Faculty Proposals

Guidelines for Proposing Winter and Summer Courses

  1. Download the course proposal form; the form is a fillable Word document.
  2. Complete the proposal, save it to your drive, and then send it as an attachment to page@mtholyoke.edu.

Types of Courses Offered

Non-credit Course:
Not an academic topic and/or does not meet frequently enough to warrant credit and/or does not have an evaluative component and/or is not academically rigorous. Winter.

One-credit Course:
Is academically rigorous and as appropriate for the subject matter includes quizzes, a test, and a final paper, project, or exam. Winter.

Two-credit Course:
Is academically rigorous and as appropriate for the subject matter includes quizzes, a test, a paper, and a final paper, project, or exam. Winter and Summer.

Four-credit Course:
Is academically rigorous and as appropriate for the subject matter includes quizzes, a test, a paper, and a final paper, project, or exam. Summer. 

See current course listing for examples of course schedules, credits, descriptions, etc.

Winter Session

Tuesday January 3 - Friday January 20, 2017

In general, please schedule regular class meetings for the entire time span.

For one-credit winter classes:
If the class spans ten (10) days, then it should meet three days a week for 105 minutes (1.75 hours) each day in either the morning or afternoon for a total of six (6) meetings.

For two-credit winter classes:
If the class spans ten (10) days, then it should meet at least four (4) days a week for three (3) hours each day in either the morning or afternoon for  a total of eight (8) meetings.

Summer Sessions

Summer Session 1 –  Tuesday May 30 - Friday, July 7, 2017  
(Monday & Tuesday July 3-4 are holidays)

Summer Session 2 – Monday July 10 - Friday August 11, 2017

Two and Four-Credit Summer Classes

  • Two-credit summer classes are half academic courses compressed into a 5-week session.
  • Four-credit summer classes are full academic classes compressed into a 5-week session.
Course When Offered Classroom Time Evaluation In-class Content
Non-credit Winter Varies None required Varied
1-credit
Winter January 10-day span: Meets 3 days a week for 1.75 hours in morning or afternoon. Quizzes, test, final paper, project, or exam Academically rigorous
2-credit
Winter, Summer January 10-day span: Meets 4 days a week for 3 hours in morning or afternoon.  Summer Half academic course compressed into a 5-week session. Quizzes, tests, paper, and final paper, project, and/or exam Academically rigorous
4-credit
Summer Full academic course compressed into a 5-week session. Quizzes, tests, paper, and final paper, project, and/or exam Academically rigorous