Submit a Course Proposal
Complete proposals are due by 4 p.m. on October 17, 2012.
The January Interterm Committee has four main criteria for course selection:
- Course proposals must be complete and clearly written. The Interterm Committee must understand what the course is about and how the instructor will organize it.
- Courses must be teachable within a reasonable time frame. Classes may be taught in one week or spread out over two or three weeks.
- You must demonstrate that you are qualified to teach your course, though teaching experience is not required.
- Appropriate classroom space must be available (and we cannot guarantee that it will be).
Course proposals don't need to be more than 300 words. In addition to the proposal, submit a short course description and a short personal statement that explains your qualifications for teaching your subject. Though we may edit it, your course description will be included on the interterm Web site course listing.
Students enrolled in classes are responsible for paying the instructor for any expenses for materials, photocopying or services necessary for the course. Instructors should estimate the cost per student so that we can include this cost in your course description. Be specific; tell us what the materials are and what each student will have to pay.
The stipend for a 10-hour course is $400. The stipend is paid per course. If more than one instructor will teach the course, the stipend will be split between the two instructors. Smith students and staff will receive their stipends through the payroll system.
Smith students' earnings for teaching an interterm course will not affect the financial aid award.
Smith staff who want to teach an interterm course during their normal work hours must make appropriate arrangements for vacation, personal time or nonpaid time off with their supervisor before submitting a proposal.