Division of Continuing and Global Education
Why Teach an Intersession Class?
Proposing a Course
- Consult with your Department Chair about the course you wish to offer
- Complete the Course Proposal Form (or Volunteer Course Proposal) via AdobeSign, including the Department Chair and Dean signatures. AdobeSign will automatically route to deisgnated individuals and finally to the Division of Continuing and Global Education.
- If needed, follow up on the progress of the form with Deni Dukic (firstname.lastname@example.org), at 278.0333 or email email@example.com
Changes to Your Course
If changes need to be made to your class following your Dean’s final approval, please contact Deni Dukic to implement the changes. Some changes may require the proposal to go through the approval process again.
Textbook orders for Winter Intersession should be placed directly by each instructor to the Kennel Bookstore by October 14, 2022.
Marketing Your Intersession Course
The Division of Continuing and Global Education will list the course information on the CGE website. Campus emails will be distributed to Fresno State students notifying them of Intersession.
Digital posters will be distributed to each Intersession instructor; we encourage faculty to share these posters as needed.
The enthusiasm of the individual instructor, however, is what actually convinces students to enroll. Please know the “target audience” for your class and promote it to those potential students. Tell students in your current classes about your Intersession class, and ask your colleagues to mention your Intersession class to their students as well.
Student Registration Information
Student registration information will be available online beginning October 17, 2022. For list of courses, please click HERE.
Each instructor will be contacted via email to apprise them of the current enrollment in their class. Once you commit to teach the course, you are required to continue despite any decreases in enrollment. Students may continue to enroll through the first day of class if your class was declared a "go."
All Go/No-Go decisions will be made by November 17, 2022. Students may check online on November 18 to see the list of available classes.
The Intersession fee is $305 per unit.
Fees for Winter Intersession are due on November 14, 2022. For courses that still have openings, Immediate Pay Registration begins and runs November 18 - December 28, 2022.
The deadline for submitting Winter Intersession grades online is January 18, 2023. Use the self-service grade posting through the Faculty Center on My Fresno State. Instructions for submitting grades on-line are available through the Center for Faculty Excellence.
End Of Course Evaluations
Intersession course evaluations are handled by the department offices. Not all departments require evaluations for intersession classes. Please contact your department office for more information.
What Types of Courses Can Be Taught During Intersession?
Courses listed in the California State University, Fresno General Catalog may be offered during Intersession. Instructors are encouraged to offer General Education courses at the lower and upper division levels. Departments with high impact classes can take advantage of Intersession to offer additional sections. Please do not propose duplicate sections of the same course. Courses that require great amounts of writing or numerous lab hours may not fit into a condensed time frame.
Special Topics or elective courses allow faculty to offer a wide variety of course topics, current issues and share recent research. Be creative in your selection of class title and description so students will want to take part in your unique class.
At the direction of the faculty serving on the Writing Competency Subcommittee, UDWR courses must meet for a 6-week minimum. To comply, CGE will not accept W courses proposed for Winter or Spring Intersession.
Faculty members wishing to teach an Intersession class are requested to contact the department chair to discuss department needs. All Intersession course proposals must have the approval of the department chair and dean.
CGE encourages the submission of proposals for Intersession courses to be offered at the Visalia Campus location at the College of Sequoias.
Class Format and Contact Hours
Winter Intersession 2022 allows for 14 days of instruction, plus weekends if needed. Courses may be offered face-to-face, online or as a hybrid. The specific minimum numbers of contact hours required for a class are as follows:
- 1 unit of credit — 15 contact hours (typically meets 3 hours per day for 5 days)
- 2 units of credit — 30 contact hours (typically meets 3 hours per day for 10 day)
- 3 units of credit — 45 contact hours (typically meets 3 hours per day for 14 days)
- 4 units of credit — 60 contact hours (typically meets 4.5 hours per day for 14 days)
Winter Intersession instructors must use the HERO ordering system to document required course materials and textbooks. Information must be submitted by October 14, 2022. Contact the Kennel Bookstore Course Materials department at 559.278.4278 with any questions.
In an effort to conserve campus resources, classrooms may be limited to designated buildings, most likely the Music, Speech Arts and Education buildings. Faculty will be notified if the requested classroom or lab is not available.
Faculty members will be paid via the Division of Continuing and Global Education Salary Schedule, CSU Class Code 2322. Salary is based on faculty rank and class enrollment. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a salary schedule.
Faculty teaching courses through the Division of Continuing and Global Education must be in compliance with the 125% workload limit.