Academic Affairs FAQs

Topic: Course Schedules

As a reminder, we have 2=two primary parts of term (POT) for summer.

  • PH Extended Session: 6/3/24 – 8/9/24. This POT is for courses with section numbers 70-89
  • PH Summer: 6/3/24 – 7/26/24. This POT is for courses with section numbers 01-32 and 90-92

See the attachment for the Course Schedule (downloads an Excel file).

There is no finals week during the summer term.

Here are the dates for Drop/Add, Withdrawals, and Final Grades Due.

School Term Part of Term Description Start Term (First day of classes) End Term 100% Refund/ Last Day to Add Online 75% Refund 50% REFUND 25% REFUND/Last Day to Drop w/o record Final Grades Due For All Students
PH 202420 SPH PH-8 week Summer (Summer PH) 6/3/2024 7/26/2024 6/10/2024 6/17/2024 6/24/2024 7/1/2024 8/11/2024
PH 202420 SP5 PH-10 week Summer (PH Extended) 6/3/2024 8/9/2024 6/10/2024 6/17/2024 6/24/2024 7/1/2024 8/11/2024
PH 202420 SP3 PH Early Intercession 5/20/2024 5/31/2024 5/21/2024 5/22/2024 5/23/2024 5/24/2024 6/22/2024
PH 202420 PDI PH Dietetic Internship 5/20/2024 6/21/2024 5/24/2024 5/28/2024 6/5/2024 6/11/2024 6/23/2024
PH 202420 AB1 PH Abroad Term 1 5/20/2024 8/9/2024 N/A N/A N/A N/A 8/11/2024
Topic: Live Sessions

Our online program is lightly blended. The emphasis is online learning with some live sessions to provide in-person instruction. For online learning, students access course learning materials, resources, and assignments online through Canvas. During live sessions, students have face-to-face interactions with their instructors and peers.
 
These are the goals for the number of live sessions in a course:

  • 8-week courses – minimum of 6 live sessions
  • 10-week course – minimum of 7 live sessions
  • 15/16-week courses – minimum of 10 live sessions

One of the advantages of an online program is flexibility, allowing students to engage with course content and complete assignments at their own pace, within specified deadlines. Therefore, the policy has been that live sessions are recorded and are not mandatory.  However, there may be times as an instructor when you want to use the live session for a graded course assignment. For example, using a live session for oral presentations or a debate.  To provide this flexibility, we have updated the attendance policy for online courses to allow for some live sessions to be required.
 
If you decide to require some of your live sessions please note:

  1. No more than 1/3 of the live sessions scheduled can be required
  2. You must specify the required live session dates in the syllabus presented on the first day of the class
  3. If a student cannot attend the live session, you must provide an alternative assignment so they can earn the points

Below is the attendance policy for online courses that must be included in your syllabus:

OPTION 1 – with required live sessions

Live sessions in online learning are essential for creating an interactive and effective learning environment. They allow students to interact with instructors and their peers in real-time, which fosters a sense of community and makes the learning experience more dynamic and enriching. Students can ask questions, seek clarification, and participate in discussions, which helps them to understand the material better and to connect with other learners. Live sessions also enable instructors to review challenging concepts and discuss practical applications, which helps students to apply their knowledge to the real world.  

The following live sessions: on X dates/times, are mandatory. During these live, synchronous sessions, we will complete class assignments that are a part of your grade, and attendance at the session is expected. If you are unable to attend the session, please notify your instructor in advance to discuss alternative assignment options. For all other live sessions, attendance will not be graded, however, you are responsible for all the content covered. All live sessions are recorded.

OPTION 2 – without required live sessions

Live sessions in online learning are essential for creating an interactive and effective learning environment. They allow students to interact with instructors and their peers in real-time, which fosters a sense of community and makes the learning experience more dynamic and enriching. Students can ask questions, seek clarification, and participate in discussions, which helps them to understand the material better and to connect with other learners. Live sessions also enable instructors to review challenging concepts and discuss practical applications, which helps students apply their knowledge to the real world.  Attendance at lie sessions will not be graded, however, you are responsible for all the content covered.  All live sessions are recorded.