What are the dates for Winter Session?
Monday, Nov. 30 – Friday, Dec. 18, 2020. Your Dean and the Office of the Provost must approve exceptions for courses that run outside of these 3 weeks.
How is Winter Session being taught?
Almost all of our Winter Session courses are being conducted online or remotely. There may be some labs or some other experiential learning opportunities available in person on campus.
What is the exception process for face-to-face courses?
If a department would like to propose an exception to teach a course face-to-face in Winter Session, exceptions must be submitted by the Deans in a shared Box File. The link for this Box File will be shared with the Deans. The Office of the Provost will review these exceptions on a case by case basis and will notify the Dean of approval or non-approval for all exceptions for face-to-face Winter Session courses.
I would like to teach a course during Winter Session; what do I do?
Which faculty and instructors are eligible to teach during Winter Session?
All faculty and instructors are eligible to teach during Winter Session, but no faculty or instructor is guaranteed a teaching assignment.
Are faculty and instructors required to teach during Winter Session?
No. Teaching during Winter Session is completely voluntary.
May I request that my Winter Session course assignment be counted as part of my academic year’s load?
No. This is based on the fact that Winter Session is a self-supported model.
What is the compensation plan for Winter Session?
Per Collective Bargaining Agreement 13.650, the rate of pay for Winter Session classes is $1,100 per credit.
Do Graduate Assistants receive compensation during Winter Session?
Yes. The pay would be the same as faculty and instructors. Per Collective Bargaining Agreement 13.650, the rate of pay for Winter Session classes is $1,100 per credit.
Cost for Students
How much does Winter Session cost for students?
The Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education has set a fee of $250 per credit ($750 for a 3-credit course) for UM-Mountain Campus courses and $125 per credit for Missoula College courses. This Winter Session fee will be added to your spring 2021 bill.
What are the student payment deadlines for Winter Session?
When does registration for Winter Session open?
How do I create an Online Course? What is the timeline?
UMOnline provides instructional design and media services to support faculty in developing online courses. Course development should start a semester in advance whenever possible. For more information about support and services, please see the UMOnline Instructional Design website.
What is the deadline for canceling a Winter Session course?
Colleges should give no less than a three-week notice (Nov. 9, 2020 deadline) when canceling a Winter Session course.
Will course evaluations be required?
No, but they are strongly encouraged. Per the Collective Bargaining Agreement, course evaluations are required for Spring and Fall, but not for Winter or Summer.
Student Information for Reference
Where do students find a listing of courses being offered during Winter Session?
How do students search for a Winter Session course and find more information about it?
- Click on the Course Search to browse classes beginning the last week of September.
- Select “Spring Semester 2021” term from the drop-down menu.
- Click “Continue”
- Select “Winter Session” from the “Part of Term” option.
- Click “Search”
All Winter Session courses will be returned in the results. Note: you can narrow down your search by selecting additional options within the “Part of Term” and “Online/Attendance Method” options.
How many credits can students register for during Winter Session?
The choice will ultimately be the students, but we advise that students take no more than one course during this three-week time frame.