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Timetable Scheduling Guidelines

Guiding Principles

  • Departments should pay particular attention to the spread of upper‐ and lower‐division offerings, to avoid unnecessary conflicts for students.

  • Departments should pay particular attention to large‐capacity classes and spread them across the class times, due to lack of large classroom/auditorium space on campus.

  • Departments should collaborate with other departments when planning cross-departmental offerings, to avoid unnecessary conflicts for students. Examples include co‐requisites, cohort courses, and courses required for minors.

Guidelines

  1. No more than 70 percent of all departmental sections may be scheduled during “prime time,” denoted by classes starting at the following times:

    PRIME TIME
    MWF—9:05, 10:10, 11:15, 12:20, 1:25, 2:30
    TR—9:40, 11:10, 12:40, 2:10

  2. In order for a section to be scheduled in a nationalized classroom, the enrollment of the section must meet at least 80 percent of the capacity of the room. If 80 percent capacity is not met, the section is subject to relocation.
  3. Sections whose capacities are set at less than the published minimum for the course level should be assigned to departmentally controlled space. If the sections are left to be scheduled into nationalized space, the priority will be low, and there is no guarantee that a nationalized room assignment will be available. (Minimum standards for scheduling are 15 for lower-division undergraduate, 12 for upper-division undergraduate, and 9 for graduate.) This does not apply to classes that begin after 5 p.m.
  4. Sections that are offered at invalid start or end times should be assigned to departmentally-controlled space. If the sections are left to be scheduled into nationalized space, the priority will be low, and there is no guarantee that a nationalized room assignment will be available. This does not apply to classes that begin after 5 p.m.

 

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