Faculty

Intersessions offers compressed-format undergraduate courses on the Dallas campus & online. During intersessions, students concentrate on only one or two courses at a time; this focus combined with smaller class sizes than in fall/spring help enhance the potential for intensive student engagement. Faculty are encouraged to use the concentrated time they have with students to take advantage of educational resources off-campus and provide promote unique educational experiences.  Some innovation funding is available to help support these initiatives.

Intersessions provides administrative oversight for Jan Term, May Term, and Summer 11-day courses on the Dallas Campus. We market and advertise ALL Dallas courses and help address student questions about enrollment, financial aid, and academic planning; however, administration of June (Summer 1), July (Summer 2), and Combined (Summer 3) sessions is conducted by departments and schools or colleges, just as in fall and spring.

Any full-time, visiting, adjunct, or emeritus faculty member can propose an Intersessions course. Proposed courses are vetted by the appropriate Department Chair(s), Dean, and the Provost before approval and addition to the Intersessions schedule.

Dallas Intersessions

JanTerm

  • 8 class days (longer for the online session)
  • Students enroll in one course (credit hours vary by course)
  • In-person courses meet Monday-Friday 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm (6 hours/day)*.
  • Courses have a reading day scheduled the Monday of the second week of the term to allow student sufficient time to complete assignments outside of class.
Propose a course in September for best consideration!

MayTerm

  • 11 class days (longer for the online session)
  • Students enroll in one course (credit hours vary by course)
  • In-person courses meet Monday-Friday for a minimum of 4 hours/day*, but scheduled meeting times are determined by faculty.
  • Some faculty prefer to meet in 4 hour blocks, but many others break up the day with a lunch break.
  • In-person MayTerm courses should not be scheduled to start before 9am.

Propose a course in October for best consideration!

June A/B & July A/B

  • 11 class days
  • Students may enroll in multiple courses in the summer term, but may only take one 11-day session at a time. See 11-day courses for more information.
  • Courses meet Monday-Friday for a minimum of 4 hours/day.*
  • All summer 11-day courses are scheduled in afternoon meeting times.

Propose a course in October for best consideration!