Summer Online Core Courses: 2023 Call for Proposals

In order to create flexible and diverse course offerings for students and faculty, and to provide options for students looking to “stay on track” for 4-year graduation, the Summer Online Core Course Initiative (SOCCI) invites proposals for Spring 2023 course development and projected delivery in Summer 2023.

This initiative, led by the Student Hybrid Experience (SHE) Advisory Board with the support of the Office of the Provost, the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Management, and Information Technology Services, supports fully online asynchronous undergraduate Core courses for summer delivery, including the Business Core for students in the School of Management.

The SHE advisory board invites faculty to submit a proposal to develop an existing Core course for online summer 2023 delivery. Proposals will be due on October 31, 2022.  Proposals are welcomed from both Full-time and Adjunct faculty.  Faculty in the School of Management are encouraged to reach out to Associate Dean Michelle Millar in advance of considering a proposal. 

Proposals may be submitted for any of the Core areas (A-F), for any previously approved Core course.  Proposals will be selected in mid-November, with faculty development and course development commencing just prior to the start of the spring semester and continuing through May 2023. Each faculty will receive up to $8,000 for completion of the course design program - for adjunct faculty, this will be paid as hourly NTA.

Summer sessions allow students to catch up on credits, get ahead, and save money through discounted tuition rates. Students pursuing opportunities outside of San Francisco can still get ahead with their studies during summer. 

Submit your proposal

For more information about the initiative, visit the Summer Online Core Course Initiative FAQ page.

Program Requirements

Selected faculty should be willing to commit to the following:

  • Participating in the Online Course Design Program, which is a semester-long cohort-based faculty development program which will prepare faculty to design, build, and facilitate their online course.
  • Developing the selected online course during Spring 2023 according to a defined course development schedule and framework, such that the course is ready for delivery in May.
  • Attend an information session on Monday, October 24, at 12:00noon-1:00pm. All faculty interested in submitting a proposal must attend. If this timing doesn’t work for you, please email us at and we can provide an alternative. 

Summer Online Core Courses

The following courses will be delivered each summer:

College of Arts & Sciences

Course Number and Name University Core Fulfilled
BAIS 100 – Introduction to Politics Core E (Social Sciences)
BIOL 103/L – Human Biology with Lab Core B2 (Lab Sciences)
ECON 112 – Principles of Macroeconomics Core E (Social Sciences) & Business Core
ENGL 202 – Great Works of Western Literature: Romance, Revolution, and Exile Core C1 (Literature)
ENVS 100/L – Understanding of Environment with Lab Core B2 (Lab Sciences)
MATH 106 – Business Statistics Core B1 (Math) & Business Core
MUS 203 – Music and Social Protest Core F (Performing Arts)
PHIL 209 – Aesthetics Core D1 (Philosophy)
PHIL 220 – Asian Philosophy Core D1 (Philosophy)
PHIL 240 – Ethics Core D3 (Ethics)
PHIL 251 – Mind, Freedom, Knowledge Core D1 (Philosophy)
POLS 100 – Introduction to Politics: Ideas and Institutions Core E (Social Sciences)
PSYC 260 – Psychological Statistics Core B1 (Math)
RHET 103 – Public Speaking Core A1 (Public Speaking)
RHET 120 – Written Communication II Core A2 (Rhetoric and Composition)
THRS/ENVA 404 – Environmental Ethics Core D3 (Ethics)

School of Management

Course Number and Name
BUS 204 – Fundamentals of Business Analytics
BUS 302 – Principles of Marketing
BUS 304 – Management & Organizational Dynamics
BUS 308 – Systems in Organizations