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.

Any full-time, visiting, adjunct, or emeritus faculty member can propose an intersessions course.  However, different procedures and policies apply to each.  See the tables below for more information on all Intersession courses on the Dallas Campus (JanTerm, MayTerm, and 22-day & 11-day sessions in June-July).

Teaching in Jan & May

 

JanTerm

MayTerm

Propose a course

 
Submit an online proposal, including syllabus, in September.
Submit an online proposal, including syllabus, in December.

For help with administrative functions

Contact Intersessions at janterm@smu.edu or 214-768-1009.
Contact Intersessions at mayterm@smu.edu or 214-768-1009.

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.

 

Teaching in June-July: 22-day and 11-day sessions

   

22-day sessions

 

11-day sessions

 

Propose a course

Contact your department chair, preferably in the fall
Email Intersessions at june-july@smu.edu.  Someone will respond with more information and a proposal form.  Contact Intersessions by January for best consideration.
 

For help with administrative functions

For marketing assistance, contact Intersessions at june-july@smu.edu. For course management functions, contact your department. Contact Intersessions at june-july@smu.edu or at 214-768-1009.
 

Compensation

Compensation policies vary across schools. Contact your department to learn more. Rate is the same as in Jan & May, a percentage of your base salary with a maximum cap. Adjuncts receive their standard department fee. Contact Intersessions 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.