Student Course Requirements

ROP Contract and Responsibilities

Students admitted to the Research Opportunity Program (ROP) must fulfill all requirements and sign a contract prior to starting the project. 
The ROP contract is to clarify the responsibilities and duties of the supervisor and the student, as well as the assisting team (TA/RA, etc.).

Contents

  1. Project Requirements
  2. Recommended Hours per Week
  3. ROP Course Registration

 

Project Requirements

  1. Students must keep a *journal to record meetings, progress of their work, what was learned in the project, and the nature of the research in general. This is to provide the supervisor with an ongoing record of the students’ progress in the project and aid in evaluation at the end of the project.
  2. At minimum, students are to meet with their supervisor bi-monthly and are to keep record of these meetings in their journal.
  3. Students are required to attend all demonstrations, orientations, and training sessions that the supervisor may require.
  4. In addition to the student’s journal, it is recommended that students submit a two page interim report detailing and outlining their research experience before mid-terms marks are assigned. Equally, the supervisor will complete a written assessment of the student’s progress and discuss with the student BEFORE THE DEADLINE TO DROP COURSES WITHOUT PENALTY.
    1. Additional work in some form, including the *journal, should constitute at least 50% of the final grade. Final grades will be numeric and there is to be no final exam.

*A journal may be optional for 399 and 499 projects; however, some form of record keeping as assessment is required in order to adequately provide the student with mid-term and final evaluation.  For examples of different types of reflection practices (if looking for something other than journaling) click HERE to visit the EEU website.

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Recommended Hours per Week

  • Full year 20199Y (September-April) it is advised that students complete a minimum of 8-10 hours per week.
  • Fall 20199F (September-December) it is advised that students complete a minimum of 15-20 hours per week for Y courses; 8-10 hours per week for H courses.
  • Winter 20201S (January – April) it is advised that students complete a minimum of 15-20 hours per week for Y courses; 8-10 hours per week for H courses.
  • Summer 20195Y (May-August) it is advised that students complete a minimum of 15-20 hours per week
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ROP Course Registration

Students are permitted to register (upon acceptance and signing of ROP contract) in one of the following ROP options:

  • x1 Fall ROP project
  • x1 Winter ROP project
  • x1 Fall/Winter ROP project
  • x1 Summer ROP project

IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Students are not permitted to be registered in more than one ROP course simultaneously.  For example, if a student opts for a Fall/Winter year-long project, they are not able to participate in a Fall and/or Winter session-based option.  Similarly, if a student opts for a Fall and/or Winter session-based option, they are not permitted to participate in a Fall/Winter year-long option. 

Students do have the option of taking a Fall + Winter session-based offering, in addition to Summer. If students opt for this, it is critical they meet with their Department/Institute Undergraduate Advisor and an Academic Advisor in the Office of the Registrar to discuss course-load as well as program and degree requirements.

Additionally, students are not permitted to take more than one 299Y offering, nor are they able to be registered in more than one 399/499 ROP course in the same discipline regardless of the project title/work and year the projects are registered. 

Students are permitted to register in multiple 399/499 ROP offerings provided they are not within the same discipline.  Should students opt for this it is critical they meet with their Department/Institute Undergraduate Advisor and an Academic Advisor in the Office of the Registrar to discuss course-load as well as program and degree requirements.

*Registration occurs through the Experiential Education Unit, students are not permitted to register in ROP courses on their own.

In addition to your specific project requirements for students, they are also required to have met or completed the ROP Course Prerequisites.

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