- The departmental chair and the UGAC decide the assignment of funded summer courses. The general principles to be applied in reaching a decision are (in the order they are stated): i. department need; ii. likelihood of course reaching required minimum enrollment (based on enrollment during previous academic years and summers, length of waiting lists); iii. offering of core courses that have been not taught yet during the summer.
- Rotation among the faculty willing to teach summer courses is done within each program and is supervised by the chair and UGAC.
- When more than one faculty member is willing to teach a summer course, the assignment is done in the light of previous year’s summer teaching appointments only (i.e. the fact that a faculty member did not teach summer courses for several years places her/him on the top of rotation for one year only).
- Prioritization should be based on the following additional principles:
a) Summer teaching assignments are offered on a rotation basis to ensure that courses are shared by all full-time faculty members who wish to teach.
b) Faculty members must have taught the course successfully during the regular academic year.
c) No faculty member may expect to teach the course of his/her choice each time.
d) If the course for any reason does not fill, the faculty member stays on the top of the rotation for the next year, but is expected to offer a different course or the same course in a different format, or in a different term.
e) In consultation with the EC, the chair and UGAC can suggest alterations to the rotation order if unforeseen circumstances arise.
f) Tenure-track faculty members are not allowed to teach a summer course during the same summer when they are using their research summer stipend. However, they will preserve their position in the rotation for the next year.
- If funds are available and all full-time faculty members have been accommodated, Ph.D.students may be allowed to teach summer courses, provided: i. they are in good standing and making regular progress towards degree; ii. they have been on a GPTI appointment; iii. they have taught the course successfully during the regular academic year. The same prioritization criteria apply as for regular faculty.
- This rotation policy applies to both regular and online courses.