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Rice University Human Resources Policy No. 431-94

 

AUDITING COURSES  

APPLIES TO ALL RICE UNIVERSITY FACULTY AND STAFF WHO ARE ELIGIBLE FOR BENEFITS AND RETIREES  

Benefits-eligible faculty and staff and their spouses as well as retired employees and their spouses may audit one course per semester without charge provided space is available. Application for this benefit is made by completing the application for tuition waiver/audit form and submitting it to Human Resources prior to registration. The permission of the instructor is required to audit the course.

The employee must also have the approval of his or her supervisor, who must verify that the employee's attendance at classes will not adversely affect department services or activities.

Certain understandings apply to this policy: (1) the employee will make up the time devoted to courses taken during working hours; (2) enrollment in Rice courses by one employee in a department should be managed so that it does not create extra work for co-workers.

An auditor does not normally take quizzes or final exams. Participation in class activities and discussions is at the discretion of the instructor.

See also:
Tuition Waiver
Retiree Definition
Supersedes:
Policy No. 808-73