Winter Session — Frequently Asked Questions from Departments, Chairs, and Faculty
Winter Session 2024 Timeline & FAQs
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Frequently Asked Questions
- General Information
- Proposal Process
- Student Fees & Registration
- Online Course Development Support
- Faculty Assignments, Contracts, & Compensation
- Additional Information
Winter Session courses will be administered by SDSU Global Campus, in partnership with the academic colleges, Academic Affairs, and Enrollment Services.
Winter Session courses will run from Dec. 14, 2023 through Jan. 11, 2024.
We plan to offer all Winter Session 2024 courses fully online via Canvas, which will allow students the maximum amount of time to complete course work.
Winter Session is available to current SDSU students, high school graduates, non-SDSU students, and working professionals.
Yes. International students from other institutions need to maintain their visa status at their home institution and meet the SDSU TOEFL requirement.
An important strategic goal of Winter Session is to increase graduation rates. With this in mind, colleges and departments should consider courses that would be reasonable to deliver within the compressed time-frame and help students in attaining their completion objectives. We recommend that courses with prerequisites are not offered during the winter term.
Based on the responses from students who participated in Winter Session, we suggest considering the following types of courses:
- General Education Lower-Division Foundation courses
- General Education Upper-Division Explorations courses
- Courses critical for the major and/or to achieve upper-division standing
Additionally, instructors proposing courses for Winter Session 2024 need to have offered the course fully online in a previous term.
There are no limits to the number of courses a department may offer. Decisions should be made by the department based on student needs.
You’ll need to submit a Winter Session Course Section Request Form Please note that all proposals will require signatures from the Department Chair, College budget analyst (to verify overload limits), and the College Dean prior to submission to SDSU Global Campus. Proposals should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit your proposals no later than Friday, Sept. 30, 2022.
Student Fees and Registration
Winter Session fees are currently $300 per unit. Please note that this price may be subject to change.
Tuition waivers and discounts are not available.
No separate financial aid is available for Winter Session. However, students may be able to apply a portion of their fall and/or spring disbursements toward Winter Session tuition. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for any FA related questions.
Registration is set to open on Oct. 31. Please visit neverstoplearning.net/wintersession for the latest information.
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Yes, but we recommend that courses requiring prerequisites not be offered during Winter Session. SDSU Global Campus registration cannot check or enforce prerequisites.
Students are allowed to register for a maximum of 3 units during Winter Session.
Yes. Wait lists will be first come, first served. We cannot adjust student placement on the waitlist, jump students ahead, or verify their completion of prerequisites or work toward their major.
No. When registration opens, any interested students will be able to register on a first come, first served basis.
Online Course Development Support
For Winter Session 2024, only courses that have already been converted for online delivery and taught previously by the same instructor will be considered.
SDSU Global Campus has instructional designers prepared to work with faculty to guide the online course development process and assist in mapping course curriculum to fit the three-week term.
Faculty Assignments, Contracts, & Compensation
Faculty will be paid according to the Special Sessions 2322 salary schedule based on enrollment, course units, and faculty rank. Example: An associate professor teaching a 3-unit course with 20 students would receive $2,790/unit, or $8,370.
For enrollments exceeding 25, an additional $100 per student would be added to the pay. In the example above, the associate professor teaching 30 students would receive an additional $500, or $8,870.
Enrollment limits should be identified in the program proposal process and approved by the Department Chair and Dean. No course is to exceed 50 students.
Every effort will be made to offer all approved courses once the schedule is posted. Any decisions regarding viability will be made in collaboration with the faculty, department, and SDSU Global Campus Program Directors. Viability dates for Winter Session 2023 will be announced soon. Faculty may opt to set a minimum enrollment in their proposal documents.
SDSU Global Campus will prepare and send all Winter Session 2023 contracts. Send dates will be provided soon.
Faculty pay will be processed immediately following the end of Winter Session. We anticipate that instructors will receive compensation within 4 to 6 weeks.
Grades will be due by 11 p.m. on Jan. 12, 2024 to allow time for student records to update prior to the start of the spring semester.
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