How departments and other academic units schedule classes is of vital importance to both students and faculty. Our goal is to understand the current process, identify concerns, and suggest improvements.
The review revolves around four questions:
|T1||Is the current list of available meeting patterns adequate?|
|T2||To what extent is there a classroom availability crisis?|
|T3||Are the rules associated with the 4:25-7:30pm “free zone” too restrictive?|
|T4||Are the rules associated with evening classes and prelims too restrictive?|
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- Understand the current system and its pitfalls. This will require full consultation with the Office of the University Registrar , the College registrars, the Office of Space Planning, and all the scheduling experts who sit in the academic units across campus.
- Engage the campus in a discussion of the issues. Figure out what everybody wants by using the Web and the assemblies. The Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, the associate deans group, and the Educational Policy Committee participate in the process all along the way.
- The Educational Policy Committee develops recommendations and forwards them to the Faculty Senate for consideration and a vote.
- Whatever the Senate approves is either enacted or passed along to the Provost for further study or approval.
From the Office of the University Registrar and the Office of the Provost