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Faculty Teaching in Summer Session

Information for faculty teaching in Summer Session will be posted here. Please note that some details are shared via e-mail.  


Following approval of proposals by the school dean, faculty contracts will be e-mailed to all faculty in early February 2022. Contracts must be returned for the course to remain on the course schedule. Electronic acceptance of the contracts is acceptable.

Access to Course Materials and Blackboard

Preparing Courses: Summer Session courses are now available in the My Courses list in Blackboard. Please contact The Help Center at if you do not see your summer course listed.

Student Access to Courses: As indicated in your contract, the Extended Learning Office has established contract dates for all courses/sessions. Students should have access to the syllabus or a course outline for assignments, quizzes, exams, etc. available in Blackboard for students to review 2 days prior to the start of each session. No additional course content would be expected until the start of the actual course/session. The additional time to review the syllabus ahead of the course beginning allows students to assess the workload of the course, in addition to other obligations they have in summer or winter (employment). Students have a very brief window of time to drop a course without incurring a liability in the condensed terms.

It is important that students have access to all course materials on the first day of the session in order for the students to make an informed decision on continuing with the course. Please refer to the attached important dates and deadlines document for dates specific to each term.

Registration activity will continue to fluctuate right through the first day of classes for each term. Banner and Blackboard sync daily (except on weekends) until the day before classes start. A manual sync will occur a few times each day as new enrollees are adding the course to provide for a minimal wait time.

Online Teaching Resources

The SUNY Online Teaching Webinar Series is a great resource for new and returning faculty to online teaching. Recordings and resources are provided for past webinars offered since Fall 2020.

Technology Help

If you encounter any issues with accessing Blackboard, myRedDragon or other campus supported technology related to your course, you should contact The Help Center at 607-753-2500 or

Supporting Students

SUNY Online provides as extensive list of resources for supporting online student success

The Registered Students page of the Summer Session website provides key information for students regarding payment, drop, and withdraw deadlines, as well as a digest of all communications that are sent to registered students via targeted messaging.

The Starfish system is available to raise alerts or offer kudos to help our students stay engaged and empowered during their winter session. Two Starfish learning opportunities will be provided on Tuesday, May 10 at 2 p.m. and Wednesday, June 22 at 10 a.m. via WebEx (link provided in April 27 e-mail). If you need assistance in the meantime, visit the Starfish website for details or call 607-753-4726.


Grades are due within 72 hours after the final examination, day of classes or culminating experience. Specific dates related to all terms will be available in the Important Dates and Deadlines link below. Reminders will be sent for each term from the 

Grading information is provided on the Student Registration and Record Services website.

Students receiving incomplete grades in Summer Session should resolve them no later than the last week of classes in the Fall semester following. 

E-mail Communications

E-mails with details pertaining to Summer Session 2022 were sent to all teaching faculty on the following dates. Be sure to check your e-mail for the information shared.

January 17, 2022 - Preliminary Course Listing
February 8 - 9, 2022 - Faculty Teaching Contracts 
April 27, 2022 - Preparing for Summer Session (includes Compensation Details and Important Dates and Deadlines)
May 16, 2022 - Summer Session 2022 - Information for Faculty

Important Dates and Deadlines for Faculty

Important Dates and Deadlines

Session I Withdraw Deadline - June 7
10-week Withdraw Deadline - June 14

Registration for courses offered in Session II or Terms B, C or D continues via myRedDragon.

Summer Holidays
No classes shall be held or assignments shall be due in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 30, Juneteenth (observed) on Monday, June 20 and Independence Day on Monday, July 4. Most offices are closed on these days.