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Complete the following by the appropriate deadlines.....


approximately four to six weeks prior to the proposal submission deadline:

  • Consult the Gallatin Tutorial website for information and policy on designing your study.
  • Discuss your tutorial plans with your adviser.
  • With the other members of your tutorial, generate a basic idea and identify and contact the faculty member with whom you would like to work.
  • Work with the instructor and the students in the group to decide on the number of units for the tutorial (Tutorial is a fixed unit course) and to write the proposal, which consists of four components:
    • a 250-word description of the tutorial's theme
    • reading list
    • the work to be evaluated by the instructor
    • a syllabus (the schedule of meetings along with topics, readings, and assignments to be covered during each session).

approximately two weeks prior to the proposal submission deadline:

  • Complete the Tutorial proposal form, which will be sent automatically to your adviser and grading instructor.
  • Within a few days of submission of the form. follow up with your adviser and instructor to make sure they have received the proposal.

approximately one week prior to the proposal submission deadline:

  • Confirm that youradviser and instructor that they have submitted their approval to Gallatin.  
  • If you have not received confirmation from both your adviser and instructor that they  have approved your proposal, contact  Kathe Ann Joseph.  Do not wait until the submission deadline to notify Gallatin of problems

approximately two weeks after the proposal submission deadline:

  •  Look for email correspondence regarding your proposal from Gallatin informing you of the decision of the Faculty Committee on Individualized Studies.

before classes begin:

  • If your proposal is approved, register for your tutorial on Albert.
  • If your proposal is not approved, be prepared to take an alternate course.