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Creation of Schedule of Classes

 

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Change Requests


Outcomes of the Scheduling Process

  • Increase effectiveness compared to previous years and other campuses in the UH system in terms of:
    • college enrollment
    • class fill rate
    • student satisfaction with their schedules
  • Timeliness of the scheduling process
  • Small number of errors after the schedule has been finalized
  • Minimal time conflicts throughout the schedule

General Resources


Suggestions for Scheduling

  • Ensure we have a sufficient number of evening classes to allow a student to earn a degree during the evening (look for distribution, regular change in offerings; review over 4 semester span)
  • Look for conflicts in schedule in such as math and science; accounting and economics, etc.
  • Ensure that a sufficient number of developmental math and English sections are offered in the fall (project by review of previous fall enrollments and projection of upcoming fall)
  • Ensure that a sufficient number of developmental or entry-level classes are offered in spring to accommodate fall completers
  • Ensure that all classes are scheduled within the matrix
  • Ensure that a minimum/maximum of WIs are offered through the schedule, with no more than 4 offered in any time slot
  • Ensure that classes with similar limited student audiences are not offered in conflict

General Timeline

Month Fall Schedule Spring Schedule Summer Schedule
July first meeting to determine which courses to add and cancel for Fall    
August

first week, second meeting to determine which courses to add and cancel

the week before classes begin - final meeting to determine which classes to cancel

   
September second week, survey of students enrolled in Fall to help evaluate the schedule

third week, discussion to determine changes to Spring courses based on Fall enrollment and other factors

Academic Affairs Advisory Committee suggest strategic goals and guidelines for Summer

Office of Academic Affairs sends request to faculty to offer summer classes

October      
November Projections and guidelines for the upcoming Fall and Spring
  • Student Services create enrollment projections
  • Academic Affairs Advisory Committee suggest strategic goals and guidelines
last week, complete Summer schedule. Uploaded to Banner and sent to the printer
December   first week, first meeting to determine which courses to cancel for Spring  
January  

first week, final meeting to determine which courses to cancel for Spring

third week, survey of students enrolled in Spring to help evaluate the schedule

 
February

first and second week, discipline schedulers, in consultation with Department Chairs and departments, enter Fall and Spring schedules online

third week, Academic Affairs Advisory Committee and representatives from Student Services view the entire schedule to evaluate conflicts and gaps, and suggest changes

third week, changes to the college schedule are done through the Request Change system. Changes are made by the curriculum coordinator, in consultation with department chairs and faculty

Summer schedule is finalized and sent to the printers
March second week, Fall and Spring schedule is finalized, uploaded to Banner and sent to the printer  
April      
May     final decisions to cancel Summer courses
June     Survey of students enrolled in Summer to help evaluate the schedule

 

 

 

page last updated: September 22, 2014

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