Faculty Teaching

Faculty Teaching in Winter Session

Information for faculty teaching in Winter Session will be posted here. Please note that some details are shared via email.  See content at bottom of page for the dates and subjects of e-mails distributed.

Holiday Office Availability 


Following approval of proposals by the school dean, faculty contracts will be e-mailed to all faculty in late September. Contracts must be returned for the course to remain on the course schedule. Electronic acceptance of the contracts is acceptable. The deadline to return contracts is Friday, October 13.


SUNY Cortland transitioned to Brightspace beginning with the Summer 2023 term. 

Questions about how Brightspace works? Take a look at the Brightspace Knowledge Base articles. If there is something missing please let Design Help know! 

Need Help? Email designhelp@cortland.edu   

Design Help Walk-ins are Virtual!  

Offered 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until Fall 2023 finals 

No appointment necessary! You can drop-in anytime during the scheduled Open Lab times above. Walk-ins are note intended to be a replacement for a workshop or training. 

If these times do not match your schedule, if you would like to meet in person or if you need more than 15 minutes with your instructional designer, please schedule a meeting.  

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 Brightspace 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 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. 

Technology Help

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

Supporting Students

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

The Registered Students page of the Winter 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 coursework.  Starfish learning opportunities will be provided ahead of and throughout Winter Session via WebEx.

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. The deadline for grades in all Winter Session courses is Friday, January 19 at 4 p.m. 

Grading information is provided on the Registrar's Office.

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

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 in Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and the current semester. 

Email Communications

Emails sent to teaching faculty with details pertaining to Winter Session 2024 will be listed here. Be sure to check your email for the information shared.

Friday, Sept. 29 - Preliminary Course Listing
Tuesday, Oct. 4 - Faculty Teaching Contracts and Compensation Details

Important Dates and Deadlines for Faculty

Important Dates and Deadlines

Registration begins in early November 2023. Visit the Registration FAQs for specific dates and detailed information. 

No class requirements or assignments should be due on Monday, December 25, Monday, January 1 or Monday, January 15 in observance of Christmas, New Year's and Martin Luther King, Jr. holidays respectively. Administrative offices are closed on these dates. Winter Session 2024 Holiday Office Availability (available December 2023) will provide specific hours during the holiday break.

*Online form for withdraws are date stamped when completed by the student.

Contact Us

Darci Contri
Director of Extended Learning

Jeanenne Hall
Program Aide

Phone: 607-753-5643
Fax: 607-753-2959
Miller Building, Room 208

Extended Learning Office
Summer/Winter Sessions
SUNY Cortland
P.O. Box 2000
Cortland, NY 13045

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Intersession Hours
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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