What happens if a course does not get enough enrollment?
If a course has 10 or fewer students, it may have to be cancelled due to low enrollment. Please watch your course enrollments and speak to the instructor if a course is looking like it might be low.
The decision to cancel a course is made with the Office of Summer Programs; approximately two weeks prior to the start of the session, the Office of Summer Programs contacts departments with low enrolled courses. The department may decide to wait a little in case of last-minute registrations or it may cancel the course immediately.
It is the department's responsibility to notify the Registrar to cancel a course and to send in cancellation paperwork to Payroll for all cancelled courses. The department must also notify the students currently enrolled in the course that the course has been cancelled. The Center for Study Abroad and Special Sessions will assist with notifying visiting students about course cancellations on campus.
Is there any cancellation fee paid to an instructor if a course is cancelled due to low enrollment?
No, there is no compensation in the case of a course cancelled for low enrollment if the course is cancelled before the course start date. Other rules apply to adjuncts if the course is cancelled after the start date.
Appointments are contingent on sufficient enrollment, and the letter sent to adjuncts and graduate assistants should state this.