Every summer, some of UChicago’s best teaching talent can be found in the classroom with our own College students as well as academically talented high school and undergraduate students from around the world. Each fall, the Summer Session Office seeks course proposals for:
The new course proposal process for Summer 2022 will be announced in late Summer 2021.
To find out more about the course proposal process, contact Stephanie Friedman at firstname.lastname@example.org at any time. We also invite you to attend an information session on Summer 2021 teaching:
Thursday, October 8 – 4pm to 5pm via Zoom
UChicago faculty, senior lecturers and lecturers as well as external candidates are invited to propose courses for Summer Session. If selected, all candidates will need to be approved to teach by the appropriate academic department, the Dean of the College’s office, and the Provost’s office. PhD students are also welcome to submit a proposal.
For those on 9-month appointments, all Summer Session teaching is considered extra service, whether you are a postdoctoral fellow, lecturer, or faculty member. This means that it does not count towards contractual service obligations for lecturers, senior lecturers, and faculty. It does mean, however, that you will receive additional compensation for your teaching, above and beyond your annual salary or stipend. Those on 12-month appointments should consult with their department supervisor and HR staff regarding summer teaching, which may not be compensated as extra service.
Because they involve more contact hours, certain pre-college courses provide remuneration at a higher level than standard Summer Quarter undergraduate courses.
All Summer Session courses are taught in an intensive format, which means that they cover the amount of material usually covered in a ten-week quarter in a shorter amount of time, either three or five weeks. For more information, see the “Guide to Summer 2021 Course Proposals” document.