Policies and Procedures
Who Can Teach?
Intersession class instruction is open to regular and adjunct faculty members and graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) approved by their department. Interested instructors are encouraged to contact their department head for specific course needs or guidelines.
Instructors are asked to provide the building and room number of the classroom they would like to use for intersession. In most cases, it is possible to schedule the requested room. Keep in mind that it may be necessary to change the location of your class based on enrollment capacity or availability of space during the intersession period. Room Scheduling, in the Facilities Department, has the final say on room assignments. If a room must be changed, K-State Global Campus will notify both the instructor and the students by email. In addition, the webpage information will be changed to reflect the new room.
It is recommended that if a room is changed, the instructor should place a sign on the old room's door directing students to the new room on the first day or two of class.
Rosters and Grade Reporting
Rosters and grade reports will be done in KSIS. The same process will be used as for all other classes. If a student does not appear on your roster, ask the student if he or she registered/enrolled for the class.
Changes to Your Course/Class
If changes need to be made to your class, please contact Jo Maseberg-Tomlinson at email@example.com to implement the changes. In some cases, such as changes in instructor payment method, starting or ending dates, or credit level, the class will have to go through the approval process again. Other changes, such as materials fees, do not require reapprovals.
If you indicate that a textbook is required for your class, you will be contacted directly by the Campus Bookstore. They will ensure that the correct textbook materials are ordered for your class.
Board of Regents Guidelines
Class Requirements and Credit
Detailed information about Board of Regents guidelines for class development is available on their website.
The specific minimum numbers of contact hours required for a class are as follows:
- 1 credit hour – 12.5 hours
- 2 credit hours – 25.0 hours
- 3 credit hours – 37.5 hours
Only 1 hour of credit can be offered in one week; therefore, a 3-credit-hour class must be offered over three weeks. A week is defined as Sunday through Saturday.
Classes numbered 000-499 are offered for undergraduate credit. Classes numbered 500-799 are offered for both graduate and undergraduate credit. Classes numbered 800-999 are offered for graduate credit.
January and May intersession grades are due within five business/weekdays after the completion of the class. Grading is done in KSIS just like all other classes.
August intersession exception: August intersession grades are due at the end of the semester grade processing date, which may occur prior to the five-day policy.
If grades are not submitted by this date, the grades will be automatically changed to Not Reported (NR).
Each instructor will receive email notification to check the current enrollment in their class(s) prior to the start of intersession.
If the class is above the minimum enrollment indicated on the compensation agreement, the class will automatically be considered a "Go." If the number of enrollments is close to the minimum, the instructor will be consulted as to what he or she would like to do. Options include canceling the class at that time, waiting additional time so that a concerted marketing effort can be done by the instructor or running the class with fewer students. Enrollment is permitted until the first day of class, so the figures available at the beginning may not reflect the actual enrollment. If the enrollment is very low, the class will be canceled at that time.
Students will be notified by email if their class is cancelled.