118.1 Organization: Summer Session

Created by: Stephanie Ferguson on 10/10/2005
Category: 1 - Academic Affairs; 10 - Organization
Originator: Academic Administration
Current File: 118.1
Adoption Date: 03/03/2011
Reviewed for Currency: 03/03/2011
Replaces File: 118.1
Date of Origin: 07/16/1974
Classification: Faculty
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118.1 Organization: Summer Session


A. Background

The Furman University Summer Sessions are organized separately from the regular academic year and are designed to provide both enrichment and remedial opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students or recertification opportunities for teachers.


B. Policy

The Chief Academic Officer or his or her designee oversees the summer sessions. Separate Summer Session teaching-only contracts are issued to compensate instructors.


C. Guidelines

1. No faculty member is obligated to teach in Furman Summer Sessions, nor can the University guarantee summer teaching for any member of the faculty.

2. In order to teach in a summer session, a faculty member must be recommended by the department chair and approved by the Chief Academic Officer or his or her designee..

3. Academic departments should provide for a rotation of members for summer teaching.

4. Academic departments should offer a variety of courses and programs for both undergraduate and graduate students where appropriate.

5. Special programs designed to appeal to particular groups, such as teachers in the public schools, are encouraged for the summer.

6. The salary scale for summer work is determined by the administration in view of available resources.

7. Academic considerations will be paramount in the decision-making about course offerings. Instructors will be contacted when courses enroll five or fewer students about the feasibility of proceeding with the offering. Cancellation decisions for summer courses normally will be made no later than two weeks prior to the start date for any course section.