Preparing to Teach
Month-by-Month Calendar for 2017-2018
This calendar maps out class sessions in the following manner: “M1” indicates the first Monday class session, “M2” indicates the second Monday class session, etc. For faculty who teach on an A-week or B-week schedule, those dates are marked with an “A1,” “A2,” etc. or “B1,” “B2,” etc.
Paper Due Dates
For more information regarding paper due dates, grading, and extensions, please see this page.
|All papers due (unless other due date set by the professor)||Friday, December 16, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.|
|Maximum extension paper due date||Monday, January 30, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.|
|Week One Papers Due||Friday, February 10, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.|
|May Graduates’ Papers Due (unless an earlier due date set by the professor)||Monday, May 1, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.|
|All papers due (unless other due date set by the professor)||Tuesday, May 16, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.|
|Maximum extension paper due date||Monday, June 12, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.|
|All papers due (unless other due date set by the professor)||Friday, July 28, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.|
|Maximum extension paper due date||Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.|
|Last day by which a Summer paper may be submitted (requires Associate Dean’s approval)||Sunday, October 15, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.|
Faculty Grading Deadlines
For more information regarding grades, please see this page.
|All Students Grades Due||Friday, August 18, 2017 by NOON|
|Non-Graduating Students Grades Due (for papers with extensions until Tuesday, September 5, 2017)||Monday, September 25, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.|
|Mini-Courses Grades Due||Monday, November 13, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.|
|All Students Grades Due||Friday, January 12, 2018 by NOON|
|Paper Extension Grades Due (papers due Monday, January 29, 2018)||Monday, February 26. 2018 by 5:00 p.m.|
|Upperclass Week One Exam Courses Grades Due||Thursday, February 15, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.|
|Upperclass Week One Paper Courses Grades Due||Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.|
|Mini-Courses Grades Due||Monday, April 9, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.|
|Graduating Students Grades Due||Friday, May 18, 2018 by NOON|
|Non-Graduating Students Grades Due||Friday, June 1, 2018 by NOON|
|Paper Extension Grades Due (papers due Monday, June 11, 2018)||Thursday, July 5, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.|
Other Key Dates and Deadlines
|Textbook adoption requests due to Barnes & Noble at||Friday, May 26, 2017|
|Copyright permission requests due to Faculty Support via online form||Friday, August 11, 2017|
|Requests for course materials to be posted on ArticleWorks due to Faculty Support at
firstname.lastname@example.org or directly to Ronnie Rease
in McDonough 475
|Friday, August 11, 2017|
|Requests for first class reading assignments to be posted due to Faculty Support at||Friday, August 11, 2017|
|Faculty Support begins posting first class reading assignments in the order in which they
|Monday, August 14, 2017|
Best Practices for Course Design and Management
Information about best practices for course design and management can be found here. The last page of this document includes a helpful flowchart of the steps in preparing your course materials and syllabus.
Reviewing Your Course Details
Before the semester in which you teach, you will receive a schedule confirmation from the Office of J.D. Academic Services or the Office of Graduate Programs. This confirmation includes information on course requirements and class meeting times.
Course information is also posted on the Online Curriculum Guide. Your course has an individual page on the Curriculum Guide where you can review additional details such as course number, CRN number, and your in-class exam date, if applicable.
Special Note for LL.M. Distance Courses
Each year, the Office of Graduate Programs will select several of its courses to be offered online to students enrolled in one of our distance learning programs. If your course is selected, you will be contacted during the scheduling process. A video technician will be present for every class session to record the class and offer tips for best practices. The technician can also load any PowerPoint slides into the projector system so that they can be integrated with the video. In classrooms equipped with desk microphones, students should be instructed to turn on the microphones when they speak so that their comments can be recorded. If there are no microphones, whenever possible it is important to repeat the student’s question to ensure that it is recorded. All professors teaching distance courses will be contacted by the AV department before class begins to make arrangements for videotaping. Videos will be posted to the course Canvas site within 24 hours of the live class session and will be available only for distance students. If a professor would like resident students to also have access to class videos, they can select the Echo360 option in their class recording preferences. These Echo360 videos will be integrated into a separate area of the course Canvas site, and any student enrolled in the course can access them at any time. All LL.M. distance courses must evaluate students on the basis of a paper or take-home exam. If you have questions about teaching a distance course, please contact Tiffany Joly at email@example.com or (202) 662-9319.