About Intersessions

Faculty Information

Intersessions courses are condensed in format and smaller than most fall/spring courses, creating the potential for intensive student engagement. Students typically concentrate on only one or two courses at a time, and faculty may take advantage of this to utilize more educational resources off-campus, field trips beyond Dallas, and other experiential learning activities that require time and student focus. Faculty are encouraged to customize courses to realize the educational experiences they envision being most beneficial to students. Some intersessions funding is available to help support innovative course design.* All Intersessions courses must be approved by department chair, Dean, and the Provost.

 

Teaching in Intersessions

 

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Who can propose a course

 
Any full-time, visiting, adjunct, or emeritus faculty member Any full-time, visiting, adjunct, or emeritus faculty member Any full-time, visiting, adjunct, or emeritus faculty member

How to propose a course

Submit an online proposal, including syllabus, in September Submit an online proposal, including syllabus, in December Contact your department chair, preferably in the fall

For help with administrative functions

Contact Intersessions
Contact Intersessions
For marketing assistance, contact Intersessions. For course management functions, contact your department.

Compensation

Rate is a percentage of your base salary with a maximum cap. Adjuncts receive their standard department fee. Contact Intersessions to learn more.  Rate is a percentage of your base salary with a maximum cap. Adjuncts receive their standard department fee. Contact Intersessions to learn more. Compensation policies vary across schools. Contact your department to learn more.
                                       

* Faculty interested in innovation funding should contact the Intersessions program to discuss ideas. Please note that funding is limited. Awards are made on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Intersessions Office, and subject to approval by the Provost’s Office and Financial Services. All activities/expenditures must conform with university policies.