Information for Summer Faculty

It is time to begin building our Summer Session schedule for 2014. The submission process is similar to last year so that we can have as many "guaranteed" and "non-guaranteed" courses listed in BearPAWS as possible by October 21, 2013 to assist both students and their advisers in planning their course schedule for Winterim, Spring Semester and Summer Session 2014.

  • A Banner form is required for each course request.The form is available from your department secretary and will be available on the Extended Education website.
  • Please have your Department Chair sign and forward your Banner form to the appropriate Dean to also sign and review.
  • If you would like your course to be available to students and advisors on the day 2014 Spring Advising begins (10/21), then the deadline for your form to be received by our office is Friday, October 4, 2013.

As you think about and plan your course proposal(s) for Summer Session 2014, we strongly urge you to consider building and offering an online course (undergraduate or graduate). Students are increasingly looking for these types of courses, and if not available, will go to other institutions to take them during the summer and then transfer them back to Potsdam. Applications for online course development should be submitted right away to your department chairperson and dean.

Summer Session 2013 Dates

Session 1: Thursday, May 22 – Thursday, June 26 (No class May 26)

Session 1A: Thursday, May 22 – Monday, June 9 (No class May 26)

Session 1B: Wednesday, June 11 – Thursday, June 26

NO CLASSES DURING WEEK OF JULY 1-5

Session 2: Monday, July 7 – Friday, August 8

Session 2A: Monday, July 7 – Tuesday, July 22

Session 2B: Thursday, July 24 – Friday, August 8

Class Meeting Times

Meeting times are based on a standard three credit hour lecture course – 37.5 contact hours – with Monday – Friday meetings.Please contact Katie Logan if your course is not a 3-credit hour course for correct contact hour and class meeting times.A 10 minute break has been included in all meeting times.

All 3-week courses (Sessions 1A, 1B, 2A and 2B) should be scheduled to begin at one of the following standard starting times to avoid conflict with other courses that a student wishes to enroll in.


8 - 11:15 a.m.

11:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

3 - 6:15 p.m.

6:30 - 9:45 p.m.

6-week courses (Session 1 (5/22-6/26) and Session 2 (7/7-8/8)) should be scheduled to begin at one of the following standard starting times to avoid conflict with other courses that a student wishes to enroll in.

8 - 9:40 a.m.

9:45 - 11:25 a.m.

11:30 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.

1:15 - 2:55 p.m.

3 - 4:40 p.m.

4:45 - 6:25 p.m.

6:30 - 8:10 p.m.

General Education Committee Guidelines

Please note that all summer courses that carry a FW, FS or FM designator need to be approved by the Gen Ed Committee.In addition, the Committee must approve courses offered in 3-week sessions (1A, 1B, 2A, or 2B) for all General Education designators.For a Shortened Academic Term General Education Proposal application, please contact Patty Stone (x2108 or stonepl@potsdam.edu).

Compensation Rates

  • Graduate and undergraduate on-campus courses - $1,035 per credit hour.This rate is based on a minimum enrollment of 12 students in an undergraduate course and 8 students in a graduate course.Instructors will be given the option of accepting a pro-rated salary or canceling their course if student enrollment is under these minimums.
  • Additional compensation will be paid for teaching an off-campus course as follows:
    • 3 credit hour course: 1-5 trips - $550; 6-10 trips - $1,100
    • 2 credit course : 1-5 trips - $367; 6-10 trips - $733

In addition, full time instructors will be eligible for mileage reimbursement or use of college vehicle, as well as meals and hotel costs for weekend courses.

  • Internship - $50 per credit per student
  • Independent Studies and Thesis - $1,035 per credit hour, pro-rated if below minimum numbers.

For further questions or assistance call Katie Logan (x2166 or logankm@potsdam.edu) or Tom Fuhr (x3089 or fuhrtw@potsdam.edu).