Summer at Hopkins Programs and Course Offerings

Our two-week pre-college programs serve accomplished high students who wish to explore specific academic areas. Instructors interested in teaching an existing pre-college program or designing a new program should contact the Office of Summer and Intersession Programs directly by emailing [email protected].

Summer Term undergraduate courses serve JHU undergraduates, visiting undergraduates, and qualified pre-college students. Instructors interested in offering an existing or new Summer Term undergraduate course must work directly with their sponsoring department regarding any required documents needed for their courses to be considered (e.g., draft syllabus and CV).

Intersession undergraduate courses are exploratory courses designed to enrich the intellectual and social life of the Homewood campus. These 1- or 2-credit courses are graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. Instructors interested in offering an existing or new Intersession course must work directly with their sponsoring department regarding any required documents needed for their courses to be considered (e.g., draft syllabus and CV).

Instructor Resources

The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences is serviced by the Johns Hopkins Barnes & Noble bookstore. The bookstore offers competitive pricing, new and used books, and buybacks. One of the important points in helping to ensure textbook affordability is providing your book information as early as possible. Please include book information in your welcome email to your students.

You have several options for placing your textbook order:

– Confirm your Summer at Hopkins textbook choice (if any) by emailing [email protected].

– Email the textbook order form to [email protected] 6 to 8 weeks before the class starts.

– Instructors with a JHU account can select their course materials through There is a link to select course materials under the Actions tab of MyJH that will bring you directly to the portal. Select “Johns Hopkins University” from the dropdown menu and then proceed. You will be redirected to MyJHU to sign in to your account.

– Call 410-662-5850.

If you are NOT ordering textbooks, please notify the book center at [email protected] so you can be taken off their missing order list.

The “Student Information System” (commonly called “SIS”) is Johns Hopkins university-wide, web-based student information system. Through SIS, students can see course information, register for courses, update and maintain personal contact information, and see their grades. As a faculty member, you will log onto SIS using your JHED credentials to:

– View enrollment numbers

– View course rosters

– View additional course information (e.g. classroom location, instructor information)

– View student information

– Email your class

– Upload grades via an Excel spreadsheet

Student rosters, student contact information, and final grades are viewable through SIS on most web browsers.

For instructions on how to use the Student Information System, please visit SIS Help for Faculty. If you have any questions about how to use SIS, you can contact the Center for Teaching Excellence & Innovation directly at [email protected].

Johns Hopkins University uses Canvas as its course management system. Training, how-to documentation, and Frequently Asked Questions are located at the Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation’s Canvas webpage. Many instructors use Canvas to facilitate their courses, but it is not required.

To see your classroom assignment, log into SIS. After making your “Term” and “Course” selections, click the “View,” and then click “Faculty and Class Information.” If you have difficulty logging in, please email the Registrar’s Office at [email protected].

Classroom assignments are not considered finalized until 2 weeks before the start of each term, and they can change prior to this time. Once you have your classroom assignment, you should visit your classroom and test the A/V equipment prior to the first day of class. Information about specific equipment located in each classroom is available at Classroom/Audiovisual Technology Services.

Reserve Services can post course readings, course notes, syllabi, and exams via eReserves, which is integrated with Canvas. For more information about how to request electronic postings to submit a reserves request, please visit the Sheridan Library’s Reserve Services webpage. Questions about course reserves may be directed to Abby Collier, Reserves Supervisor, at [email protected].

A wide range of instructional tools & technologies is available for your use for in-person and online courses. These include Zoom, Panopto, Microsoft Teams, One Drive, and loan equipment such as audio recorders, microphones, and video recorders. The use of these resources is overseen and supported by the Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation. For more information, visit CTEI’s Tools & Tech webpage.

Students with special needs must go through a formal process with the University to request accommodations. All admitted students with special needs initiate the accommodations process through the Office of Student Disability Services.

Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions about accommodating students in your course(s).

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