Procedure for Course Scheduling (As Approved by Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost)

Policy Information
Policy TitleProcedure for Course Scheduling (As Approved by Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost)
Responsible OfficeVice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Policy TypeFacilities and Property
Policy Number404
Last Revision Date1/27/2021

Course Scheduling Requirements

Academic departments are expected to schedule class meetings at standard times (see below). No more than 45 percent of a department's sections each semester should be offered during the Tuesday/Thursday daytime meeting times and no more than 65 percent of their sections should be offered during of the prime times of the day, 9:40 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Monday/Wednesday/Friday and 10:05 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday/Thursday.

The standard meeting times are as follows (prime times are in bold):

M-W-F Classes (60 minutes per day)

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 
9:40 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. 
10:50 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. 
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
1:10 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. 
2:20 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. 
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
4:40 p.m. - 5:40 p.m.
5:50 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
8:10 p.m. - 9:10 p.m.
9:20 p.m. - 10:20 p.m.

M-W or W-F Classes (85 minutes per day)

8:05 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
5:50 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
7:25 p.m. - 8:50 p.m.
9 p.m. - 10:25 p.m.

T-R Classes (85 minutes per day)

8:30 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.
10:05 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
11:40 a.m. - 1:05 p.m.
1:15 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. 
2:50 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
4:25 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.
6 p.m. - 7:25 p.m.
7:35 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:10 p.m. - 10:35 p.m.

M-T-W-R-F 3 hours per day

6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

The standard meeting patterns shown above must be honored for courses meeting in prime time. In cases where courses must be offered at non-standard times during prime time, approvals from the department chair and dean's office are required. The course will be given second-level priority in room scheduling (scheduled after courses adhering to standard meeting patterns) based on room availability.

Courses meeting for three hours during prime time hours requiring a general purpose classroom will be scheduled at the University Downtown Center, after CCPA courses have been scheduled there. The following standard meeting periods will apply:

M-T-W-R-F Class Days - University Downtown Center only

8:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
1:40 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.
5:50 p.m. – 8:50 p.m.

Courses meeting two days per week for 85 minutes each day have the option of being scheduled at the University Downtown Center following the standard meeting periods of:

MW or WF or TR

9:25 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.