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Summer Session

Summer enrollment is generally lower than the regular academic year, so the number of faculty teaching during summer sessions is limited.  Therefore, faculty not returning for the academic year following a summer session generally will not be offered summer employment.  If a faculty member has signed a contract for summer teaching and resigns from Shepherd employment effective in August, the summer contract is terminable at the discretion of the University.  In summary, summer employment is dependent upon a faculty member fulfilling his or her contract for the academic year following the summer teaching assignment.

All appointments for faculty members teaching in the summer session are subject to rescission if the classes do not meet minimum enrollment requirements, as determined by the Provost/VPAA.

Courses with low enrollments (less than five (5) students) will be canceled by the close of business the day before the summer classes start in each session, subject to the following conditions.  If the enrollment is less than five (5), the instructor will be contacted by the respective College Dean or his/her designee and asked if he/she wants to teach the course on a per student basis (one-fifth of full rate per student, based on the student count at the conclusion of the add/drop period). The course will remain only if the instructor opts to teach the course on a pro-rated salary basis.  The College Deans will then notify the Registrar and the Provost/VPAA.  The Registrar will, after the 4:00 p.m. closing of registration on the first day, notify each College Dean of the courses with low enrollment.

Faculty members will be provided compensation for supervision of summer internships under the following conditions: