A. Schedule of Classes
The schedule of classes for each semester and summer session is recommended by each of the Colleges and submitted to the Provost and the Registrar. It is the duty of the Registrar to see that a workable master schedule of all classes is prepared from these recommendations. The schedule of classes for any regular semester includes a listing of planned course offerings for the following regular semester.
Schedules are duplicated well in advance of each semester or summer session. They are distributed by the Registrar’s Office. Changes after the schedule is circulated to the public are made only in unusual circumstances by authorization of the Registrar.
b. Class Periods
Class instruction time is regulated to meet federal compliance definitions of the credit hour. The normal daytime class period is 50 minutes on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; and 75 minutes on Tuesday and Thursday. Classes may be scheduled for periods of different duration when meeting in the evenings, on Saturdays, and in the summer sessions. All classes should begin on time and end promptly. Any change in the time and place set for the class meeting must be approved by the College Dean and the Provost.
C. Class Enrollments
Classes which do not meet minimum enrollment requirements are subject to cancellation. Small classes may be scheduled in the event of special circumstances, with the approval of the College Dean and the Provost.
d. Classroom Assignments
Classes are assigned in buildings and rooms by the Registrar, based upon recommendations of College Deans and with the approval of the Provost.
If after registration is completed the classroom assigned for any class is insufficient in size or needed equipment, the instructor should request a change in classroom from the Registrar.
e. Final Examinations
University policy requires that final examinations, when included as part of course requirements, be given at the end of each semester and summer term. A schedule prepared by the Office of the Registrar establishes each semester’s final examination period; the final day or days of each summer term are reserved for final examinations. All final examinations are to be administered at the published time, unless other arrangements are approved by the Provost.
f. Syllabus Checklist
In accordance with federal compliance and accreditation guidelines, a course syllabus is to be provided to each student, at the beginning of the semester in which the course is held, for each course taught by a faculty member. Syllabus Checklist information is generally expected to include:
- Name of instructor
- Office hours, location, telephone number(s), e-mail address
- Course number, title, section, location
- Prerequisites and corequisites
- Semester and year
- Text (full name of author, title of text, publisher, year of publication, edition) and Supplements Texts or Materials
- Course description, objectives and student learning and program outcomes. (The syllabus course description statement should correlate with the description as it appears in the present catalog. Objectives are the expectations of what the student should know at the completion of the course. Student outcomes are what the student should actually be able to do at the completion of the course.)
- Course requirements (exams, quizzes, individual projects, papers, etc.) and proportion each counts toward the final grade. Content and format of each requirement. Explanation of how class participation or the like will be evaluated.
- Grading scale and standards (Explain how the final grade in the course will be determined).
- Attendance policy must be consistent with the university catalog.
- Policy on late work and make-up exams
- For each class meeting, or topical cluster of meetings, indicate subject matter or topics; pre-class readings; other assignments
- Due dates for graded assignments
- Exam dates (including final exam)
- A statement regarding academic integrity/plagiarism
- Unique or unusual class procedures/structures such as cooperative learning exercises, panel presentations, case study methods, class journals or learning logs, use of technology, etc.