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Winter Session 

 Frequently Asked Questions for Faculty  



1. How many courses may faculty teach?
Faculty may teach up to two courses as approved by their chairperson and dean.

2. May a department offer more than one section of the same course?

3. How must courses be taught?
All courses must be taught online or off-campus.  No course will meet on-campus.

4. What are the dates for winter session?
Classes begin Wednesday, December 17, 2014, and end Tuesday, January 13, 2015.

5. May a class be cancelled?
In accordance with a local agreement between APSCUF and Management, course enrollments should be reviewed by the faculty member and dean one week before the start of Winter Session...December 10.  If the enrollment in the class falls below the target of 6 students, the faculty member or dean may cancel the course.  If the class is cancelled, the office of Academic Records & Summer School should be notified immediately and a Master Class Schedule Layout sheet approved by the chairperson and dean should be submitted to the Office of Academic Records.

The department cancelling the class should then notify the students that their class has been cancelled.

6. When are grades due?
Grades are due by noon,
Thursday, January 15, 2015.

7. What is the drop/add deadline for Winter Session courses?
Students may drop and add classes until Thursday, December 18, 2014 through MySRU or by calling the office of Academic Records at 724-738-2010.  Faculty should refer students who wish to drop all classes (only through the second day of classes - December 18, 2014) to the office of Academic Records.

8. What is the withdrawal deadline (grade of “W”) for a Winter Session course?
The withdrawal deadline is Monday, January 5, 2015. 

9. If a student wishes to withdraw from my course, what must I do to facilitate his/her withdrawal?
The student must notify you via SRU email of their intention to withdraw from your course no later than January 5, 2015  You, in turn, must send an email to by January 5, 2015, notifying the Academic Records staff that the student wishes to withdraw, and the last date the student participated in the class.  A student will not be withdrawn until the faculty member has supplied the last date of attendance/participation to Academic Records.

10. How will my salary be computed and when will I be paid?
Once the Academic Records staff returns to work on January 5, 2015, you will receive an email asking you to identify any student who has not attended your class. Once these students are dropped, the deans’ administrative assistants will compute the total tuition revenue for your online class(es) and will complete an Article 27 payment form by January 9. You will receive 2/3’s the tuition revenue up to 125% of your overload rate. Once the Article 27 form has been signed by the faculty member, chairperson, Dean & Provost, it will be sent to payroll. There are no Article 42 payments made for online courses paid via Article 27. If you are supervising interns in the winter, you will be paid in accordance with the university’s local agreement with APSCUF.  This agreement compensates internship supervisors at the rate of one (1) week of pay for every 23 credits of internship they supervise. If all the paperwork has been completed and submitted to the Payroll Office by January 23, faculty will be paid by February 6, 2015.  Paperwork received after January 23rd will be paid on the next available paydate.

11. Who do I contact if I or any of my students have problems logging onto MySRU or D2L?
Telephone: 724-738-4357 (Monday - Friday, 8:00am EST - 4:00pm EST)
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12. Should I plan on holding classes on Christmas, New Year's Day, and/or weekends?
Students are welcome to work on their studies any time they wish; however, faculty members should not require assignments to be due, or to schedule learning activities, on holidays or weekends.

Get ahead. Stay ahead. Put your semester break to good use. Take Winter Session classes at SRU.

Winter Session

Dec. 17 - Jan. 13

Choose from more than 110 online courses.

Earn up to 7 credits in less than a month!