The block schedule is based on a Monday/Wednesday/Friday (M/W/F) and Tuesday/Thursday (T/R) model for undergraduate courses. Colleges may not modify M/W/F day sessions by combining multiple blocks in order to eliminate a day.
Though graduate courses meet for multiple hours in a single day and may combine time blocks, they must observe lunch and conform to the same start times. Graduate courses that are attended by undergraduate students must adhere to the M/W/F and T/R block schedule.
Colleges must balance and evenly distribute their course offerings throughout the specified approved time blocks during the week.
Classes requiring longer time periods may use multiple blocks.
Most programs will continue to offer night courses once a week by using multiple blocks beginning after 6 p.m. The start time must adhere to one of the predetermined start times.
Classes meeting twice a week at night must use Fridays as the second meeting night (e.g., T/F, W/F, etc.) in order to ensure room availability for all courses.
A one-hour lunch break was specifically requested by the students. The lunch break is a time for students to eat and meet with their student organizations. Classes may not extend into this break.
Only when class configuration needs are initially requested for course sections (CRNs) by the schedule due date and the Room Scheduling Department (RSD) notifies the program office of the assigned room that permits reconfiguration, if available. Please remember that the faculty member must ensure that the room is set back to its original state for the next class.
Rooms have a predetermined room type (e.g., computer lab, seminar room, etc.).
The program office must provide classroom requirements when submitting course schedules for CRN creation to the Class Creation Department (CCD).
Yes. While the Room Scheduling Department (RSD) will oversee assigning courses to PVA space, the PVA facilities manager will continue to provide and schedule any additional needs (e.g., sound, lighting, equipment, support staff, etc.).
UPP classrooms will be used until the rooms are no longer available due to construction.
Since online courses do not require classroom space, they are not required to follow the block schedule time periods. However, blended/hybrid courses must adhere to the block schedule.
A cross-disciplinary course is offered across disciplines, programs, or colleges. For example, a student is permitted to take a course owned by another discipline provided the course is at the same level.
The program office is responsible for informing the Course Creation Department (CCD) of CRN cancellations. Deadlines are published in the Course and Room Scheduling Policy and included in the university's administrative dates calendar.
Deadlines are published in the Course and Room Scheduling Policy and included in the university's administrative dates calendar.
Executive Administration determined the Scheduling Task Force members, which included deans, department chairs/faculty, program office representatives, administrative department representatives, and student representatives.