The following supplemental instructions for 400/600 courses were created by a joint committee composed of members of the Graduate Council and the University Courses and Curricula Committee. This was done to ensure the quality of the graduate student experience when graduate students take courses with undergraduates. Compliance with these instructions should produce graduate student experiences in these courses commensurate with the level of academic excellence to which the University of Nevada, Reno is committed.
The following is a list of issues that individuals must address when they submit new courses which are to be cross-listed as 400/600 courses or existing 400/600 courses which are being modified in any way. These criteria exemplify the range of possible qualitative and quantitative differences that might exist between graduate and undergraduate offerings. New course submissions must address these items in both the course proposal and in the course syllabus, describing in detail the differences in the expectations for and evaluation for undergraduate and graduate credit. Submissions involving existing courses may submit only the course syllabus, assuming the issues covered in the seven items below are inherently covered in the syllabus content.
Answers to these questions and other issues that address the qualitative and quantitative differences between graduate components of a 400/600 course should be presented as an addendum to STEP 2 (A) and be part of the course syllabus. This material should then be attached to the New or Changed Course Proposal form with the other required documentation.