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?
What does the schedule look like each day?

Program Date: October 16 - November 20, 2021

Students will meet virtually via Zoom with their Notre Dame Faculty member and ND Course Facilitator for synchronous learning each week for the duration 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 class session 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.

If a student misses more than two unexcused class sessions during the program, the student is withdrawn from the course. A withdrawal after November 2, 2021 will result in a "W" (withdraw) on the student's transcript. If the student does not complete the withdrawal process, the student will receive a grade of "U" (Unsatisfactory) on their transcript.

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 available to be completed online by a parent or legal guardian on August 16, 2021 and will be due September 7, 2021. Late submissions are not accepted. 

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 October 16 - November 20, 2021. Please click on the course for a full course description.

 

Economics of International Trade: Trade Deals and the European Union  

Students will meet online on Saturdays from 9am - 10:30am (Eastern Standard Time), with additional asynchronous time requirements of 1hr+ per week

 

Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Thinking: Natural Places as Heritage  

Students will meet online on Saturdays from 2pm-3:30pm (Eastern Standard Time), with additional asynchronous time requirements of 1hr+ per week

 

Global Issues and Challenges  

Students will meet online on Saturdays from 10;30am-12pm (Eastern Standard Time), with additional asynchronous time requirements of 1hr+ per week

 

Irish Literature: Myths, Legends, and Folklore 

Students will meet online on Saturdays from 9am-10:30am(Eastern Standard Time), with additional asynchronous time requirements of 1hr+ per week

 

Science Fiction Movies in the Twenty-First Century: Boldly Go to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Students will meet online on Saturdays from 11am-1:30pm (Eastern Standard Time). Class time will be synchronous.

 

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