Marquette will pilot a “J-session,” which will run from Monday, Dec. 19, to Sunday, Jan. 14, 2017. Proposals for courses to be taught during J-session can be submitted to John Su, vice provost for academic affairs, by the end of the business day on Monday, July 15. Proposals should include the following information:
- Course title
- Subject area and course number
- Requirements fulfilled by course (e.g., University Core of Common Studies or major)
- Format (fully online, hybrid, classroom-based)
- Number of weeks course will run and proposed dates of course
a. Note 1: the contact hours for the credits offered must be met, regardless of the shortened time frame
b. Note 2: while J-session will run during the interval of Dec 19, 2016 to Jan 14, 2017, instructors can design courses of shorter duration (e.g., three weeks) as long as contact hours are met
- Anticipated number of students
- Description of course (please include tentative syllabus, if possible)
J-session courses will be paid as an overload stipend at the same rate as summer courses. They will not be considered part of a faculty member’s normal teaching load.
For this first year, there will be a very limited number of courses accepted to ensure high quality of content and sufficient university infrastructure to support their delivery. Because of the limited number of courses to be offered this first year, priority will be given to courses that fulfill University Core of Common Studies or other requirements that have previously led students to enroll in J-session courses at other institutions. A faculty committee will review and recommend the courses for the pilot based on enrollment needs, capacity and quality of proposal.
To assist in the development of approved courses, the Center for Teaching and Learning has a limited number of professional development grants that will be made available to instructors.
Questions can be directed to Su.