Wintersession Course Proposals for 2019 (Academic Year 2018-2019) will be due via online application by 11:59pm on Monday, February 26, 2018. Faculty may (temporarily) submit proposals as an incomplete application, and may return to the form to edit and complete applications until the deadline; no proposals will be reviewed until after the deadline has passed.

Proposals will include the following items:

  • A tentative course syllabus, including:
    • A general course description, with a sense of your pedagogical approach and the types of assessments you might use
    • Why the Wintersession timeframe is particularly useful for your course
    • A sampling of the materials upon which you will be drawing
    • Any particular resources needed or space considerations
    • How students will fulfill the required number of hours of work in- and outside the classroom (the minimum for a full-credit course is 180 hours in and outside of the classroom, typically including 48 hours of in-class contact)
    • How the course will enhance your department’s curriculum
  • A letter of support from your program/department chair
    • Faculty who teach during Wintersession are compensated in the form of trading a semester course. Department chairs must authorize your teaching in Wintersession in exchange for a course in a subsequent term. If you are the chair of your department, please explain how you will trade your course.
  • A budget
    • Up to $4,000 in course development funds will be available. Additional resources are available for online course development. Please detail any expenses related to the development of your course.

Wintersession Destination Courses
Faculty applying for a GELT grant to offer a destination Wintersession course must complete the supplemental questions at the end of the Wintersession proposal; there is no separate GELT application for Wintersession destination courses.

The destination course supplement includes:

  • Your CV
  • Country security information
  • Statement of experience in the host country
  • Travel component rationale
  • Student eligibility and application process
  • Program budget for the travel component
  • Host country letter of support

Course Proposal System
Faculty whose courses are approved for Wintersession 2019 must submit the course syllabus to the Banner Course Proposal System by June 1, 2018.

Confirming Active Courses

Courses with fewer than 10 enrolled students may be canceled. Faculty will be notified after registration closes on December 1.