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 In planning your course, please note that our programs serve pre-college, visiting, and JHU undergraduate audiences. All course proposals must be submitted to your sponsoring department.


Please submit Intersession and B’More course proposals to your sponsoring department. Please be sure to include the following items:


Please submit Summer course proposals to your department. Please be sure to include the following items:


List of Johns Hopkins University Undergraduate Departments, Programs, and Centers

Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Engineering Departments

Intersession 2020 Course Timeline

Intersession 2020 Course/Schedule Maintenance Timeline:

• Friday, September 13th – Deadline to submit new course forms and schedule change forms for Intersession by 4:00PM. Any form submitted after 4:30 PM on 9/13 will be processed, but the course may not be on the course proofs that the Registrar’s Office sends to departments.
Schedule Change Request and New Course Request forms are available online at:

• Friday, September 20th – CLSS closes to coordinators for making changes to Intersession 2020. Intersession 2020 schedule changes made in CLSS need to be submitted to workflow by 4:00 PM. If your department does not submit to workflow, ASEN Scheduling ( will do it for you. Therefore, please make sure you are making your Intersession 2020 course updates in CLSS.

• Monday, September 23rd – CLSS opens for the Office of Summer & Intersession Programs to review and approve all Intersession courses.

• Friday, September 27th – CLSS closes to Office of Summer Programs at end of the day.

• Monday, September 30th – The Office of Summer and Intersession will be notified instructors of approved courses and request that they submit any missing courses details to their Sponsoring department.

• Monday October 14th – Deadline for Instructors to submit any missing course details to their sponsoring department.

Monday, October 14th – Proofs distributed to Departments from ASEN Scheduling

• Friday, October 18th – Corrected Proofs due back to ASEN Scheduling

After this date sponsoring departments must submit all missing course details or course changes to ASEN Scheduling. Please submit all changes using the Schedule Change Request forms. These forms are available online at:

• Monday, November 4th – Intersession 2020 view on SIS (

• Monday, November 11th – Intersession 2020 Room Assignments distributed

• Friday, November 15th – Room assignments relocation requests due back to Registrar

• Monday, December 2nd– Intersession 2020 Registration begins

• January 6-January 24– Class Session Dates




Summer 2020 Class Block Schedule

The Summer Block Schedule is published by the Office of the Registrar. Its purpose is to optimize classroom space and provide broad access to General Pool classrooms.

Summer 2020 Block Schedule, Summer Term

UnitsDaysTime Block 1Time Block 2Time Block 3Program Year
3 CreditsMWF9:00 -11:30 a.m.1:00 - 3:30 p.m.5:00 - 7:30 p.m.2020
3 CreditsMTWTh9:00 - 10:55 a.m.1:00 - 2:55 p.m.5:00 - 6:55 p.m.2020
3 CreditsMTWThF9:00 - 10:30 a.m.1:00 - 2:30 p.m.5:00 - 5:30 p.m.2020
3 CreditsTTh9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.1:00 - 4:45 p.m.5:00 - 8:45 p.m.2020
3 CreditsMW9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.1:00 - 4:45 p.m.5:00 - 8:45 p.m.2020
4 CreditsMWF9:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.1:00 - 4:20 p.m.5:00 - 8:20 p.m.2020
4 CreditsMTWThF9:00 - 11:30 a.m.1:00 - 3:30 p.m.5:00 - 7:30 p.m.2020
4 CreditsMTWTh9:00 -11:00 a.m.1:00 - 3:00 p.m.5:00 - 7:00 p.m.2020

ProgramDaysTime BlockNotes: Program Year
Summer IntensiveMTWThF 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.Two-Week SessionsLunch/Study Break: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.2020
Summer InstituteMTWThF 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.One-Week SessionsLunch/Study Break: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.2020
Summer Academy (Morning)MTWThF9:00 - 11:30 a.m.Two-Week Sessions2020
Summer Academy (Afternoon)MTWThF1:00 - 3:30 p.m.Two-Week Sessions2020

Future Summer Program Dates (Subject to Change)

SessionFirst DayLast Day 
First SessionTuesday, May 26, 2021Friday, June 25, 2021
Second SessionMonday, June 30, 2021Friday, July 30, 2021
Eight-Week Online CoursesMonday, June 6, 2021Friday, July 30, 2021
10-Week Online SessionTuesday, May 25, 2021Friday, July 30, 2021

SessionFirst DayLast DayProgram
First SessionTuesday, May 25, 2021Friday, June 25, 2021Summer Term
Second SessionMonday, June 28, 2021Friday, July 30, 2021Summer Term
Two-Week Session IMonday, June 21, 2021Friday, July 2, 2021Summer Institute
Summer Academy
Two-Week Session IIMonday, July 5, 2021Friday, July 16, 2021Summer Institute
Summer Academy
Two-Week Session IIIFriday, July 19, 2021Friday, July 30, 2021Summer Institute
Summer Academy
One-Week Session IMonday, June 21, 2021Friday, June 25, 2021Summer Institute
One-Week Session IIMonday, July 19, 2021Friday, July 23, 2021Summer Institute
One-Week Session IIIMonday, July 26, 2021Friday, July 30, 2021Summer Institute

Intersession Weather Related Information

Intersession Only




The University normally makes decisions regarding weather-related closures and delays by 6 AM.  Please check the University’s home page and your email for the official Announcement. Due to accreditation, each course must meet a minimum of 15 instructional hours for a 1-credit course and 30 instructional hours for a 2-credit course. Lab courses are 30 instructional hours for a 1-credit course. Should the cancellation/delay cause you to fall under the minimum, please schedule a make-up class.


There is some flexibility in how that time is made up, and therefore we give you the following recommendations. It is entirely up to you as to how you would like to proceed.


1)      Saturday, 26 January  has been scheduled as an official make-up day for weather related cancellations. Please contact the Scheduling Office to secure a room by emailing

2)      You have the option to schedule a different date (not Saturday, 26 January) as a make-up class after consultation with your students. To do so, you should email the Scheduling Office at to secure a class room. You may inquire whether your current room or a similar room is available. Scheduling will let you know if your request can be honored. 

3) Record your lecture and make it available on BlackBoard. The CER staff are available to assist you with this, please email them at if you have any questions.

Follow this link to upload your lecture.

 (Note: Do not select audio as the content type – it will take longer, simply stay with file as shown on the above link)

You will need to make certain your students can access the file. This can be done in the 4 easy steps as shown here.

For those wanting to make an audio file of their lecture, Audacity is a free software that you can use to do so.

Additionally, JHU now has a license for Panopto, which is also a software used to make audio (and video) recordings that easily integrates with BlackBoard. Additional information about Panapto can be found here  If you would prefer to use Panapto, please send an email to CER  for more information.

If a student is unable to attend the makeup class, please choose an alternative approach. Some students will have work, other classes, or commitments. You can choose to have them write an essay or make up the class in some other way.


In all cases, please be sure to email the students with the make-up instructions (date, time, location) and please keep us informed by emailing so we can direct any inquiries. You may schedule a make-up meeting in consultation with your students, but remember to contact the Registrar’s Scheduling Office to secure a room if you are meeting in person. 


Summer 2020 Course Proposal Guidelines and Policies

Summer 2020 Course Proposal Guidelines and Policies

Summer Intensive programs serve only talented pre-college students. Summer Intensive programs are two weeks in length (session ), and there are three sessions. We have experienced significant growth in these programs. These programs are theme-based courses geared toward talented high school students.  Instructors lead students through the topic with ten lectures. In the afternoons, instructors invite guest speakers–faculty, alumni, and experts who are leading researchers or practitioners on the subject. We enhance student learning of the topic with a variety of guided field trips led by the instructor.

Summer Academy courses (1 credit) are also only open to pre-college students. They also run for three 2-week sessions. These courses are usually adapted versions of current undergraduate courses.

Summer Term is composed of two 5-week terms (ST I and ST II), and the two sessions offer JHU traditional undergraduate courses. ST I attracts primarily JHU students and consists of sophomores and junior classes. ST II draws a diverse international and domestic undergraduate population along with highly selective pre-college students. Please plan your courses accordingly.

Summer Institute program serves only talented pre-college students. Summer Institute is one week in length, and there are two sessions. Courses run all day and will include classroom lectures, workshops, guest speakers, and field trips, all designed for optimum engagement. An excursion to Baltimore’s famed Inner Harbor will enhance the student Johns Hopkins University experience. There are non-credit and credit options.


Each year, OSIP is responsible for offering courses that serve the academic needs of JHU undergraduate students, and also attract qualified visiting undergraduate and pre-college students both nationally and internationally.

Now is the time to submit new course proposals or edits for courses that are rolling over. New course proposals, or edits for rolled over courses, should be submitted through your sponsoring department (please see below for links to lists of departments). We have attached a course proposal template as a reference for what information is needed to propose a course. Sponsoring departments may request additional information. All summer course offerings require the approval of your Department Chair or Director of Undergraduate Studies. Instructors wishing to teach in Summer 2020 must confirm eligibility and course selection with these persons.

List of Departments:

Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Engineering Departments

The Summer 2020 course schedule has been reviewed with Department Chairs and/or Directors of Undergraduate Students.  In many cases, Summer 2020 recommended course offerings have been discussed with department leaders.

We would like to publish a Summer 2020 schedule as soon as possible. Ideally, new courses should be submitted by December, 20, 2019. However, sponsoring departments may consider new courses up until Feb 28, 2020. Per the Registrar’s timeline, final edits for courses that have rolled over must be submitted by January 31. Again, course edits should be submitted through the sponsoring department.

As a reminder, the Registrar’s Office assigns classrooms. Those assignments will be shared with sponsoring departments by Feb 17. Please be sure to provide your sponsoring department with audio/visual or classroom preferences, so that gets communicated to the Registrar’s Office.

For additional information and guidelines, including book orders, contracts, and course cancellations, please visit the Summer Programs Faculty page. As always, thank you for your continued support and collaboration for another successful year.

The following guidelines are designed to help you plan your course offering:

SessionFirst DayLast Day 
First SessionTuesday, May 26, 2020Friday, June 26, 2020
Second SessionMonday, June 29, 2020Friday, July 31, 2020
Eight-Week Online CoursesMonday, June 8, 2020Friday, July 31, 2020
10-Week Online SessionTuesday, May 26, 2020Friday, July 31, 2020
SessionFirst DayLast DayProgram
First SessionTuesday, May 26, 2020Friday, June 26, 2020Summer Term
Second SessionMonday, June 29, 2020Friday, July 31, 2020Summer Term
Two-Week Session IMonday, June 22, 2020Friday, July 3, 2020Summer Institute
Summer Academy
Two-Week Session IIMonday, July 6, 2020Friday, July 17, 2020Summer Institute
Summer Academy
Two-Week Session IIIMonday, July 29, 2020Friday, July 31, 2020Summer Institute
Summer Academy
One-Week Session IMonday, June 22, 2020Friday, June 26, 2020Summer Institute
One-Week Session IIMonday, July 20, 2020Friday, July 24, 2020Summer Institute
One-Week Session IIIMonday, July 27, 2020Friday, July 31, 2020Summer Institute




The campus is closed, and no classes will be held on the following days:
Memorial Day: Monday, May 25th
Independence Day: July 3rd.

Lecture Hours/Lab credit







· 1 credit: at least 15 contact hours

· 2 credits: at least 30 contact hours

· 3 credits: at least 45 contact hours

· 4 credits: at least 60 contact hours

· Lab credit hours are allocated as 30 hours/credit.

Grading Options








· Letter Grades

· S/U

· There is no AUDIT status

Submitting Grades

Please read the Registrar’s instructions for posting grades via SIS.

Teaching Assistants and Grader







Teaching assistants and graders are available for select courses based on enrollment. Please email Andrea Abiamiri, Associate Director of OSIP and Director of Pre-College Programs Approval is needed by Summer Programs for TAs and graders. Salary guidelines have been established by the Dean’s Office and must be adhered to when hiring.

Course Decisions








Course offerings will be selected in consultation with the academic department sponsoring the class. The proposed course schedule (days/times/session) may be amended. The final decision on whether or not to offer a proposed course rests solely with the Office of Summer and Intersession Programs.










Courses that do not meet minimum enrollment are subject to cancellation. Course are reviewed approximately one month before the program start date to evaluate enrollment. Below are the specific notification dates. However, Johns Hopkins University reserves the right to cancel classes at any time, including the first day of class or thereafter. Program staff will make every effort to review cancellations well in advance and notify effected students at least four weeks ahead of time.


In these circumstances, Summer and Intersession Program staff will make every effort to advise visiting and pre-college students of alternate courses to meet students’ academic goals. Current JHU students should contact their academic advisor.

Summer Term I

Thursday, April 30

Summer Term II

Monday, June 8

Summer Intensive, Academy and Institute I

May 25

Summer Intensive, Academy and Institute II

June 10

Summer Intensive III, Academy III, and Institute II

June 24

Pay Dates





Upon receipt of signed faculty contract by the deadline of April 13, 2020, as follows:

Term I: June 15th and June 29th*

Term II: July 13th and July 31*

*Subject to change



To request a JHED ID for an instructor from outside of JHU, please contact Lori Henley at

Summer Timeline

Term Scheduling Begins (CLSS Role Opens) for editing of non-new courses (courses rolled over from previous year)July 29, 2019November 11, 2019
New Summer Term undergraduate level Course Proposals and Catalog Data Changes Due
(via New Course Request Forms and Scheduling Change Request Forms) Departments should submit all NEW Summer Term undergraduate-level course proposals [CP] via the SharePoint New Course Request form.
September 6, 2019Nov 11 - December 20, 2019
Term Scheduling Ends (CLSS Role Closes) for editing of non-new courses (courses rolled over from previousSeptember 20, 2019January 10, 2020
Scheduling Proofs Distributed to DepartmentsOctober 14, 2019January 21, 2020
Instructor contracts will be mailedMid-NovemberMid-March
Corrected Scheduling Proofs Returned from DepartmentsOctober 25, 2019January 31, 2020
Term Schedule is PublishedNovember 4, 2019February 10, 2020
Classrooms Assigned and Shared with DepartmentsNovember 11, 2019February 17, 2020
Signed contracts due back to Summer OfficeEarly DecemberEarly April
Classrooms Revision Requests DueNovember 15, 2019------
Final syllabi, book order forms, desk copies submitted
Book orders due to Barnes & Noble: Instructors are responsible for placing their own book orders via the website: Faculty Enlight. For any textbook needs, you can email the Textbook Development Manager, Alex Tardiff, at
December 9, 2019April 6, 2020
First date to Register - Seniors/Rising SeniorsDecember 3, 2019March 10, 2020
First date to Register - Juniors/Rising JuniorsDecember 3, 2019March 10, 2020
First date to Register - Sophomores/Rising SophomoreDecember 3, 2019March 10, 2020
First date to Register - Freshmen/Incoming FreshmenDecember 3, 2019March 10, 2020
Graduate RegistrationDecember 3, 2019March 10, 2020
Start of TermJanuary 6, 2020May 26, 2020
Last Date to AddPlease visit Registrar pagePlease visit Registrar page
Last Date to DropPlease visit Registrar pagePlease visit Registrar page
Term Breaks/HolidaysJanuary 20, 2020July 4, 2020
Last Date to WithdrawPlease visit Registrar pagePlease visit Registrar page
End of Classes for TermVaries, See OSIP websiteVaries, See OSIP website

Visa Clearance: If you are at the university on a visa, you must contact the Office of International Services (OIS) before submitting a course proposal to find out if you are cleared to teach a course. Unauthorized employment for scholars on a J-1 visa is serious and could result in the scholar’s immigration status being terminated, and an immediate departure from the U.S. Acceptance of your course proposal does not indicate that OIS has cleared your status to teach. It is your responsibility to verify your eligibility to teach. If you hold an H-1B visa, you must inform our office. Special permission is required.

Directions on how to access SIS (e.g., upload grades and view rosters) for Faculty, please visit the Office of Registrar’s Training Module.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Andrea Abiamiri, Associate Director,


FAQ for Intersession and Summer


What is SIS?

SIS is the Student Integration System is Johns Hopkins’ first university-wide, web-based student information system. Students can select courses in a shopping cart to allow for better course planning and easy registration, update and maintain contact information, and review enrollment and grade information.

In addition, faculty can do the following:

More information on how to use SIS can be found here.

How do I find out which classroom I will be using?

 To view your classroom assignment and course roster click here ; log in, after making your term and course selections, click the “View” link, lastly click the “Faculty and Class Information” link. If you have any difficulty logging in, please e-mail the registrar’s office at . While some room assignments may be viewable, they are not considered finalized until at least 2 weeks before the start of each term. Room assignments can, and sometimes do, change up to the two weeks out from class starting mark.  Once you have your classroom assignment, we strongly recommend that you visit your room and test the A/V equipment prior to the first day of class.

 My classroom is locked.  Whom do I call to unlock it?

Please call JHU Campus Safety and Security at (410) 516-4600. Some rooms can be opened by swipe card, most notably those in Gilman. If you do not have J-card access please contact the J-card office at (410)516-5121 or

How can I find out what technical resources my classroom is outfitted with?
Please visit the JHU KIT-Classroom and Audiovisual Support website for more information.

Where and how do I order textbooks for my course?

Place your textbook order with the JHU Barnes & Noble Book Center.  You may order online at Faculty Enlight.  Textbooks should be ordered 6-8 weeks before the start of classes.  If you are NOT ordering textbooks, please notify the book center at so you can be taken off their missing order list.  


How do I log into Blackboard?

Many instructors utilize Blackboard to facilitate their courses. First time login instructions can be found : here

 How do I receive assistance for Blackboard functionality?

There are many ways to utilize Blackboard and an instruction set for each is provided here .

Additional assistance can be obtained from the Center for Educational Resources by emailing them at

 How do I put library materials on reserve for my students?  

Please click here. If you have any questions, please contact Abby Collier, Reserve Room Supervisor, at 410-516-8377 or .


Where do I get student evaluation forms?  When can I see my evaluations? Online student evaluations are administered by the Registrar’s Office.  You will receive notification and instructions via email.  Please contact for assistance.


When/where do I submit student grades?

Grades are submitted to the Registrar’s office.  If you have questions, please call Pat Gray, Records Supervisor, at 410-516-7116.  Grades must be submitted 48 hours after your last class. Only S/U grades should be submitted for Intersession Courses. The only exceptions are Study Abroad courses and Intensive Language Courses, which are taught for 3 credits and a letter grade. Instructors may use Blackboard to submit grades if they wish to. Additional information can be found here:


Do you provide parking?

Our office does not provide instructor parking.  If you do not already have Homewood campus parking arrangements in place, please visit the JHU Parking Office website for visitor parking locations.


I am a new instructor and could use some additional help, advice, and/or training.  Is there anything available?

Yes, individual help is available through the Center for Educational Resources: or 410-516-8633.


Whom do I contact regarding contract or payroll questions?

Please e-mail Lori Henley:



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