Class Scheduling Guideline

These guidelines exist to ensure that courses meet standards for credit-hour assignment. The class schedule is designed so that all regularly scheduled courses meet for a least one class hour per week per credit.

Classes can only meet at the times listed below. In particular, no classes will meet between 4:30 and 7:00 p.m. This time will be free for team practices, music ensemble rehearsals, and other activities, though these activities may occur at other times. Faculty members should realize that trying to move a course to an unapproved time once the semester begins is a real imposition on their students.

Regular January lecture courses will meet between 9:00 and 4:30 or starting at 7:00. Courses that need to meet into the 4:30 - 7:00 period must have appropriate pedagogical needs; instructors of these courses should let the Associate Dean of Faculty  know when they will be meeting.

Departments must spread their courses throughout the day as much as is reasonable.

Courses which meet only once a week should be scheduled during a regular class period. There will be cases where special curricular needs require times not listed below; the use of non-standard hours must be approved by the Associate Dean of Faculty and meet credit hour standards.

Approved Meeting Times

Mon - Wed - Fri Mon - Wed or Mon - Fri - or Wed - Fri Tue - Thu
8:00 - 8:50
9:00 - 9:50
10:00 - 10:50
11:00 - 11:50
12:00 - 12:50
1:30 - 2:20
2:30 - 3:20
3:30 - 4:20
8:00 - 9:50
8:30 - 9:50
12:00 - 1:20
3:00 - 4:20
8:00 - 9:20
9:30 - 10:50
11:00 - 12:20
1:30 - 2:50
3:00 - 4:20
Evening classes can meet any day starting at 7:00 p.m.

Classes that need to meet four or five days a week must use times that overlap only one time period each day. For example, 10:00-10:50 MTWRF and 11:00-11:50 MTWTF would be legal times while 9:30-10:20 MTWRF is NOT legal.

Classes that meet for three hours (labs, studio art classes, etc.) should start at 10:00 or 1:30 on MWF and 9:30 or 1:30 on TR, while courses needing two-hour blocks (e.g. SMC courses) should only overlap two course periods.

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