Planning & Scheduling

Obligations to your Home Department

When teaching a DC Summer Institute, you are technically teaching two 3 credit courses.  Your home department will be paid a set amount per each student who enrolls in your course.

DC Summer Institutes Planning Timeline
June 1 Institute topics and faculty confirmed for the following summer
Mid-August Advertising begins
Mid-September Student applications open
Early October Campus Information Session for interested students
Mid-October Applications close
Early November Student offers extended
April Faculty run 1-credit prep course on campus
mid-May First day of DC classes (Monday after graduation)
end of July

Summer reception -- faculty, students, alumni, class speakers, etc.

Note -- most of your planning and preparations will take place in April, leading up to class in mid-May.  Scheduling your two weeks of speakers and site visits is a considerable effort, even with the help of W&M Washington Center administrators.  Faculty are given a TA (whom they select) to help ease the administrative planning burden and guide students through their time in May.  However, accepted faculty should expect to set aside time in April for this process.