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Faculty FAQs for 2022 Summer Session

Please find the Academic Calendar for all Summer Session dates.

For Summer Session courses, faculty will be paid 9% of their base nine-month salary per course taught. Under-enrolled courses will generally be canceled unless deemed necessary. If, after signing the Summer Session teaching contract, enrollment subsequently decreases, the faculty is guaranteed the salary corresponding to the enrollment level when the faculty signed the contract. If enrollment subsequently increases, the faculty shall be compensated based on the increased enrollment.

No faculty is guaranteed a teaching assignment during the Summer Session. Summer Session course offerings and their staffing will be recommended by the academic unit’s Chair/Director, the relevant Dean, based on student/programmatic needs, in cooperation with City College. Criteria shall include interest, expertise, and experience required to teach the course.

No 9-month faculty can be required to teach during the Summer Session. Faculty on 12-month contracts (not including library faculty) are obligated to teach six credit hours each summer as a part of their regular contract, as detailed in Chapter 10 of the Faculty Handbook.

Faculty will be paid 3% of their base nine-month salary per credit hour taught, up to a maximum of two classes. In unique circumstances, requests for an exception to the maximum teaching load may be submitted to the relevant Dean.

Although this is extremely rare, required courses for majors cannot be offered solely during the Summer and Summer Sessions. As a result, Summer and Summer Session teaching should be considered as an additional / overload part of the faculty member's normal teaching responsibilities. Any exceptions to this rule must be approved by the relevant Chair/Director, relevant Dean, City College Dean, and the Provost.

Historically, faculty have used the time between the end of Spring Semester classes and the beginning of Fall Semester classes to perform work-related activities in the areas of scholarly/creative activity, updating/revising courses, and/or service. It is understood that faculty will continue these activities as needed, regardless of whether they teach during Summer Session.

Faculty members who do not teach during the Summer Session will not receive additional pay. Nine-month faculty members with non-teaching, Summer-related duties outside of their contract (including but not limited to program coordination, advising, etc.) may or may not be compensated by their respective college but those activities fall outside the regular Summer budget.

Members of the Ordinary Faculty have priority over Extraordinary Faculty for Summer Session appointments, unless a college or department needs to offer a course for which Ordinary Faculty lack expertise or are not available to teach.

Courses taught during Summer Session (including Maymester) cannot be counted in-load during the regular academic year.

Faculty teaching Summer session classes will be paid according to the Summer 2022 Faculty Payroll Schedule, which will be available in late February - early March.

In the event that a course needs to run and no full-time faculty are available or interested in teaching it, part-time faculty may teach up to a maximum of 9 credit hours for the Summer session.

The number of instructional minutes required is 700 per credit hour, regardless of session length, as reported to SACSCOC. For the College of Law, an additional 50 minutes is required per credit hour and is typically addressed by way of exams.

City College will notify Student Records and the relevant college about classes being cancelled no later than the first day of the Spring examination period.  Student Records will notify any affected students.

Yes, student evaluations are required for Summer courses, just like any other semester. The tool used will be up to the unit’s discretion, or what they have used in the past.

Please check with your department chair, or the chair of the SCLC, to be sure of the Loyola Core assessment processes and calendar required for your course. Either should be able to tell you what and how to submit necessary data.

Faculty should identify the textbooks for their courses and post them prior to the first day of registration for Summer Session, if not earlier, so that students know the total cost of the courses for which they are registering. The deadline for summer textbook adoptions is March 31, 2022.

Faculty will not be compensated for independent studies, thesis hours, dissertation hours, etcetera. In addition, these cannot be “bundled” together within a unit for payment related reasons.

Yes, FADs can receive compensation for teaching a class during Summer session. Please check on your particular contractual status with your supervisor.

Course Delivery Modes

Regardless of delivery mode, the University expects faculty to utilize the Learning Management System (currently Canvas). Faculty are required to use Canvas to track course grades and post the syllabus. At a minimum, other uses of Canvas may include these examples: using the system to track class attendance, post announcements, post assignments, or post readings or other course documents. 

All or most course activity is completed on campus / face-to-face, with required meetings on a regular schedule.  Some online or hybrid tools may be used.

Online activity is mixed with classroom meetings, replacing some, but not all required face-to-face instructional activities. When the technologies used for education and communication outside the classroom are used to supplant some, but not all face-to-face instruction, reducing the time actually spent in the classroom, the result is a blended/hybrid classroom course.

For example, if a course traditionally meets in a classroom three times per week, a hybrid version might use online sessions to replace one or two of the traditional weekly classroom sessions or to focus face-to-face sessions on laboratory, assignments, recitations, or project work.

Note: all hybrid classes should allow students who are unable to attend to participate, as well, either synchronously or asynchronously. Exams may be delivered in person, online asynchronously, or online synchronously, with accommodations for students who are unable to participate in person.

Also note: hyflex may fall under this category – in-class activities are simultaneously broadcast online for students who choose to participate remotely. 

At least some of the course activity is completed online in a synchronous manner, with required sessions on a regular schedule. Remote courses eliminate geography as a factor in the relationship between the student and the institution. These courses primarily engage students through Zoom and Canvas and mirror traditional face-to-face courses, though the instructor and students are not in a physical classroom. Remote courses may incorporate some asynchronous elements, but a substantive portion of the class should be delivered synchronously.

Note: all remote classes should allow students who are unable to attend to participate asynchronously. This can be accomplished by, for example, recording lectures and posting them online for later review. Exams may be delivered online asynchronously or online synchronously. Attendance may be required in synchronous courses. 

All course activity is done online; there are no required face-to-face sessions and no requirements for on-campus or synchronous activity. Online courses eliminate geography as a factor in the relationship between the student and the institution. They consist entirely of online elements that facilitate the three critical student interactions: with content, the instructor, and other students. While these courses may appeal to on-campus students, they are designed to meet the needs of students who do not have effective access to campus. They may reside near the campus, or they may reside quite a distance away in other states or even in other countries. Exams are delivered online asynchronously.