Thursday, February 18, 2016

2016-2017 LU MFA Academic Calendar

The calendar for Spring Quarter 2016 is available HERE.

Summer Quarter 2016
May 16: Registration info email for SMR QTR 16 sent to Lionmail by noon
May 23: Summer registration opens at 7am CST
May 30: University holiday; Degree Application form due in portal for students who will complete their degrees by December 30, 2016
June 24: Open enrollment ends; any summer registration changes after this date must be made by emailing Beth
July 4: University holiday
July 5: On-Campus clusters begin
July 11: Online classes begin; first assignment/attendance post due in Canvas by 11:59pm CST
July 22: Last day to drop with a W grade (email Beth to drop)
August 15: Registration info email for FA  QTR 16 sent to Lionmail by noon
August 21: EARLY REGISTRATION: Fall registration opens at noon CST on Sunday 8/21
August 26: Last day to drop summer classes with a WP grade (email Beth to drop)
September 5: University holiday
September 16: Open enrollment ends; any fall registration changes after this date must be made by emailing Beth
September 19: Fall online classes viewable in Canvas for review; do not post in Canvas until October 3
September 23: Summer quarter ends
September 26: Summer grades posted in portal by 5pm; complete course evaluations in portal

Fall Quarter 2016
See summer info above for fall registration dates. 
Week of September 26: On-Campus clusters begin
October 3: Online classes begin; first assignment/attendance post due in Canvas by 11:59pm CST
November 7: Registration info email for WIN QTR 17 sent to Lionmail by noon; post in MFA Students Canvas group
November 14: Portal opens for self-registration at 7am CST for winter
November 18: Last day to drop Fall classes (email Beth to drop)
November 24 & 25: University holiday
December 4: Open enrollment ends for winter; any schedule changes after this date must be made by emailing Beth
December 9: No event--please note that the Roundtable Reading will be held at a later date TBA in 2017.  
December 10: Commencement ceremony 10am (available for students who will complete their degrees in September or December)
December 16: Fall quarter ends
December 19: Fall grades posted in portal by 5pm; complete course evaluations in portal
December 23 through January 2: University is CLOSED; email Beth with any questions before 12/22 or after 1/2
December 26: Winter online classes viewable in Canvas for review (do not post in Canvas until January 9)
December 30: Degree Application form due in portal for students who will complete their degrees by March 30 or by June 30, 2017

Winter Quarter 2017
See fall info above for winter registration dates.
December 23-January 2: University is closed
January 3: On-Campus cluster begins
January 9: Online classes begin; first assignment/attendance post due in Canvas by 11:59pm CST
January 16: University holiday
February 13: Registration info email for SP QTR 17 sent to Lionmail by noon; post in MFA Students Canvas group
February 20: Portal opens for self-registration at 7am CST for spring
February 24: Last day to drop winter classes (email Beth to drop)
March 24: Winter quarter ends
March 27: Winter grades posted in portal by 5pm; complete course evaluations in portal
March 30: Degree Application form due in portal for students who will complete their degrees by September 30, 2017

Spring Quarter 2017
See winter info above for spring registration dates. 
April 3: On-Campus clusters begin
April 10: Online classes begin; first assignment/attendance post due in Canvas by 11:59pm CST
May 5: Commencement Ceremony 7pm (available for students who will complete their degrees in March or June)
May 15: Registration info email for SU QTR 17 sent to Lionmail by noon; post in MFA Students group in Canvas
May 22: Summer registration opens at 7am CST 
May 26: Last day to drop spring classes (email Beth to drop)
May 29: University holiday
May 30: Degree Application form due in portal for students who will complete their degrees by December 30, 2017
June 23: Spring quarter ends
June 29: Spring grades viewable in portal; complete course evaluations in portal


Thursday, February 11, 2016

Spring 2016 Class Schedule

Spring 2016 Class Schedule 

ON-CAMPUS:
On-Campus students may choose one of the following two clusters:
Fiction Cluster on Tuesdays with David Hollingsworth*
or
Prose Poetry Cluster on Wednesdays with Kelli Allen 

ONLINE:
Fundamentals of Contemporary Fiction / Wm Anthony Connolly
The Fiction of War & Apocalypse / Scott Berzon
Fiction Writing Workshop / Tony D'Souza
The Prose Collection: T.C. Boyle / Charlene Engleking
Flash Nonfiction** / Catherine Rankovic
The Personal Essay / David Hollingsworth
Prose Poems / Eve Jones
Focused Poetry Workshop / Kelli Allen
Sylvia Plath & the Tarot Part 2*** / Julia Gordon-Bramer
Focused Scriptwriting Workshop / Zachary Vickers
Graduate Thesisfinal quarter only; see info in Course Descriptions

NOTES & LINKS:
*On-Campus students may take the Fiction cluster even if they have taken an on-campus fiction cluster previously.
**All students may enroll in Flash Nonfiction with Rankovic, including students who previously took Flash Nonfiction with Anderson
***It is not required to have taken Part 1 of Plath/Tarot; all students may enroll in Part 2
- Some MFA classes and clusters can be taken more than once for credit. Contact Beth with any questions about repeating specific classes or clusters.
- Online students may enroll in one, two, or three classes per quarter. At least two classes are required to be eligible for financial aid/student loans. To request a course overload (four classes), email Beth.
Spring Registration Instructions are posted HERE
- Course Descriptions for Spring MFA classes are posted HERE 
- Textbook information for spring quarter is posted HERE
- First Assignments/Start Dates for On-Campus Clusters are posted HERE
- First Assignments/Start Dates/Bb login info for Online classes are posted HERE
- The Spring Quarter MFA-specific academic calendar is posted HERE
- The 2016-2017 academic calendar for all programs in the School of Accelerated Degree Programs will be posted HERE
- See the email sent on 2/15 for the Teacher Grant form and other important program info.
- Degree application forms must be submitted through the portal by March 30 for students who will complete their degree in September (end of summer quarter). Students who will complete their degree in December must submit their degree app form through the portal no later than May 30.