Global Scholars FAQ

  1. What does the schedule look like each day?
  2. Do we get credit as a participant in Global Scholars?
  3. What online format will you be using?
  4. What about time zone differences?
  5. What is the attendance policy?
  6. How many people will be in each class?
  7. Do you offer financial assistance?
  8. What will virtual meetings be like?
  9. How can I prepare for my online class?
  10. Can parents or siblings listen to or record a class session?
  11. What are technology requirements?
  12. Who should I contact for help with technical difficulties?
  13. What time do the courses meet?
  14. What time do the courses meet?
What does the schedule look like each day?

Program Date: March 15 - April 24, 2021

Students will meet virtually via Zoom with their Notre Dame Faculty member for synchronous learning each week for the during of the six week program, with additional asynchronous learning requirements per week. Just like in a college setting, students will have the flexibility to manage their time. Students should prepare to spend 2-3 (max) hours per week on outside class work and assignments. Professors have daily required hours for when they expect students to be online. Each course has specific day and time requirements, depending on the Global Gateway. Each course's schedule can be found by clicking on the course's icon and scrolling down to "Course Schedule." 

Do we get credit as a participant in Global Scholars?

Yes! You will receive one (1) Notre Dame college credit upon completion of your online course. 

What online format will you be using?

Professors may use different formats depending on what works best for their course’s content. Students will have access to Zoom, Sakai, and other software after you have completed the enrollment process to get your Notre Dame ID. 

What about time zone differences?

Each course has specific day and time requirements, depending on the Global Gateway. The course time is in Eastern Standard Time. Each course's schedule can be found by clicking on the course's icon. Global Scholars course time offerings are based on Notre Dame International faculty's availability at the Global Gateways. Due to fact this is a college credit bearing course, it is a requirement that students who apply and are admitted be able to attend all virtual class sessions. (Please see our Attendance Policy listed in Global Scholars FAQs)

What is the attendance policy?

Due to the fact this is a college credit bearing course, it is required that students who are admitted must make a commitment to attend all virtual class sessions. If necessary, we will allow two absences throughout the six-week program. If you need to miss a class contact your Professor and Course Facilitator prior to class time.

ATTENDANCE POLICY PROTOCOL: 

•Absence #1, you will receive an email from the Pre-College office reminding you that you have missed a class.

•Absence #2, you will receive an email notifying you that you may not miss any future classes.

•Absence #3 you will receive an email from the Pre-College office with instructions on how to officially withdraw from the course.

How many people will be in each class?
It depends on the course, however, you can expect up to 25 students in your course.
Do you offer financial assistance?

Yes, we offer need-based financial aid to students. Please see Global Scholars "Tuition, Fees, & Financial Aid" webpage to find the Financial Aid Request Form. This is due February 1, 2021 and must be filled out by a parent or legal guardian.

What will virtual meetings be like?
Courses will consist of synchronous and asynchronous learning, individual assignments, and group work.
How can I prepare for my online class?

During our program, you will find you will continue to develop essential skills needed in order to succeed in an undergraduate course setting. Just like in the traditional college setting on campus, you need to be organized, utilize time management, and remain open minded as you learn from Notre Dame faculty and your peers. 

Can parents or siblings listen to or record a class session?

Only enrolled students may be involved in class sessions due to the University’s Responsible Use of Data & Information Technology Resources Policy. Furthermore, recordings of the class session are not permissible given  the University’s faculty own intellectual property rights to their course materials. Some professors may allow students to download presentations after the class session and this will be at the discretion of the professor for each course. All enrolled students need to carefully read through the Global Scholars Online Code of Conduct for a complete list of policies. 

What are technology requirements?

In order to have an efficient and effective online experience, we require students to have the following in order to enroll in Global Scholars:

  • A reliable high speed internet connection
  • A device with working webcam (for Zoom class sessions and group work) with the latest versions of internet browsers, plug-ins, and software.
  • A device with enough storage capacity for assignments and to download software, as required by your professor.
  • We also highly suggest finding a distraction-free space in your home that can be used during class times.
Who should I contact for help with technical difficulties?

Students who are experiencing issues connecting to their course can contact:

Monday–Friday from 7:30 am - 5:00 pm (EST)

Email oithelp@nd.edu or call (574) 631-8111 

  • Office of Pre-College Programs (registration, access, and general questions)

Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (EST)

E-mail precoll@nd.edu or call 574-631-0990

What time do the courses meet?

All courses run from March 15 - April 24, 2021. Please click on the course for a full course description.

A City of Spell Books and Broomsticks: London in the Literature of the Fantastic

Saturdays from 11:30AM - 1PM (Eastern Standard Time)   

 

After Atrocities: The Challenges of Transitional Justice 

Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00-9:15PM (Eastern Standard Time)  

 

Almighty God, Responsible People: Can We Believe in Both? 

Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00PM - 6:15PM (Eastern Standard Time)  

 

Art, Covid-19, and Black Lives Matter: The Global View from London 

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00PM - 6:15PM (Eastern Standard Time)  

 

Economics of International Trade: Trade Deals and the European Union  

 Saturdays from 9:00AM - 10:30AM (Eastern Standard Time)       

 

Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Thinking: Natural Places as Heritage  

Saturdays from 9:00AM - 10:30AM (Eastern Standard Time)       

 

From Youth Revolution to a New Constitution: The Current Chilean Constitutional Process in Comparative Perspective  

Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00 - 6:15PM (Eastern Standard Time)  

 

Global Issues and Challenges  

Saturdays from 11:30AM - 1:00PM (Eastern Standard Time)  

 

Irish Literature: Myths, Legends, and Folklore 

Saturdays from 9am - 10.30am (Eastern Standard Time)    

 

Masterpieces: Making and Meaning 

Saturdays from 11:30AM - 1:00PM (Eastern Standard Time)  

 

Modern Political Leadership: The Powers of the US President and the UK Prime Minister Compared  

Thursdays from 5:00PM - 6:30PM (Eastern Standard Time)  

 

When in Rome: Landmarks of the Eternal City  

Saturdays from 12PM - 1:30PM (Eastern Standard Time)      

 

Who Am I? Identity and Moral Development  

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00PM - 6:15PM (Eastern Standard Time)  

What time do the courses meet?

All courses run from March 15 - April 24, 2021. Please click on the course title for a full course description.

A City of Spell Books and Broomsticks: London in the Literature of the Fantastic

Saturdays from 11:30AM - 1PM (Eastern Standard Time)   

 

After Atrocities: The Challenges of Transitional Justice 

Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00-9:15PM (Eastern Standard Time)  

 

Almighty God, Responsible People: Can We Believe in Both? 

Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00PM - 6:15PM (Eastern Standard Time)  

 

Art, Covid-19, and Black Lives Matter: The Global View from London 

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00PM - 6:15PM (Eastern Standard Time)  

 

Economics of International Trade: Trade Deals and the European Union  

 Saturdays from 9:00AM - 10:30AM (Eastern Standard Time)       

 

Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Thinking: Natural Places as Heritage  

Saturdays from 9:00AM - 10:30AM (Eastern Standard Time)       

 

From Youth Revolution to a New Constitution: The Current Chilean Constitutional Process in Comparative Perspective  

Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00 - 6:15PM (Eastern Standard Time)  

 

Global Issues and Challenges  

Saturdays from 11:30AM - 1:00PM (Eastern Standard Time)  

 

Irish Literature: Myths, Legends, and Folklore 

Saturdays from 9am - 10.30am (Eastern Standard Time)    

 

Masterpieces: Making and Meaning 

Saturdays from 11:30AM - 1:00PM (Eastern Standard Time)  

 

Modern Political Leadership: The Powers of the US President and the UK Prime Minister Compared  

Thursdays from 5:00PM - 6:30PM (Eastern Standard Time)  

 

When in Rome: Landmarks of the Eternal City  

Saturdays from 12PM - 1:30PM (Eastern Standard Time)      

 

Who Am I? Identity and Moral Development  

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00PM - 6:15PM (Eastern Standard Time)  

If you have further questions or concerns, please contact us at precoll@nd.edu