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School of Design + Construction Policies + Procedures

5.4 Summer Session Course RFP

What:  The SDC is committed to delivering courses during summer session that have been designated in the curriculum as required. Those courses will be identified by the leadership team each year and faculty interested in teaching should submit a brief proposal to be considered according to the format and deadline indicated below.  Proposals for summer courses considered as electives (which benefit students and faculty alike) may also be considered.  The leadership team will work to support as many viable courses as possible bearing in mind available resources, facilities limitations, and redundancies, and will make recommendations in conjunction with the director.  The director makes final decisions regarding delivery and staffing of all summer courses.

Due:  Proposals will be due according to the type below (submit to academic program manager):

  • Proposals that involve faculty-led, international summer travel are due by May 1 for the following summer (e.g. for a summer 2021 course). All faculty-led, international summer travel courses must work with International Programs if approved. The deadline to develop a summer study abroad course through International Programs at WSU is July 1.
  • All other proposals are due by March 16 for the upcoming summer (2020)

Eligibility? All SDC faculty are eligible to submit a proposal.

Format:  Please provide a brief proposal as indicated below:

Required Courses:

  • Indicate the course(s) you are interested in teaching and your ability to meet defined learning outcomes through your projected delivery approach.
  • Any and all special needs for the course: (classroom size/location; technical support, etc.).
  • Are you willing to deliver based on a negotiated salary if the course does not have enough students to fully finance faculty salary and benefits (i.e. “to make”)?
  • Other information you would like considered as part of your request?

Elective Courses:

  • Proposed summer session (see https://summer.wsu.edu/ for session dates)
  • Course prefix, number, title, credits, meeting days per week, and hours per meeting
  • Minimum and maximum enrollment limits and deadlines
  • Brief justification for the proposed course (why should this be delivered?).
  • Synopsis of the course and a week-by-week outline of class topics, readings, etc.
  • Course method(s): lecture; studio/making; design-build; computation; data analysis; group projects; other) and course format: (seminar; lecture; workshops; other)
  • Any and all special needs for the course: (classroom size/location; technical support, etc.).
  • Market for the course: (who are your target audiences, how do you intend to recruit?)
  • Are you willing to deliver based on a negotiated salary if the course does not have enough students to fully finance faculty salary and benefits (i.e. “to make”)?

Notification:  All decisions will be announced by March 31