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Here are some examples of classes we offer right now:

  • Fun with Robots
  • Sneakerology 101
  • Introduction to Ballroom Dancing
  • Crocheting at Carnegie Mellon
  • Wall Street 101
  • Introduction to Anime
Yes. Carnegie Mellon undergraduate students who enroll in, and pass a course evaluation of, a StuCo course will receive 3 Free Elective unit for that course. Carnegie Mellon undergraduate students who teach, and pass a course evaluation of, a StuCo course will also receive 3 Free Elective units for that course.
A maximum combination of 9 units of credit for StuCo courses may be counted for credit toward graduation as Free Elective units. This may be further constrained by similar college rules governing Physical Education and/or ROTC courses.
Credit is being granted to ensure that there is a level of academic responsibility on the part of both the instructor and students. It is to legitimize the intellectual endeavor, not to provide an incentive to enroll to pad one's resume or to accumulate units.
All StuCo course units are graded pass/no pass.
All members of the University community are eligible to take StuCo courses. However, only those individuals with current enrollment status may receive credit.
Only currently-enrolled graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to teach StuCo courses.
StuCo observes the official academic calendar. No StuCo course will be offered prior to 6:30pm on weekdays.
StuCo courses are assigned 98-xxx.
If you end up on a StuCo's waitlist, don't give up! StuCo's often experience a higher drop rate than regular CMU courses, because students sign up for many of them and then choose which ones they want to stick with. If you're on the waitlist, be sure to go to the classes and talk to the teacher as well. There is a high change you'll be able to get in.
If at any point in the proceeding of a StuCo course the student and/ or teacher feels a serious issue has arisen, it is his/ her duty to notify the StuCo course administrator, Kristin Lavery, to pursue resolution.
StuCo teachers and Committee members do not receive any monetary compensation from StuCo or Carnegie Mellon University.
Yes. However, this fee, when assessed, is strictly to cover necessary materials. Prior approval from the StuCo Executive Committee is required to assess a course fee. The course fee, if applicable, will be included in the course description to alert prospective students.
Generally, StuCo courses are taught by one or two teachers. If a third teacher is required, please explain in the application why this would be necessary for your particular course.
You should jointly submit a single course application.
Yes. Both you and your friend will be interviewed together in a group interview.
Yes. If you previously taught the course, then you must ask the StuCo Committee for a copy of your previously submitted course application, and submit the copy with updated relevant information. You do not need to interview the Committee again.
Yes. As long as you are qualified and are interviewed and approved by the StuCo Executive Committee, you can develop your own course on a topic previously taught in StuCo.
StuCo teachers are evaluated by the StuCo Committee based upon teacher evaluation forms and a course proceedings form. Each student in a class will submit a teacher evaluation form at midterm and another at final time. This gives both the StuCo Committee and the teacher valuable feedback about the teachers performance in class. The StuCo Committee will also submit a course proceedings form at some point during the term. This form serves as a formal observation of the proceedings of the course. Both types of forms are standard across all classes; they do not change depending on the course.
StuCo students are evaluated by their teacher, in the manner set forth in the course application for that course. That is, the teacher will choose how to evaluate the students. The evaluation method will need to be approved by StuCo.
Yes. We highly encourage StuCo teachers to advertise their own courses to the student body as a supplement to the regular StuCo advertising.
StuCo adheres to and acknowledges the principles of Carnegie Mellon University as expressed in the University Policies.