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Registering for Integrative Masters Project (IMP)

How to Register

Students are required to successfully complete an Integrative Masters Project as part of their degree requirements. Students may choose from one of the five options below. For more detailed information on the different IMP options including a link to A Guide to the Integrative Master's Project, visit the Integrative Master's Project page.

Payment: Please note that a $750 fee is charged each time you register for an IMP. Commonly, financial aid will cover the cost of your IMP. Please refer to your financial aid package to verify your IMP fee is included.

Credits: While Integrative Masters Projects are zero (0) credits, students are granted a 6-credit equivalency (or more than half-time status) for the term(s) in which the study is taking place.

Submission & Approval Process for Final Work: Instructions for Students

Instructions and forms for submitting your completed Independent Study to your mentor are now available on the website. For the other IMP options (Portfolio, Site-based Inquiry, Collaborative Student/Faculty Inquiry and Directed Essay) confer with your mentor about completion processes.

In this IMP, the student will provide the inquiry topic based in an educational setting. These are student-initiated projects with a faculty facilitator and small peer groups.

Duration 

  • This is a Semester-Based IMP Option. Student work must be completed and submitted by the end of one semester.
  • Students who have not completed their work by the end of the semester will be required to re-register and pay for another IMP option in the future. An incomplete grade is not an option for a semester-based IMP.
  • Some Semester-Based IMPs are scheduled to begin prior to the official first day of the term. Please read the dates in the schedule carefully, and be sure to register on time and attend all sessions.
  • Attendance is required at all scheduled class meetings.

Registration

  • Register for a Semester-Based IMP as you would for a course! To see how to register for a course, please visit our Registration page.
  • Remember: Seats in a Semester-Based IMP are treated like a regular course and are available on a first come/first serve basis.

Dropping

  • You can drop a Semester-Based IMP just like a regular class. Please visit our Add/Drop page for more information.
  • Students who drop their IMP during the Add/Drop period will be given a refund for the $750 fee. 
  • If the IMP is not dropped by the end of the Add/Drop period, the fee is not refundable and not transferrable to another future IMP option.

In this IMP, specific inquiry topics are posted each semester. Please see the course schedule for topic descriptions. This IMP features student-initiated projects with a faculty facilitator and small peer group.

Duration

  • This is a Semester-Based IMP Option. Student work must be completed and submitted by the end of one semester.
  • Students who have not completed their work by the end of the semester will be required to re-register and pay for another IMP option in the future. An incomplete grade is not an option for a semester-based IMP.
  • Some Semester-Based IMPs are scheduled to begin prior to the official first day of the term. Please read the dates in the schedule carefully, and be sure to register on time and attend all sessions.
  • Attendance is required at all scheduled class meetings

Registration

  • Register for a Semester-Based IMP as you would for a course! To see how to register for a course, please visit our Registration page.
  • Remember: Seats in a Semester-Based IMP are treated like a regular course and are available on a first come/first serve basis.

Dropping

  • You can drop a Semester-Based IMP just like a regular class. Please visit our Add/Drop page  for more information.
  • Students who drop their IMP during the Add/Drop period will be given a refund for the $750 fee. 
  • If the IMP is not dropped by the end of the Add/Drop period, the fee is not refundable and not transferrable to another future IMP option.

During this IMP, you will be individually mentored by program faculty with program-specific, pre-existing questions.  An overview and the questions are available on my.bankstreet.edu.   

Duration

  • This is a Semester-Based IMP Option. Student work must be completed and submitted by the end of one semester. 
  • Students who have not completed their work by the end of the semester will be required to re-register and pay for another IMP option in the future. An incomplete grade is not an option for a semester-based IMP.

Attendance

Once you have been notified by the IMP committee who your Mentor will be, initiating and maintaining contact with the Mentor of the Mentored Directed Essay is a required part of the process.

Registration

  • Register for a Semester-Based IMP as you would for a course! To see how to register for a course, please visit our Registration page.
  • Students who do not register online for the MDE, may register in person at the Registrar’s Office any time up until the last day of the drop/add period. Visit our Add/Drop page for deadlines and important dates.   

Dropping

  • You can drop a Semester-Based IMP just like a regular class. Please visit our Add/Drop page for more information.
  • Students who drop their IMP during the Add/Drop period will be given a refund for the $750 fee. 
  • If the IMP is not dropped by the end of the Add/Drop period, the fee is not refundable and not transferrable to another future IMP option.

This IMP option is a student initiated project or formal study guided by a faculty mentor.

Duration

Independent Studies should be completed within one year from the time of registration. For more information about registering and progressing through your Independent Study, please visit our updated Independent Study Policy, and Independent Study FAQs

Registration

  • In order to register for Independent Studies (IS  500) you must have already secured a faculty mentor who has reviewed your Independent Study proposal and committed to serve as your mentor.  By registering for the IS  500, you are attesting to having secured a mentor, and you are agreeing to follow all applicable Independent Study directives and guidelines as stated in A Guide to the Integrative Master’s Project.

  • In addition to registering for IS  500, please send an email to: registrar@bankstreet.edu and use the subject "IS 500 Mentor." In the body of the email, tell us your name and the name of the mentor who has agreed to work with you.

  • Register for an independent study as you would for a course! To see how to register for a course, please visit our Registration page.

  • Students who do not register online for the independent study, may register in person at the Registrar’s Office during the drop/add period. Visit our Add/Drop page for deadlines and important dates.   

What If I Didn’t Finish?

Please view our Independent Study Policy for information regarding extensions. Please note that additional fees will be charged for students who extend their Independent Study beyond one year.
 

Using an Independent Study to Graduate

Do you have a specific graduation date in mind? Then please review the following dates and deadlines. Also, if you’re getting ready to graduate, please fill out a Graduation Application (link to form) and submit it to the Registrar’s Office.

 

Anticipated Graduation Date

IS Registration & Graduation Application (pdf) Deadlines

(By the end of Add/Drop period)

Final IS Due to Mentor 

Grade due to Registrar

Summer 1 2017

5/23/2017

6/8/2017

6/21/2017

Summer 2 2017

7/6/2017

7/28/2017

8/10/2017

Fall 2017

 9/19/2017

 12/21/2017

 1/4/2018

Spring 2018

1/29/2018

 4/23/2018

 5/7/2018

 

A portfolio is a collection of documents, called artifacts, that provides evidence of your knowledge, skills and dispositions. The documents in the Portfolio, collected over the course of an academic year, represent your professional development and reflect your growth and change through course work and classroom experiences as well as through related personal journeys. 

For more information, please visit the IMP Guide.

Application

Duration

  • This is a year long IMP Option.
  • The collaborative nature of the portfolio requires students to attend monthly portfolio group meetings from September—April.
  • Students also meet individually with a portfolio mentor.
  • The portfolio process culminates with each student publicly presenting his or her work.
  • A written portfolio is also submitted in May 2018.

Dropping

You can drop a Portfolio just like a regular class. Please visit our Add/Drop page  for more information.

Students who drop their IMP during the Fall Add/Drop period will be given a refund for the $750 fee. 

If the IMP is not dropped by the end of the Fall Add/Drop period, the fee is not refundable and not transferrable to another future IMP option.

 

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