Summary of Course Scheduling Principles
• Lecture-discussion and seminar courses are counted and scheduled separately.
• Courses being left as "arranged" should not be counted in totals used for scheduling.
• Include 2000-level courses as well as courses numbered 1–1999.
• Include University Courses (e.g. UNIV1230) taught by your faculty.
• Include all sections and common meetings, but do not include labs or conferences.
• Exceptions to standard time periods must be approved by the registrar's office.
Scheduling Lecture-Discussion Courses:
• The general principal is that lecture-discussion courses are scheduled in groups of 10. Within any set of 10 courses, no time period may be used more than once. Therefore, any department scheduling 10 or more courses will use a minimum of 10 time periods.
Examples: A department with 10 or fewer courses in one term may use no time period more than once. A department with 14 courses in one semester must use at least 10 different time periods and may use a maximum of four time periods twice. A department with 23 lecture-discussion courses must use at least 10 different time periods and may use a maximum of 3 time periods 3 times each.
• Within the limits of the guidelines, departments may choose to emphasize either the twice per week 80 minute time periods or the MWF 50 minute periods, but all departments are expected to make some use of each type in each semester.
• Due to the limited number of large classrooms, please take care to distribute courses with more than 80 students across different periods.
• A course utilizing two standard time periods (e.g., introductory language courses) should be entered twice and counted twice, once for each time period used.
• Units offering fewer than 10 lecture-discussion courses per semester should follow these three points:
*No period may be used more than once per semester.
* At least one course per term must follow the MWF 50-minute pattern.
* At least one course in five must begin at 9 AM or before, or at 2 PM or later.
Scheduling Seminar Courses:
• Seminars are scheduled in sets of three. The popular times from 3-5:20 PM on Monday and Wednesday (M and N Hours) may not be repeated unless the third course in each set of three is scheduled at one of the other time periods (O, P, Q or an approved evening time).
• The P Seminar time on Tuesday afternoon from 4-6:20 may only be used by instructors who are not voting members of the faculty.