What happens if I miss the contract submission deadline?
If you miss the deadline to submit a contract, but your instructor has agreed to work with you on a contract, you should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your options.
What am I responsible for once I’ve entered into a contract?
Students - Connect with your instructors regularly, ask how you will be evaluated and make sure you understand what you are required to complete. Submit your work on time.
Instructors - Give clear expectations of required work, check in on the progress of the student, and use system generated links to approve or deny contract submissions in a timely manner.
What happens if I cannot fulfill the contract?
If for any reason you cannot fulfill the contract, you should speak with your instructor as soon as possible. In the contract submission form, there is a section that states what should occur in the event that the contract is unfulfilled. Do not arrange a contract if you are not sure you will complete it. Instructors invest time in designing contracts and they expect a commitment from you as well.
When are completed contracts due?
Unless otherwise specified by the instructor, the final day to complete contract assignments is the last day of classes for the term.
How are contracts finalized?
Your instructor will receive a reminder to finalize contracts the last week of the semester.
Who is eligible to oversee a contract?
Contracts are typically supported by the instructor of the class. When appropriate, students may designate another faculty member to sponsor the contract. There is a section in the contract submission form that allows the student to designate a different faculty member from the instructor of the course.
Faculty Associates may offer contracts if they wish, as long as it is not their first semester teaching the particular course. In those cases, the contract work could be sponsored by another faculty member.