DTS SuperWeek

For Mobile and Distance Education Students
October 19-25, 2014

A super intense week of course work designed to give you a live classroom experience on the Dallas campus. You'll participate in class, attend chapel, eat lunch with students, interact with faculty, and go home energized (with five credit hours). The live classroom instruction and relationships formed during SuperWeek will be a blessing.



Registration is now closed.

SuperWeek Schedule

 
7:30 AM
8:00 AM
8:30 AM
9:00 AM
10:15 AM
10:30 AM
11:30 AM
12:30 PM
1:30 PM
3:00 PM
5:00 PM
5:15 PM
6:30 PM
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
9:00 PM

Sunday - 10/19/2014

Sunday10/19/2014
Travel
Travel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Check-in
Walk to NBC
Dinner
Dinner
Return to Hotel
 
 

Monday - 10/20/2014

Monday10/20/2014
Bus to DTS
BE103
 
 
 
 
Lunch: President & Exec. Comm.
Advising/
Free Time
SL305
SL305
Break
Dinner
Bus to Hotel
 
 
Van to Hotel

Tuesday - 10/21/2014

Tuesday10/21/2014
Bus to DTS
BE103
 
 
Break
Chapel
Lunch
Advising/
Free Time
SL305
SL305
Break
Dinner
Bus to Hotel
 
 
Van to Hotel

Wednesday - 10/22/2014

Wednesday10/22/2014
Bus to DTS
BE103
 
 
Break
Chapel
Lunch: Student Services / Student Council
BE103/
SL305 Workshop
SL305
SL305
Break
Dinner & Movie Review
 
 
Bus to Hotel
 

Thursday - 10/23/2014

Thursday10/23/2014
 
 
Bus to DTS
BE103
Break
Chapel
Lunch: Faculty
BE103/
SL305 Workshop
SL305
SL305
Break
Dinner
Bus to Hotel
 
 
Van to Hotel

Friday - 10/24/2014

Friday10/24/2014
Bus to DTS
SL305
 
 
Break
Chapel
Lunch
Advising/
Free Time
BE103
BE103
Break
Dinner
Bus to Hotel
 
 
Van to Hotel

Saturday - 10/25/2014

Saturday10/25/2014
Check-out
Travel Home
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SuperWeek Courses

BE103 Old Testament History II & Poetry

Taught by Dr. Eugene Pond

An exposition of the historical books (1 Samuel through Esther), Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon with emphasis on the biblical theology of these books, their genre, and application.

SL305 Dynamics of Christian Leadership

Taught by Dr. George Hillman

An analysis of the qualities and practices of the effective Christian leader based on principles in Scripture and related literature, with attention to devising a personal philosophy of spiritual leadership.

SuperWeek Activities

SuperWeek is much more than coursework. You'll have the opportunity to:

  • Eat lunch and fellowship with your professors
  • Attend special chapels
  • Sign up for academic advising
  • Fellowship with the greater DTS community
  • Q&A with the president and academic dean
  • Build relationships with fellow students
  • Attend special evening activities
  • Visit DTS's library
  • Shop at DTS's Book Center

Hotel

Hilton Park Cities
5954 Luther Lane, Dallas, TX, 75225

Located in the upscale University Park area of central Dallas, this hotel features stylish decor and modern amenities.



Transportation

The Seminary will provide scheduled shuttles to and from both DFW and Love Field to the hotel. More details to come.

Hilton Park Cities has chartered buses for our students to travel to campus each morning and back to the hotel each evening. The cost for this is included in your room total. There will only be one round-trip provided each day, Monday through Friday. If you need additional travel (pharmacy, doctor visit, sundries) the Seminary will be happy to provide transportation on a case-by-case basis.

Lodging Options

Arrival Sunday 10/19/14 by 4:00 PM CST. Departure Saturday 10/25/14. Students must choose one of these options.

Lodging 1: Single Occupancy

Lodging components Cost
6 Nights Hotel Room**
Breakfast included Monday-Saturday
$929
8 Meals
Lunch & Dinner Sunday night-Friday night.
Note: dinner on Sunday and lunch and dinner on Friday provided by the Seminary
$70
Transportation from and to Airport
Seminary shuttles
No charge-Seminary provided
Transportation to and from Campus
Charter bus
Included in Hotel Cost
Total $999/person

Lodging 2: Double Occupancy*

Double Occupancy rooms are full. Please sign up for Lodging 1 and then contact Erin Stambaugh (estambaugh@dts.edu) if you want to be moved to Lodging 2 should space become available.

Lodging components Cost
6 Nights Hotel Room**
Breakfast included Monday-Saturday
$495
8 Meals
Lunch & Dinner Sunday night-Friday night.
Note: dinner on Sunday and lunch and dinner on Friday provided by the Seminary
$70
Transportation from and to Airport
Seminary shuttles
No charge-Seminary provided
Transportation to and from Campus
Charter bus
Included in Hotel Cost
Total $565/person

Meals Only: For Those Living in the DFW Area

The "Meals Only" option is available to students living within the immediate Dallas/Fort Worth area exclusively. Students living outside the immediate Dallas/Fort Worth area must choose the Lodging 1 package.

8 Meals
Lunch & Dinner Sunday night-Friday night.
Note: dinner on Sunday and lunch and dinner on Friday provided by the Seminary
$70/person

 

*Limited availability. Contact Erin Stambaugh at estambaugh@dts.edu.

**Minimum 6 night stay at the hotel with which the Seminary has contracted.

Frequently Asked Questions

Course Info

What is a SuperWeek?

A SuperWeek is a week-long experience designed to help distance education students earn up to six hours of residency credit toward their degree while connecting them to other students, faculty, and the Seminary community.

What courses will be offered and who are the professors teaching them?

SL305 Dynamics of Leadership will be taught by Dr. George Hillman and BE103 Old Testament History II and Poetry will be taught by Dr. Gene Pond.

Do I have to come to the SuperWeek if I’m a Mobile MA/CL student?

One-third of the MA/CL degree program (at least 21 hours) must be completed in residency (i.e., courses offered at an approved campus or extension site). Residency can be fulfilled through SuperWeeks, one-week intensive courses, or other course formats. The difference between SuperWeeks is that students can earn up to twice the residency hours as a normal intensive course over the same amount of time. So, where a one-week intensive course counts a three hours of residency, a SuperWeek can count as much as six hours of residency. Thus, SuperWeeks save students valuable time and the added expense of coming to Dallas more times than are necessary. If you do not participate in this option please contact the Advising Center soon to plan ways to meet the residency requirement.

Do I have to take both classes?

SuperWeek students are required either to take both courses for credit or take one course for credit while auditing the other course. Due to the nature of these courses, students of DTS who are auditing a course (not spouse audits) will need to prepare minimally for the audit course before coming to campus (more information on this will be available at a later time).

I am required to take SL335. May I take SL305 in its place?

Please contact the Advising Center to determine if this is possible.

How do I register?
  1. Complete the SuperWeek registration form (available January 21, 2014). Note: When you register for SuperWeek, there is a $250 portion of the total bill for which you are responsible even if you cancel (this functions like a non-refundable deposit).
  2. Registered SuperWeek students (those who completed the SuperWeek registration form) will be added to both courses automatically. At that time the full cost of SuperWeek (tuition, fees, room, and/or board) will be billed to their account.
  3. Payment can be made to one's account at any time. Payment arrangements can be made through Tuition Management Systems (TMS).
Will I have to do any course work before I come to Dallas and after I return home?

Typically intensive courses have pre and post course work. However, be sure to check your syllabus for actual requirements.

Is there a schedule for the week?

There will be a schedule, which we’ll post as we get closer to the SuperWeek date.

What is the registration deadline for SuperWeek?

April 30, 2014

Participants

Who can participate in a SuperWeek?

Although the SuperWeek was designed for the mobile MA/CL degree program, all students not taking a live course on the Dallas campus during the same week are welcome to participate. For example, a student taking a Tuesday/Thursday section of ST101 Introduction to Theology on the Dallas campus in Fall 2014 would be ineligible for SuperWeek because his or her participation in SuperWeek would conflict with ST101 during that week.

How many students will be at the SuperWeek?

Enrollment is limited to 130 students.

Can my spouse audit one or both courses?

Yes. Spouses of students can audit one or both courses. There are a limited number of seats available, however. Contact Erin Stambaugh for more information.

Tuition & Cost

How much does it cost?

Tuition and fees plus the total cost of your lodging/meals for the week.

Are there any special payment arrangements for a SuperWeek?

When combined with tuition and fees, a SuperWeek can be paid for through the TMS program. Contact the Bursar’s office (srosenbeck@dts.edu) for more details.

Is financial aid available for SuperWeek courses?

Students enrolled for SuperWeek courses, working 30+ hours a week, and taking 9+ hours in the Fall 2014 can apply for need-based scholarships and loans. Contact the Financial Aid Office for details.

How will this type of class be certified with the VA?

The courses will be certified as resident courses, from the beginning to ending dates of the semester. Therefore, VA benefits can be used for tuition and fees (not hotel and food charges) for SuperWeek courses.

Can I use the seminary payment system (TMS) for the hotel lodging?

Yes, please contact the Bursar’s office (srosenbeck@dts.edu) for more details.

What is the cancellation deadline and do I get a refund?

Cancellation and refunds will follow the seminary’s refund schedule as outlined in the catalog. Regardless of when you cancel you are still responsible for $250 of the hotel lodging cost (this functions like a non-refundable deposit).

Is the cost of hotel, food, etc. included in the tuition cost?

No, the cost of the hotel and meals are separate from tuition cost. However, the lodging does include your hotel, meals, and transportation to and from the Seminary, as well as shuttle service to and from the airport. A schedule of shuttle pick up times is forthcoming.

Lodging, Meals & Transportation

Is my travel to Dallas included in my tuition or the hotel lodging?

No, you must make your travel arrangements separately.

If I live outside the DFW area, must I purchase the Lodging 1 or Lodging 2 Option?

The Seminary has negotiated a reduced room rate with the hotel that depends on our students reserving a certain number of rooms. At this time, we are requiring all extension students that live outside of the DFW area to purchase either the Lodging 1 or Lodging 2 options in order to take part in SuperWeek.

Do I have to use the hotel that DTS has arranged if I live in the DFW area?

No, if you live in the DFW area, you do not have to use the DTS hotel lodging; however, you will have to purchase the “Meals Only” package because having lunch and dinner together is part of the residency component of the courses. The "Meals Only" option is available to students living within the immediate Dallas/Fort Worth area exclusively. Students living outside the immediate Dallas/Fort Worth area must choose the Lodging 1 package.

Can I room with a friend?

Most reservations require single occupancy as there are a limited number of double occupancy rooms available. Please contact Erin Stambaugh at estambaugh@dts.edu if you are interested in double occupancy.

Is WIFI included?

There will be internet access in your room and free WIFI in the common areas.

How many meals are included in the lodging?

If you are staying at the hotel, breakfast, lunch, and dinner from Sunday night (dinner) through the following Saturday morning (breakfast) are included in your lodging.

If you are purchasing the meal lodging only, breakfast is not included.

If I’m not staying at the hotel, do I have to purchase the meal lodging?

Since lunch and dinner are part of the SuperWeek experience and residency portion of the courses, you must purchase the meal lodging to participate. The "Meals Only" option is available to students living within the immediate Dallas/Fort Worth area exclusively. Students living outside the immediate Dallas/Fort Worth area must choose the Lodging 1 package.

What if I have special dietary needs or food allergies?

We will make every effort to accommodate food allergies or restrictions. Please contact Erin Stambaugh at estambaugh@dts.edu with any dietary restrictions or allergies.

How will I get from the airport to the hotel?

DTS is providing shuttle service from both DFW and Love Field. More details on this service will available as SuperWeek approaches.

How will I get from the hotel to DTS?
Shuttle service to and from the hotel to the campus will be provided in the morning and evening.
Do I need to park my car at the hotel if I am driving to Dallas?

You may park your car at the hotel ($24 per day) or you may park your car at the Seminary for free for the week (secured parking provided at no charge).

What are the local attractions?

Check out our map.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us for more information.

Erin Stambaugh
Online & Extension Coordinator
214-887-5325
estambaugh@dts.edu

Kris Bone
Administrative Assistant
214-887-5320
kbone@dts.edu

Michael Balbier
Associate Director of Online & Distance Ed
214-887-5322
mbalbier@dts.edu