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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

For faculty

Information for faculty

Teaching opportunities

The School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions is committed to providing outstanding year-round educational opportunities. We invite you to assist in this endeavor. Please consider proposing and teaching courses during the Summer Session, either on or off campus or online.

Courses that have proven particularly successful in the past are those that:

  • are regularly over-enrolled in the fall or spring,
  • will not be offered the following year because of rotation or faculty leaves, or
  • are outside the department that is requiring it for a major, and
  • are helpful for seniors who need to earn credit for graduation.

On-campus courses will be offered during the three-, six-, or eight-week summer sessions (see academic calendar). Please direct on-campus course proposal questions to Ruby D. Brown, student services and human resources manager, at, or call 607.255.6627.

Site-based/off-campus courses are designed to explore subjects, themes, or issues intrinsic to the place visited. Credit courses must be approved by the appropriate college educational policy committee and are distinguished from other Cornell courses only by virtue of being taught off campus. Because arrangements for off-campus programs require considerable advanced preparation, it is essential that proposals be submitted as soon as possible to Mary E. Adie, director of special programs and professional studies, at

Online learning is also an excellent option for Summer Session teaching. We invite proposals for classes that employ the flexibility of online learning for students who choose to study off campus, and we are happy to help you develop such offerings. Please direct any questions about online learning proposals to Mary Adie at 607.255.7624 or Janna Dawn at 607.255.7405.

For more information, see:

Faculty handbook

Information for faculty who will be teaching in the Summer Session is available in the faculty handbook.

Summer Session portal

Use the Summer Session portal to:

  • find the most up-to-date class information (teaching schedule, class rosters, and grading information);
  • see changes to classes in real time;
  • view your class list(s) complete with student photos.

Summer Session evaluations

It is our goal to have every student complete online course evaluations. To view past and present student evaluations, visit the Summer Session evaluations page.