Summer Course Guidance in L&S
This document provides guidance regarding summer course selection and scheduling in the College of Letters & Science.
Update for Summer 2020Campus recently announced that Summer 2020 will be offered online only. L&S memo re: Summer 2020 moving online
Summer course variety and schedulingIdeally, new course offerings should expand (not merely displace) current summer enrollments. Online courses may be a good way to attract a new audience. Departments should consider courses meeting general education and breadth requirements as well as major requirements. Courses that are bottlenecks or otherwise have long waiting lists in the academic year should certainly be considered. Departments should avoid offering multiple courses in the same session that appeal to the same group of students. Idiosyncratic course timing (not conforming to the usual 4-week or 8-week sessions) may be problematic for students, and thus discourage enrollment.
The following are some of the most commonly used sessions:
- Four week sessions
- ZDD: 5/18/20 - 6/14/20
- DDD: 6/15/20 - 7/12/20
- HDD: 7/13/20 - 8/9/20
- Eight week sessions
- ZHH: 5/18/20 - 7/12/20
- DHH: 6/15/20 - 8/9/20
- Thirteen week session
- ZMM: 5/18/20 - 8/16/20
New course approvalNew courses (not previously offered in the academic year or summer term in any format) require approval by departmental, L&S, and University curriculum committees before they can be offered in the summer term. Please consult with James Montgomeryregarding new course proposals, to make sure they can get through the approval process in time.
Courses previously approved for the academic year can be offered in the summer term (in either face-to-face or online formats) without further course approval from curricular committees. Nevertheless, instructors developing new online formats without technical assistance from Learning Support Services should contact James Montgomery to confirm their plans.