Compensation for Practicum Courses

Practicums are optional two-credit courses that are attached to at least one four-credit base course.

A practicum give students the opportunity to deepen and enrich their understanding of concepts in the base course(s), either through fieldwork, group projects or individual research. In recognition of the additional commitments from faculty who create and teach practicum courses that have gone through the new course approval process, the Dean of Arts and Sciences will compensate faculty instructors of formally approved practicum courses who submit this form by the deadline of four weeks after the first day of classes.


The faculty instructor will receive a one-time payment at the end of the semester, equivalent to $250 per student (up to eight formally enrolled students, for a maximum of $2000), based on enrollment at the end of the semester.

Eligibility Requirements

This policy was revised April 2020.