Information for faculty
The School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions is committed to providing year-round educational opportunities. We invite you to assist in this endeavor. Please consider proposing and teaching courses during the Winter Session, either on or off campus or via online learning.
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 offered by departments other than those requiring them for majors.
On-campus classes will be held from January 2 to 20, 2018. To meet the required instructional contact hours, three- and four-credit classes meet daily, Monday through Friday, for 2.9 hours (2 hours, 55 minutes) or, Monday through Saturday, for 2.3 hours (2 hours, 20 minutes). Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be observed Monday, January 15, and no classes will be held on campus. The contact hours above have taken this holiday into account. Pre-session assignments are recommended.
Proposals must be approved and submitted electronically by the department by August 31, 2017, in order to be included in marketing aimed at reaching students arriving on campus in August. (We will continue to accept proposals after that date.) Please direct on-campus proposal questions to Ruby D. Brown at email@example.com or 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. At least one regular Cornell faculty member must accompany the study group and present a full program of lectures and discussions central to the academic purpose of the course.
Because arrangements for off-campus programs require considerable advanced preparation, it is essential that proposals be submitted as soon as possible. Please e-mail your detailed program proposal to Mary E. Adie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 607.255.7624, or to Janna Dawn at email@example.com or 607.255.6203. Please include as much information as possible in your proposal (course description, faculty members, intended audience, proposed itinerary, estimated expenses, and material on similar programs run by other institutions).
Online classes are also an excellent option for Winter Session. We invite proposals for courses that employ the flexibility of online learning, and we are happy to help you develop such offerings. Pre-session assignments are recommended. Please direct any questions about online learning proposals to Mary Adie at 607.255.7624 or Janna Dawn at 607.255.6203.
Information for faculty who will be teaching in the Winter Session is available in the faculty handbook.
Use the Winter 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.
It is our goal to have every student complete online course evaluations. To view past and present student evaluations, visit the Winter Session evaluations page.