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 18, 2013, and end Tuesday, January 14, 2014.
5. When are grades due?
Grades are due by noon, Thursday, January 16, 2014.
6. What is the drop/add deadline for Winter Session courses?
Students may drop and add classes until Thursday, December 19, 2013 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 19, 2013) to the office of Academic Records.
7. What is the withdrawal deadline (grade of “W”) for a Winter Session course?
The withdrawal deadline is Monday, January 6, 2014.
8. 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 6, 2014 You, in turn, must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 6, 2014, 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 A student will not be withdrawn until the faculty member has supplied the last date of attendance/participation to Academic Records.
9. How will my salary be computed and when will I be paid?
Once the Academic Records staff returns to work on January 2, 2014, 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 class and will complete an Article 27 payment form January 7. 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 all paperwork has been completed and submitted to payroll by January 27, faculty will be paid by February 7, 2014.
10. Who do I contact if I or any of my students have problems logging onto D2L?
Monday - Friday, 8:00amEST - 4:00pmEST
Email Support: email@example.com
After Hours, Weekends, and Holidays
Support Ticket: Website
11. 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.