Policies & Procedures

The CIS Program Policies and Procedures document is the document of reference for program-specific policies and procedures. The documents are in PDF format (readable by Adobe Reader and other programs). Questions of interpretation should be referred to the CIS Program Chair, and may be appealed to the CIS Executive Board (consisting of the CIS Program Chair and the chairs of the four participating programs).

Current Version (effective June 1, 2014)
This version clarifies existing policy, and adds time in residence requirements. Sections 1.0 through 5.4 of this version apply to students who entered the program in August 2011 or later. Sections 5.5 and onwards apply to all students currently in the program.

Graduate Division Regulations
Graduate division regulations also apply: students should be familiar with all policies and procedures on their web site.

Prior Versions

Prior versions of the CIS Policies and Procedures document may be found below.

June 2013 Version
This version clarified existing policy and added Student Learning Outcomes and assessment information.

January 2012 Version
This version clarified existing policy. Sections 1.0 through 5.4 of this version apply to students who entered the program in August 2011 or later. Sections 5.5 and onwards apply to all students currently in the program.

August 2011 Version
Sections 1.0 through 5.4 of this version apply to students who entered the program in August 2011 or later. (Students who entered earlier please see August 2010 Version under Prior Versions, below.) Sections 5.5 and onwards apply to all students currently in the program.

August 2010 Version
Sections 1.0 through 5.4 of this version apply to students who entered the program in August 2010 or earlier (except that it does not invalidate requirements met before August 16, 2010). For scheduling proposal and dissertation defenses, these students should refer to the current version above.

August 2008 Version
This version applied to students who entered the program in August 2008 onwards, and other students who elected to convert to this "new system."

July 2007 Version
This version applied to students who entered the program prior to August 2008, unless they elected to convert to the the August 2008 "new system."