Saint Louis University's School for Professional Studies provides access to upcoming and on-demand webinars and frequently needed resources for faculty.
In this webinar, attendees will:
- Review recent theory and research on inclusive, equitable and welcoming online learning
- Explore the CARE framework and consider practical examples of how to implement each aspect in online learning environments
- Work together to design at least one learning activity based on the CARE framework
- Leave with openly licensed materials that can be used to promote inclusive, equitable, and welcoming online learning at their respective institutions.
Register for Facilitating Inclusive, Equitable and Welcoming Online Learning.
In this webinar, speakers will discuss how to create a learning environment that cultivates quality, meaningful interactions and share innovative, best-practice examples in action. Participants will explore the tools and approaches to best support students in sharing their ideas and engaging more deeply in their learning.
- Identifying the essential elements of regular and substantive interaction
- Evaluating use cases for practical, easy-to-use tools to assist in cultivating engagement
- Developing a plan of action to drive higher-quality interactions and experiences
Register for How to Increase Regular and Substantiative Interaction (RSI) in Online and Distance Learning
Using the online classroom to create meaningful learning often involves using discussion forums. As educators, it is important to know how to effectively facilitate virtual conversations to keep students engaged. This webinar will provide best practices on how you can interact with your learners and create positive learning experiences using discussion forums.
Register for Effective Facilitation of Online Discussions with Students.
Whether in an assignment, a course or a semester, students will fail at certain times. So what can we do to help them frame the experience as a stop along the way to success? This webinar will help you prepare students for setbacks in college and provide strategies for supporting their comeback.
Register for Framing Failures As Steps To Success: What You Can do to Support Your Students
Standard Syllabus and Calendar Template
Please use the standard syllabus/calendar template for all SPS courses, which includes required information across all classes.
Teaching Contracts and Pay Information
Please note the following information related to the adjunct compensation for courses taught in the School for Professional Studies:
- Faculty teaching courses with enrollments of one through 8 students will be paid a per-student rate.
- Compensation for courses with enrollments of nine or more is based on the adjunct’s:
- Years of service
- Terminal degree
- Course level being taught (undergraduate or graduate)
- Payment for courses is as follows:
- Summer 1 courses will be paid in one lump payment in July.
- Summer 2 courses will be paid in one lump sum in August.
- Fall 1 courses are paid in two equal payments (September and October).
- Fall 2 courses are paid in two equal payments (November and December).
- Spring 1 courses are paid in two equal payments February and March).
- Spring 2 courses are paid in two equal payments (April and May).
- The teaching contract is processed one month before the start of classes if the enrollment
is more than nine students at that time.
- If the enrollment is nine or less at that time, the eMOA is delayed until the course enrollment reaches 10 or the first day of the course to determine the per-student rate.
- Once the contract is ready to be signed, you will get a notification through Workday.
SPS Important Dates
General timeline for SPS courses:
- Course copied/created, updated and ready for review by director two weeks before official term start date.
- If applicable, please submit your syllabus to your course director for review two weeks prior to term start date as well.
- Course published in Canvas one week prior to official term start date.
You can find the SPS Academic calendar and session dates at the link below.
SPS Academic Calendar and Session Dates
To submit your textbook adoptions to the bookstore, please follow these steps:
- Log into mySLU
- Click on “Tools”
- Click on “SLU Courses Materials Ordering”
- It will walk you through selecting your course and ordering your textbooks.
If you have any questions, support is available 24/7 by chat, email (AIPsupport@bncservices.com) or phone at 877-713-6697.