximum number of credits, must request permission in person from the Dean of Graduate Studies. They must also have support in writing from the graduate program director or chairperson of their department.
Thesis or dissertation credits are not awarded to the student until after completion and final approval by the examining committee. At this time, the advisor reports a grade of S or U for all previous thesis registrations. The student may register for thesis credits any semester she/he is enrolled as a degree-seeking student, subject to the approval of the department chair or program director, but the letters IP (in progress) are recorded on the transcript in place of a grade for all such registrants until final approval is obtained. The student who wishes to continue work on thesis credits shown on earlier registrations without registration is free to do so.
Workshop and Special Course Credits
A maximum of four credits earned in workshops may be applied toward a degree. A workshop is defined as a short course that does not exceed one week. Workshops and special courses taken under the 597 number may not be applied toward a degree.
A 3.0 GPA for the courses listed on the program of study is required for any graduate degree or certification at Idaho State University. A grade of C+ or lower is essentially failing at the graduate level. However, some departments may accept a C+ grade in one or two courses as long as the minimum overall 3.0 GPA is maintained. C+ or lower grades may cause departments/colleges to dismiss students from a graduate degree program. (See section entitled Restricted Registration) NOTE: Due to Grading changes approved during the 1998-1999, any restrictions or requirements in this catalog referring to a grade of C also include a C+ grade.
All thesis and dissertation credits and some research courses are graded on a satisfactory (S) or unsatisfactory (U) basis. Departments/colleges may grade additional graduate courses with the S/U system with approval of the Graduate Council. IP (in progress) grades may be given for those students who have initiated but not completed their thesis, dissertation, or research work. No graduate courses will be offered on a Pass/No Pass (P/NP) basis.
Students may repeat a course in which they received a grade lower than an A. In such cases, the last grade received shall be the grade of record.
An Incomplete grade may be awarded at midterm or semester end. At midterm, an Incomplete indicates the student, through illness or other excusable absence, has missed so much work the instructor cannot assign a regular grade. An Incomplete grade at midterm is not a final grade. An Incomplete grade may, at the option of the instructor, be given at the end of the semester only when a student has satisfactory performance within three weeks of the end-of-semester examination period. Incomplete work must be completed within one (1) calendar year from the date such grade is given.
A change of grade form must be submitted by the faculty member or the Incomplete will become permanent. The instructor must submit a Course Completion Contract along with the grade report for that class. The Course Completion Contract must be signed by the student and the instructor stipulating the assignment(s) required to finish the course within the allowable time period. A copy of the Contract is to be given to the student, a copy retained by the instructor, and the original copy attached to the course grade report and sent to the Registrar's Office.
In extreme circumstances only will a student be allowed an extension of time beyond one calendar year for removal of an Incomplete. An "Extension of Time for Removal of Incomplete" card must be completed and filed with the Registrar's Office within the one calendar year period for this extension to be official.
To receive credit for a course in which an Incomplete grade has become a permanent grade, the entire course must be repeated.
Petitions to deviate from this policy will not beallowed.
All credits must be earned on the Idaho State University campus except in the following instances: (1) In all degree programs a total of nine semester credits may be transferred from an accredited institution. Transfer of residence credits from an accredited institution is acceptable only if the courses were taken as resident credits at that institution and are specifically approved by the Office of Graduate Studies and the academic department of ISU when the final program of study is submitted; (2) Extension credits earned through ISU but taught by instructors other than approved faculty of ISU are treated as transfer credits. Official transcripts to be used for transfer of credits in a degree program must be received before application for a degree will be approved.
Transfer of Credits from Unclassified to Classified Status. Students may petition the Dean of Graduate Studies to transfer course work taken while under Unclassified status to a degree program. The total number shall not be more than 30% of the credits of the program of work required of each student for the degree.
Transfer of Credits from One Program to Another. There are no limits to the number of credits which may be applied toward a master's degree program which were originally awarded in a different degree program if a) the student was not awarded a degree in the original program and b) the department approves the transfer of such credits and the courses taken meet the requirements for the degree approved by the Graduate Council. There are no limitations with respect to electives which exceed the requirement for the degree.
Departments and/or colleges may allow students to apply up to nine semester credit hours earned at ISU to two master's degrees.
Departments may accept credits by transfer in toto or in part from a master's degree earned at ISU or at another institution regardless of age of the courses. See section on Time Limits for further discussion of this policy.
All credits which are to be applied to an advanced degree must be earned as resident credits or accepted for transfer as described in the Transfer of Credits section. Resident credits are those earned on the Idaho State University campus except in the following instances: (1) With the approval of the department and college offering the degree, graduate credits earned in the Boise Cooperative Graduate Center, Twin Falls Graduate Center, or Idaho Falls Graduate Center are considered resident credits and may be applied toward an advanced degree. (2) Extension courses approved by the Graduate Council and taught solely by approved faculty of ISU may be, with departmental approval, accepted as resident credit, but only when normal instruction does not demand special facilities available only on campus. A maximum of 15 credits earned under these circumstances may be applied toward a degree.
No credit obtained by correspondence may be counted toward a graduate degree at ISU.
All requirements for a master's degree or educational specialist degree must be completed within eight years preceding the student's graduation. An extension of time may be obtained for good cause with the approval of the Graduate Council (file petition through the Office of Graduate Studies).
The comprehensive examination is the method of assessing whether the student has attained sufficient knowledge of the discipline and supporting fields in order to undertake the independent research or practice. It is expected that the examination will occur after all course work has been completed and language or other requirements satisfied, and it consists of a series of examinations covering all areas specified in the plan of study.
Because the comprehensive examination attests to the academic competence of the student who is about to become an independent researcher or practitioner, the examination should not precede the degree by too long a period of time. Consequently, doctoral candidates are allowed no more than five years in which to complete remaining degree requirements. In the event a student fails to complete the doctorate within five years after passing the comprehensive examination, an extension of time can be obtained only by: a) The student getting a specified set of requirements from the student's committee which states in writing what must be done to make the candidate up-to-date in the discipline. These new requirements for obtaining an extension may include the necessity to repeat parts or all of the comprehensive examination; b) The student must then submit a petition to the Graduate Council for the extension and provide the written documents showing the additional requirements established by the student's committee justifying the requested extension.
All credits applied to a master's degree or to an educational specialist degree must have been taken within eight years immediately prior to granting of the degree unless it can be shown that the course work taken more than eight years earlier covers material which has not changed substantially during the intervening time or that the student has been able to remain current in the topics covered in the course. Evidence that the older course work is still appropriate must be approved by the department chairman. A petition requesting an exception to the eight-year limitation must be submitted by the student to the Graduate Council for approval. The letter of approval from the department chairman should identify the reasons why the older course work is still appropriate and be submitted with the petition to the Graduate Council.
Usually, when a student is admitted to graduate study, a temporary advisor is assigned. In some cases, the department chairperson or graduate program director serves in this capacity for all incoming graduate students. The student, following departmental procedures and regulations, then selects a permanent advisor who will be responsible for helping the student to finalize the program of study.
For most degree options, a second member is selected from the student's department to serve on the examining committee with final approval by the Dean of Graduate Studies. (In some programs of study, more than one departmental faculty member, in addition to the advisor, serves on the examining committee.) A third member of the examining committee, called the Graduate Faculty Representative (GFR) is appointed by the Dean of Graduate Studies from outside the student's department. The GFR must be a member of the Graduate Faculty and may not be selected from a separate discipline within a yoked department. The GFR is the representative of the Office of Graduate Studies on the examining committee and is responsible for reporting the results of graduate examinations to the Dean of Graduate Studies. The Office of Graduate Studies welcomes suggestions from the student regarding candidates for the GFR.
Conflict of Interest of Graduate Faculty
Faculty are expected to exclude themselves from evaluation of graduate students with regard to whom impartiality may be jeopardized by considerations that are not academic. Such considerations may include, but are not limited to, membership in the same household or close familial relationships.
Procedure for Changing a Major Advisor
When a graduate student seeks a change in his/her major advisor, the following procedure must be followed:
A final program of study must be submitted to and approved by the Office of Graduate Studies during the semester immediately preceding the semester in which they intend to graduate. The final Program of Study form will list all requirements that must be completed in order to receive the degree or certificate.
If the requirements for the degree or certificate being sought change during a student's program, the student is entitled to follow those requirements in effect at the time of admission, or the student may elect to follow the new requirements.
Candidacy for Doctoral Degrees
Admission to candidacy for doctoral degrees occurs only after the student has passed a preliminary examination which is usually administered early in the program, or when substantially all coursework has been completed.
Students seeking doctoral degrees must submit a final Program of Study form to the Office of Graduate Studies upon completion of examinations, but no later than the semester immediately preceding the semester in which they intend to graduate. The final Program of Study form will list all requirements that must be completed in order to receive the doctoral degree.
Application For a Degree
Within the first two weeks of the fall or spring semester in which the student expects to complete work for the degree, or the last day of spring semester for graduation during summer session, an application for graduation must be filed in the Office of Graduate Studies. An application and diploma fee of $20 must be paid at this time in the Office of Registration and Records. If the student does not complete requirements during this semester or summer session, an updated application must be submitted for the subsequent semester and the $20 fee paid again in the Office of Graduate Studies.
Degree applicants must submit all official transcripts before applying for a degree. Official transcripts to be used for transfer of credits into a degree program must be received before the application for a degree will be approved.
Applications for degrees will not be approved without the prior approval of a final Program of Study form.
Graduate Student Participation in Classified or Proprietary Research
The Graduate Council affirms the policy regarding the participation of graduate students in classified or proprietary research as it is stated in the Idaho State University Patent Policy. "Idaho State University shall make only agreements with third parties which will not inhibit a student's timely completion of a course of study or degree." This shall be interpreted to mean that students must not be delayed in their program of study up to and including the award of the degree and that placement of the finished thesis or dissertation in the library for public access may not be delayed longer than six months.
Graduate student I.D. cards serve as permission to use the Library. Graduate students attempting to finish degree requirements, but who are not enrolled in courses and therefore do not hold a current student I.D., may obtain authorization to use the Library from the Office of Graduate Studies.
All examinations must be completed at least two weeks before the end of a semester or summer session in which the student plans to graduate. All graduate requirements must be completed prior to or at the end of the semester or summer session during which final examinations are held. Students writing theses or dissertations are given final oral examinations. Others are usually given both written and oral examinations. Doctoral students are required to take written examinations at various times prior to the final examination (see doctoral program descriptions). Doctoral oral examinations are open to all regular members of the faculty as observers. These examinations are not open to non-faculty without permission of the Dean of Graduate Studies.
The student passes the exam if a majority of the committee so votes. Otherwise, the student fails the final exam. For students failing the final exam, the Graduate Studies Office allows one re-examination. This re-examination is to take place during the subsequent three (3) semesters unless otherwise approved by the Office of Graduate Studies. If the academic unit involved has a formal re-examination policy, that policy supersedes the Graduate Studies Office re-examination policy.
If the candidate's program requires a thesis, copies in substantially final form shall be in the hands of the examining committee at least two weeks before the date scheduled for the oral examination. Oral examinations are to be held at least two weeks prior to the date of graduation. If any member questions whether or not the substance or form of the thesis or dissertation is adequate, the committee as a whole decides if the thesis is sufficiently prepared for an oral examination. The major advisor is responsible for reporting a grade to the Registrar for all prior thesis registrations of the candidate when the thesis has been approved by the examining committee.
After the successful defense of a thesis/dissertation/DA scholarly activity, the student must submit all appropriate documents to the Office of Graduate Studies within two weeks. Failure to do so may delay graduation. If the required documents are not submitted within one year, the Dean of Graduate Studies may declare the defense void and require that it be repeated.
A manual with detailed instruction for thesis/dissertation preparation and clearance (Instructions for Preparing Theses, Dissertation, DA Papers, and Professional Projects) is available from the Office of Graduate Studies.
If the candidate's program requires no thesis, the department or college is responsible for having a written examination on the degree program prepared and administered. If the student's performance is judged to be satisfactory or if it is determined that deficiencies may be cleared up during the oral examination, the examining committee conducts the oral examination on the scheduled date. Otherwise, the student may be expected to complete subsequent requirements before the oral examination is held. Oral examinations for non-thesis students must also be completed two weeks prior to the date of graduation.
A student would use the petition form to petition for:
Petition forms should not be used for:
Students receiving letters of dismissal will automatically be dropped from all graduate courses, regardless of whether they choose to appeal, and will receive a full refund of fees. A "W" grade will then be entered on the transcript for all graduate courses not completed. Students receiving dismissal letters after the 10th day of classes may petition the Dean of Graduate Studies for permission to complete the graduate courses in which they are enrolled. Students who appeal the dismissal will be blocked from registration for further graduate courses during the appeals process itself. See also the section of this catalog entitled "Appeal of Dismissal."
A graduate student may be dismissed from a graduate program by a department/college according to the policy described in the Appeal of Dismissal section.
The Class Instructor. When a student receives a grade that is judged by that student to be unjustifiably low, the first step in the appeals process is to discuss the matter with the instructor of the class. This may be done informally but if the student plans to proceed up the line of appeal, a formal statement must be prepared in accordance with the format presented in the Protocol for Appeals shown below. This statement must specify what, in the student's mind, would constitute a fair redress of the grievance. If the instructor agrees that the student was erroneously graded, the grade is changed using standard procedures. If the instructor stands by the original decision, the case may be taken to the department chairperson. In such an instance, the instructor must prepare a statement explaining the reasons for the grade.
The Department Chairperson. The chairperson of the department in which the appealed grade was received is to review the student's written statement and the instructor's written rationale for the grade. The chairperson should interview the student and the instructor and may conduct whatever additional investigation is deemed appropriate to help in the decision-making process. The chairperson must render a decision within two weeks of receipt of the appeal.
If the chairperson sustains the decision of the instructor, the appeal may be taken to the dean of the college. If the department chairperson chooses to overrule the instructor, the grade must be adjusted and the chairperson may adjust the grade. It is possible to negotiate the adjusted grade. If the student remains dissatisfied with the adjustment, the appeal may still be taken to the dean of the college. Regardless of the decision, the chairperson must prepare a statement, in writing, that explains the reason for the decision. If the appeal is taken to the dean, the chairperson's statement must accompany the student's appeal and the instructor's statement.
The Dean of the College. The dean of the college is next to be contacted in the appeals process. The dean is to appoint an impartial committee of faculty members who will review all written documentation pertaining to the case. This appeals committee should interview both the student and the instructor and may conduct any other investigation deemed necessary. The appeals committee, which is advisory to the dean, must submit a written statement of its decision. The dean's decision is also to be tendered in writing. The committee's deliberation and the dean's decision must be completed within three weeks of receipt of the appeal in the dean's office. If the student is not satisfied with the decision of the committee, the appeal may be taken to the Graduate Council.
The Graduate Council via the Dean of Graduate Studies. At the request of the student, the Graduate Council will review all prior documentation and render a decision within three weeks of receipt of the appeal. The Dean of Graduate Studies and/or the Graduate Council may interview the student and instructor or carry out any other investigation deemed necessary to assist in the decision-making process. Once the decision is made, it is final and will be implemented by the Dean of Graduate Studies.
Protocol for Appealing a Grade
Protocol for appeal of a grade must include the student's name, department/college, date of the appeal, course title and number, instructor's name, and grade received in the class. Also included must be the student's rationale for appeal of the grade. The student should state as succinctly as possible the reasons for making the appeal. The student must also state the solution that would satisfy the appeal from the student's perspective.
A graduate student may be dismissed from a graduate program by a department/college according to the following criteria:
In all cases the student must be notified in writing by certified mail, return receipt requested, that he/she is dismissed and must be told in the document that he/she has the right of appeal according to the ISU Graduate Catalog. The student should be given a copy of the Graduate Catalog or notified that the Catalog is available in the Office of Graduate Studies. The initiation of the appeal must occur within 15 working days of the notification of the dismissal.
Procedures for the Appeal of Dismissal
Dean of the College.
The Graduate Council via the Dean of Graduate Studies.
Protocol for Appealing Dismissal From a Graduate Program
Protocol for appeal of dismissal from a graduate program must include the student's name, department/college, and date of the appeal. Also included must be the rationale for appeal of the dismissal. The student should state as succinctly as possible the reasons for making the appeal.
Whenever a faculty member suspects a graduate student of academic dishonesty, the instructor should present the evidence to the student and consider the student's response. If the instructor concludes after consultation with the student that academic dishonesty has indeed occurred, the instructor should write a letter to the chairperson of the department in which the student is seeking a graduate degree, describing the incident. The instructor should include with the letter any evidence used to draw the conclusion that academic dishonesty has occurred (e.g., copies of the student's written assignment, copies of documents thought to have been plagiarized, etc.), and should state clearly the penalty imposed within the course itself. The penalty should be in proportion to the severity of the offense. If the penalty is to be a failing grade, the instructor should first consult with the chairperson of the department, and the chairperson should meet jointly with the student and faculty member to review the incident. The student may appeal the penalty by following the procedures in the Graduate Catalog entitled "Appeal of a Grade."
A copy of the instructor's letter reporting the offense, along with any evidence submitted to the chairperson, should be sent to the student, to the dean of the college in which the student is seeking a graduate degree, and to the Dean of Graduate Studies. A copy of the letter is to be placed in the student's permanent file in the department and in the Office of Graduate Studies. If the student is exonerated during the appeals process, however, the letter and all other records of the accusation of academic dishonesty are to be deleted from the student's files.
The department chairperson may, in accordance with the policy and procedures of the department, impose the penalty of dismissal from the program. A student may appeal the dismissal by following the procedures in the Graduate Catalog entitled "Appeal of Dismissal from a Graduate Program."
Students entering this program are also required to have successfully completed at least 30 (semester) credit hours in some combination of engineering, physics, chemistry, geology, biology, pharmaceutical sciences and mathematics. Specifically, students must have successfully completed coursework equivalent to ISU MATH 160 (Brief Calculus) and ISU CHEM 111/112 (General Chemistry) with grades of "C" or better. Students may be accepted conditionally based on their willingness to complete one or two missing courses as deficiencies, if all other admissions requirements are satisfied. Conditional acceptance is the prerogative of individual departments/colleges.
Students must also obtain admission from two academic disciplines. Admission requirements vary between academic units, and there may be departmental requirements beyond those of the Office of Graduate Studies which the student must fulfill to gain departmental admission.
Within the framework of the basic degree requirements, an advisory committee is chosen to work with the student to create an individualized program of study. The advisory committee consists of two ISU faculty advisors, one from each of the two chosen academic units. The faculty member in the primary academic unit acts as the student's major advisor and provides direction to the student regarding all relevant aspects of the program. The committee should assist the student in selecting courses appropriate for the program of study. An initial program of study must be developed and submitted to the Waste Management and Environmental Science Council (WMES) for approval no later than the second semester of enrollment. Changes in the initial program may be made with the approval of the major advisor. The final program of study is submitted to the HWM Council for graduation clearance.
The objective of this program is to allow the student to combine courses in Waste Management and Environmental Science with related courses in areas of primary interest. At least 30 credits are required for the degree, of which at least 15 must be at the 600 level. At least 10 credits must be completed within each of the two listed academic units, with the remainder of the course work representing the required and elective WMES course work. No more than 9 credits may be transferred from another university, with the exception of courses from University of Idaho, which will be accepted as resident credits. Thesis and non-thesis options are available for the degree. A maximum of 10 credits of research may be counted toward the degree; these credits may apply towards the 15 credits at the 600-level requirement. There are specific program-wide and department-specific requirements for the thesis and non-thesis option. Students should confer closely with their advisory committee members in deciding the most appropriate option.
Department/academic disciplines participating in the program include: Biological Sciences, Business, Chemistry, Engineering, Geology, Mathematics, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physics, and Political Science.
The following courses are required of every student receiving the M.S.
degree in Waste Management and Environmental Science.
BIOS 687 Environmental Science & Pollutants 3 cr ENGR 570 Survey of Hazardous Waste Management Problems 3 cr ENGR 606 Environmental Law and Regulations 3 cr ENGR 655* Hazardous Waste Management Seminar 1 cr*Course must be completed two times in order to satisfy requirement.
Students, together with their advisory committee, should choose courses from electives available in each participating academic unit which will complement departmental courses in each of their chosen areas and strengthen their degree program. A listing of these courses is available from the Program Director, Dr. Edwin W. House, ISU Office of Research, Campus Box 8130, (208)236-2134, or from the Assistant Director, Dr. Maribeth Watwood, ISU Department of Biological Sciences, Campus Box 8007, (208)236-3090/(208)535-7899.
l. Meet the requirements for admission to the Teacher Education Program at ISU including:
EDUC 200 1 cr
2. Complete or take equivalent courses in:
HE 200 2 cr SPED 200 2 cr FCS 200 2 cr EDUC 323 3 cr EDUC 333 3 cr EDUC 343 3 cr
Therefore, if a student enters a M.N.S. program with no equivalent coursework in education, the student must take these 16 additional credits in addition to 30 graduate credits in the discipline to receive the M.N.S. degree. This leaves 12-19 credits, including student teaching, to be completed to receive certification in Idaho. Candidates must complete a program of study in one, two, or three of the areas listed. The committee designing the program of study, in consultation with the student, should be comprised of members from each department involved plus a graduate faculty representative. Requirements include completion of a prescribed program of study of at least 30 credits at the graduate level approved by a departmental committee selected by the student in consultation with the student's major professor and approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies and satisfactory performance on final written and oral examinations. If the student's teaching background is considered to be dated or deficient, a pedagogical component approved by the committee may be included. Pedagogical credits are beyond the 30 hours minimum required in subject matter course work. Courses to be counted toward the degree must be g-designated 300-400 level courses or at the 600 level. At least 22 credits must be taken in residence.
The program is geared to produce well trained Family Physicians to practice in rural Idaho. The curriculum includes family medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics, emergency medicine, community medicine, behavioral science, rural medicine, orthopedics and other subspecialities. The program is designed to support each individual resident's personal as well as professional growth.
12 weeks Internal Medicine
12 weeks Pediatrics (Inpatient)
12 weeks Obstetrics
8 weeks General Surgery
4 weeks Emergency Medicine
2 weeks Family Practice Center
12 weeks Internal Medicine
8 weeks Pediatric (Outpatient)
4 weeks Geriatrics
4 weeks Gynecology
8 weeks Rural Rotations
8 weeks Emergency Medicine
2 weeks Community Medicine
2 weeks Psychology
4 weeks Electives
16 weeks Internal Medicine (Chief Resident)
2 weeks ENT
2 weeks Urology
2 weeks Ophthalmology
2 weeks Dermatology
6 weeks Orthopedics
2 weeks Sports Medicine
4 weeks Rural Rotations
2 weeks Research
12 weeks Electives
For more information, please contact the Family Practice Residency Program Director at Idaho State University, Campus Box 8357, Pocatello, Idaho 83209; (208) 236-4508.
In general, the expenses for Idaho State University students may be divided into classifications of fees, board, and room. In addition to the fees listed, some courses may require the expense of special uniforms, protective clothing, field trip expenses, lab fees, or instructional costs for remedial courses.
1999-2000 Fees and Tuition, including mandatory student health insurance
fee*. (This catalog was published prior to Idaho Board of Education final
approval of fees and tuition for 1999-2000, therefor these amounts may
not be accurate.)
Per Semester Per Year Resident $1692 $3384 Non-Resident $4812 $9624
*Students are required to pay the student health insurance premium of $213.00 per semester as a part of full-time fees. Students may request a refund of the insurance premium through the ASISU Student Insurance Office. Application must be made by the 10th day of classes. Insurance refunds will be issued by the insurance carrier, NOT by ISU.
A student is a "resident" for purposes of fee payment if:
Direct specific questions to Suzanne Peck, ISU Admissions Office, Campus Box 8270, Pocatello, ID 83209, (208)236-2476.
A "non-resident" student shall include:
Any student attending an institution in this state with the aid of financial assistance provided by another state or governmental unit or agency thereof, such non-residency continuing for one (1) year after the completion of the semester for which such assistance is last provided.
Any person who is not a citizen of the United States of American, who does not have permanent or temporary resident status or does not hold "refugee-parolee" or "conditional entrant" status with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service or is not otherwise permanently residing in the U.S. under color of the law and who does not also meet and comply with all applicable requirements for establishing residency as covered under these provisions.
Establishing a New Domicile in Idaho
The establishment of a new domicile in Idaho by a person formerly domiciled in another state has occurred if such person is physically present in Idaho primarily for purposes other than educational and can show satisfactory proof that such person is without a present intention to return to such other state or to acquire a domicile at some other place outside of Idaho. In determining whether a student is domiciled in the state of Idaho primarily for purposes other than educational, Idaho State University shall consider, but shall not be limited to the following factors:
Residency decision for fee payment purposes for graduate students are made by the Office of Graduate Studies. Students may appeal through the Residency Appeals Committee at Idaho State University. Student who initially enroll at ISU as non-residents and later wish to be considered for a change in residency status must obtain an affidavit for residency application from the Admissions Office, Campus Box 8270, (208)236-2476. The affidavit must be completed, notarized and submitted to the Admissions Office along with supporting documentation. If approved, the student's status is changed in the computer and the student is bill as a resident. It is the responsibility of the person requesting reclassification of residency status to provide clear and convincing evidence of bona fide domicile in Idaho.
Audit Fee - Same as part-time credit hour fees
Class Fees (in addition to regular registration fees)
Many university classes require additional fees for specialized instruction and/or supplies. See the Class Schedule for class fees required for specific courses.
Application for Graduation and Diploma Fee $20
This fee is collected from each applicant for a certificate or for a master's or doctorate degree.
Reprocessing Fee for Graduation $20
Faculty, Staff and Spouses Registration Fee $20
+ $5 per credit hour
A copy of the current "Education Policy for ISU Employees" is available in the Personnel Office, Administration Building basement. Verification of employment and authorization forms for reduction in fees can be obtained from the Personnel Office.
Late Registration Processing Charges
Second through tenth day of classes $20
After tenth day of classes $50
To help defray the extra cost involved with late registration, processing fees are charged in addition to any other regular fees. All students (full-time, part-time, faculty, staff, etc.) paying fees after the first day of official university classes are charged a late processing fee. The cashier is not authorized to accept late registration fee payment without the appropriate late processing fee. This fee is non-refundable. No department or employee of the university, other than those specifically authorized, has the authority to waive the fee.
Part-time Fees (1999-2000 Fees)*
Graduate $147.00 per credit hour Non-Resident $237.00 per credit hour
* See note regarding fees at beginning of this section.
Senior Citizen Registration
+ $5 per credit hour
Age 60 years or older: proper identification indicating date of birth is required. Fee reduction does not apply to non-resident fees or special class fees. Fee is for courses on a space available basis only.
Student Health Insurance Fee
Mandatory $213.00 per semester
(1999-2000 rate); included in full time fees
Transcript Fee $3
Please contact the ISU Housing Office for more information, Campus Box 8083, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID 83209, or (208)236-2120.
All fee refunds will be paid by University check.
When any student enrolled in for-credit classes withdraws from Idaho State University or makes schedule changes that reduce the fee obligation, refunds are made on the followingbasis:
General University Fees Paid Without Use of A Fee Reduction Program:
Refunds are calculated and authorized by the Office of Financial Services. The drop/withdrawal date is the actual date the drop or withdrawal form is received by an authorized University office or automated system.
Refunds of registration charges for full-time fees, part-time credit hour fees, nonresident tuition, professional program fees, and departmental fees are calculated on the total amount of fees paid, using the first official day of the University semester or session as the starting date.
First time students at ISU who receive Federal Financial Aid may have their refund determined on a pro-rated basis per Federal Guidelines.
Percentage refund of computed base:
Before and during the first week of classes 100%
(less a registration processing charge of $10.00)
During the second week of classes 75%
During third and fourth week of classes 50%
After the fourth week No Refunds
For classes, seminars and workshops with non-standard starting and ending dates, refund requests are reviewed on an exception basis. The starting and ending dates are those designated by the University Registrar.
Non-Refundable Fee Charges/Payments:
Refunds For Exceptional Circumstances:
In specific cases, as listed below, a full refund of the registration fee, credit hour fee, nonresident tuition and professional fees will be granted following official withdrawal from school, provided the withdrawal process is completed during the first half of the semester or session (i.e., first eight weeks of a semester, first four weeks of a session). Proper documentation must be presented and approval granted by the offices of Student Affairs and Financial Services before the refund will be processed.
Deductions from Calculated/Authorized Refund:
The University reserves the right to deduct from refunds any amounts due the University. Refunds of actual fees for the term, less any remaining fee loan balances for the term, are used to offset financial aid awarded as prioritized below:
Payment of Refund to Student:
A check for the balance is mailed to the home address of the student with an itemized statement of deductions.
Refund checks are not processed until four weeks after the start of the term or until at least three weeks after the actual date of payment for the term.
Registration Refund Appeals:
Contact the Dean of Student Affairs or the University Controller for information on the University registration fee refund appeal process. Appeals should be submitted in writing before the end of the term for which the student is appealing.
Room and Board Fees
Students who fail to complete their agreement with the Office of Residence Life will have their room and board fees pro-rated and, after appropriate penalties have been deducted, they may receive a refund. See the Terms and Conditions of Residence section of the On Campus Living Handbook for details of the Residence Hall and Apartment Agreements and the penalties for breaking these agreements.
The cancellation of the registration and withholding of academic credit of any student with a delinquent account or an unsatisfactory financial relationship with the Business Office is authorized without further notice, provided an attempt has been made to notify the student by the campus department in which the hold originated. This regulation may be invoked at the discretion of the Financial Vice President in cases of disregard in the settlement of returned checks, residence hall damage, library fines, telephone toll charges, overdue notes, traffic fines, room and/or board charges, apartment rental charges, etc.
Dishonored Check Policy
A charge of $15 is assessed each time a check is returned, this amount is charged to the student's account and s/he is so notified. If the check is not cleared within ten (10) days, a second notice is sent and a "hold" placed on his/her records.
Any check tendered in payment of registration fees and subsequently returned by the bank will result in automatic postponement of the student's registration.
In the case of a check tendered in payment for room and board and subsequently returned by the bank, the student is notified immediately and allowed not more than five (5) days for the check to clear. If not cleared within that time, the student's meal ticket and/or room reservations is canceled.
Only students admitted as regular Classified students are eligible to apply for a graduate assistantship or fellowship. Conditional and Unclassified students are not eligible to receive an assistantship. Because full-time graduate assistants are expected to work up to 20 hours per week, the maximum number of credits an assistant may earn in a given semester is 12. Normally, a full-time graduate assistant is expected to carry a minimum of nine credits, which is a full load. Permission to carry fewer than nine or more than 12 credits may be granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies upon written recommendation of the student's advisor or program director. DA fellows are expected to carry a minimum of 9 credits per semester. Permission to carry fewer than 9 or more than 16 credits may be granted by the Dean of Graduate Studies upon written recommendation of the student's advisor or program director.
Stipends for full-time graduate assistants and fellows range from $6809 (masters level) to $8884 (doctoral fellow) for nine months. Doctoral graduate assistants ordinarily receive higher stipends than those at the masters level. Full-time graduate assistants and fellows also may be awarded scholarships to cover in-state student fees and non-resident tuition.
A student with a graduate assistantship or fellowship may be employed by the university for compensation in addition to the awarded stipend. This employment may only occur with permission of the Dean of Graduate Studies and usually must be limited to 10 hours per week. Requests for permission for such employment must be sent in writing by the department chair or graduate program director to the Dean of Graduate Studies.
There are about 100 GAs available for the entire university; almost all of these require serving as an instructor for a department. An individual department may have only two or three to award. Most of these are awarded late spring semester for the next academic year. Full-time GAs are expected to work up to 20 hours/week for their stipend. Contact departmental chair or graduate program directors for application materials.
Graduate assistants who are international students, whose native language is not English, and who have been assigned to teach may be asked to complete an English speaking proficiency examination administered by the Office of Graduate Studies.
Normally, graduate assistants are involved in classroom instruction, supervision of laboratory sections, grading papers and/or examinations, assisting faculty members in research activities, or other equivalent duties.
Research Assistantships (RA)
Research Assistantships are available throughout the university through grant monies or other external sources. Conditions of employment and amounts of compensation vary. Questions about such sources of support should be directed to the academic departments or colleges.
There are 26 Doctor of Art Fellowships awarded each year to students admitted to or enrolled in the Doctor of Arts program. These are available only in the Departments of Biological Sciences, English, Mathematics and Political Science. Most of these are awarded late spring-early summer each year. Contact these departments for details and applications. See location/phone below.
Contact Location Phone
Biological Sciences Life Sciences Bldg. 236-3765
English Liberal Arts Bldg. 236-2478
Mathematics Physical Sciences Bldg. 236-3350
Political Science Business Admin. Bldg. 236-2211
Tuition and Fee Scholarships
Departments may offer tuition and fee waivers as separate scholarships to graduate assistants, research assistants, and DA fellows. However, these offers are at the discretion of the departments. Non-resident tuition waivers accompany all graduate assistantships and DA fellowships but are offered as separate scholarships.
Graduate Studies Awardees (Limited Number)
These are distributed on a competitive basis by the Office of Graduate Studies. Students should apply using the form supplied by the Office of Graduate Studies. Application must be received by April 1st for the following Fall Semester consideration and by November 1st for the following Spring Semester. The non-resident tuition waiver may be granted for the academic year or for one semester only.
Graduate Assistants and Fellows
All assistants and fellows approved by the Office of Graduate Studies are granted a non-resident tuition scholarship each semester. This is not the same as the in-state enrollment fee award, although both may be offered in one letter by the department.
Other Non-Resident Tuition Waivers (NRTW)
Additional waivers beyond those listed above may be available and require
application to the appropriate office. Most of these are awarded on a competitive
basis. Occasionally a department may have a special NRTW. Contact and application
may be made to the offices listed below.
Category of NRTW Contact Location Phone
Financial need Financial Aid Office Rm 337, Museum Bldg 236-2756
International Office of Student Students Affairs Rm 384, Hypostyle 236-3315
Utah and Washington Residents Registrar Rm 319, Museum Bldg 236-2661
Expenses for thesis and dissertation research are often paid by research grants obtained by faculty or departments. In addition, students may be employed with such funds at the discretion of the principal investigator.
A small number of ASISU scholarships, which are derived from student fee payments are available to graduate students. These are awarded on a competitive basis. Application materials can be obtained from the offices of college deans or the Office of Research and the Office of Graduate Studies near the middle of each semester. The Graduate Student Research and Scholarship Committee recommends awardees to the Office of Student Affairs and the ASISU Senate. Graduate student applications for consideration of ASISU scholarships MUST BE RETURNED to the Office of Research to be considered for a graduate student ASISU Scholarship.
Other graduate students may find employment on campus or off-campus by applying at the appropriate office below.
Category Contact Location Phone International Students Office of Rm 384, (off campus) Student Affairs Hypostyle 236-2315 International Students Departments and (on campus) other offices On campus Student Employment Financial Aid (part-time) Office; Departmental Student Union and other offices 236-2756 Off campus (part- Student Student Union time or temporary) Employment Office Museum 236-2778
College Work Study Financial Aid Office 236-2756
Dean of the College
Office of Research
When submitting written requests to the Office of Research for travel funds, a breakdown of expenses for registration, lodging, travel, and per diem is necessary.
The general collection consists of 360,000 volumes of books, 3,400 subscriptions to periodicals and serials, with a periodical backfile of 60,000 volumes. In addition, there are 400,000 government documents in paper and over a million such documents in microform. ISU was designated a federal depository for publications in 1908 and an Idaho state publication depository in 1972. There are several special collections including the outstanding Glenn E. Tyler Collection of 22,000 books and manuscripts on the history of science and medicine, the Reformation, and ancient history. More than 100 rare volumes exist in this collection including the collected sermons of Calvin on the Book of Job, printed in 1584. The library currently subscribes to 108 print indexes and holds some 5,500 volumes of such indexes. Complete database searching facilities are available in which a full spectrum of on-line databases are used. Other services are reference, interlibrary loan and photoduplication.
The Computer Service Center, located on the lowest level of the Business Administration Building, provides computer time, consulting, programming services, workshops, on-line tutorials, and generalized software packages such as statistical and simulation systems for students and faculty. The Center also provides support for small and large software systems used for research activities that are unique to the department or college. The Academic User Services staff consists of six full-time computer professionals with a variety of backgrounds, and all assist faculty with their computerized research needs.
There are seven Microcomputer Labs located in four different locations on campus equipped with DOS-based microcomputers, Apple Macintosh computers, and X-Terminals. The Computer Services labs are staffed seven days a week. In addition, several departments and colleges maintain computing facilities for student use. A variety of software and services are available, including database software, electronic mail, graphics, ISU On-Line Library Catalog, Pascal, statistical and simulation packages, and a variety of CD-ROM applications. Modem access is also avail. To use the Microcomputer Labs, you must have a Novell LAN account, available for a $10.00 per semester fee ($5.00 for summer session.)
The library catalog is on-line to over 700 workstations on campus which enables students and faculty to search the library's holdings quickly for materials needed for their studies or research.
Student Health Center Services
The ISU Health Center provides quality health care and pharmacy services at affordable cost. With respect to medical care, office calls are free to all students who pay full ISU fees whether or not they elect to carry ISU Student Health Insurance. The optional ASISU Student Health Insurance is designed to provide comprehensive health care coverage. Prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, x-rays, and laboratory work are available at greatly reduced rated. Part-time students (paying for at least one credit) and spouses of full-time students receive medical care for a minimal clinic fee. Students are seen on a walk-in basis or by appointment for most medical services.
The Student Pharmacy provides low-cost prescription drugs as well as over-the-counter medications at reduced costs. Students may wish to transfer prescriptions to the Student Pharmacy while they are attending ISU. All ISU students, both full and part-time can use the Student Pharmacy.
Counseling and Testing Center
The Center for Counseling and Testing Services provides personal counseling and individual assessments to assist students in coping with psychological, emotional and interpersonal stress. Crisis intervention and consultation with concerned faculty and staff regarding student's needs are two other important services available. Counseling staff also teach course such as stress management, career and life planning, and self-fulfilling behavior. In addition, many personal development groups are offered each semester on such topics as assertiveness, couples communication skills, interpersonal communication skills, self-esteem, grief, etc. Women's and men's support groups are also part of the Center services. Most services are on an appointment or sign-up basis. Individual counseling, personal development and support groups are available to and free for ISU students paying full-time fees, and faculty and staff.
The Center administers over 50 national and several institutional tests,
including those for Graduate Studies and professional school admission
such as the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), Graduate Management Aptitude Test
(GMAT), Medical College Aptitude Test (MCAT), etc., teacher certification
(NTE), and professional certification exams (Real Estate, Social Work,
Dental Hygiene, etc.).
The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) is the civil rights guarantee for persons with disabilities in the United States. It provides protection from discrimination for individuals on the basis of disability. The ADA extends civil rights protection to people with disabilities in matters which include transportation, public accommodations, accessibility, services provided by state and local government, telecommunication relay services, and employment in the private sector.
Idaho State University, in the spirit and letter of the law, will make every effort to comply with "reasonable accommodations", according to section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans With Disabilities Act. Idaho State University will not discriminate in the recruitment, admission, or treatment of students or employees with disabilities.
Students and employees who need auxiliary aids or other accommodations should contact the Center of Services for Students with Disabilities, Campus Box 8118, (208) 236-3912.
Center of Services for Students with Disabilities
The Center of Services for Students with Disabilities is located on the ground floor of the Pond Student Union Building. Students with disabilities who wish to have accommodations provided by the University must self identify in order to have accommodations provided. Information and applications for accommodations are available in the Center and may be picked up in person or requested by telephone or TDD by calling 236-3912.
In order for us to arrange accommodations for those who need assistance, we request notification as early as possible so that we can make timely arrangements.
The Center houses the Cooperative Wilderness Handicapped Outdoor Program (C.W. HOG). C.W. HOG is a year round program of activities for people with and without disabilities. Academic credit may be granted for participation in activities which include weight training, swimming, snow skiing, water skiing and whitewater rafting.
Other Student Services
In addition to the services mentioned above, general student services available on campus are: the Academic Skills Center, which offers programs in study skills, reading, writing, mathematics, and English for speakers of other languages, and includes individualized instruction, tutoring, and workshops; the Career Planning and Placement Center, which provides career guidance to students and alumni in both individual and group settings; the ASISU Early Leaning Center/Baby U, which provides child care for children six weeks of age through elementary school while their parents attend classes or work at the university; the International Students Advisor, providing support and guidance to ISU's international students; the Student Employment Center assisting student seeking employment while enrolled at the university and providing lists of summer employment opportunities for Idaho and other states; the ISU University Bookstore, which carries a selection of textbooks, computers, office supplies, ISU clothing, and general interest books.
There is a wide complement of recreational opportunities for students at ISU. The Recreational Facility in Reed Gym, and the Holt Sports Arena provide indoor running tracks, indoor tennis courts, racquetball courts, swimming pools, weight and exercise rooms, and a full component of special exercise classes. The ISU Fitness/Wellness Center, located in Reed Gym, helps students maintain desired levels of health and fitness through a wide variety of classes, including high and low impact aerobics, aquacise, and aerobic theatre. In addition, a highly regarded Outdoor Program is available to members of the university community. The office for the outdoor program is located in the Student Union Building. Throughout the year activities and classes are organized in such outdoor pursuits as canoeing, kayaking, cross country skiing, rock and mountain climbing, hiking, camping trips, and river float trips. In addition, equipment may be rented for wilderness trips at nominal cost from the Wilderness Equipment Rental Center in the Student Union. The Student Union Crafts Shop, located in the lower level of the Student Union Building, offers a wide variety of workshops and classes in most craft areas to students, faculty, staff, and community in a casual learning environment.
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Revised: June 14, 1999