The primary goal of the Office of the Registrar is to maximize courses, staff, and teaching spaces while reducing operating costs to be fiscally efficient and environmentally responsible. This focus is especially imperative in these fiscally challenged years ahead. Following standard set scheduling patterns with compatible start and ending times, the overall schedule fits together with less conflict in a consistent and equitable manner. In order to achieve these goals, revised scheduling policies and procedures have been established by Classroom Scheduling and approved by The Office of the Provost. The scheduling regulations apply to those colleges who utilize university classrooms from the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Education, and Engineering, and Tippie College of Business. Use of scheduling regulations permits efficient exercise of available classroom space as well as provides an orderly framework for instructional planning to reduce course concentration. Use of standard time blocks also allow students greater flexibility and opportunity in scheduling classes offered by different departments or colleges.
Please select from one of the two Standardized Time-Blocks below:
Campus Benefits to Approved Class Meeting Times:
- Standardized evening class times reduces class scheduling overlaps and in number of classroom facilities required allowing for reduced energy consumption in academic buildings.
- Expands standard class time options for course offerings to maximize registration opportunities for both traditional and non-traditional students in both daytime and evening sessions.
- Raises university classroom utilization efficiencies for continued enrollment increases.
- 7:30 a.m. MWF class time slot was identified with 10% utilization of the university classroom capacity. Time slot remains available by departmental request.
- 8:30 a.m. MWF becomes NEW official start time across all university classrooms.
- 11 of 15 MWF classroom size categories (14–400) or 73% make greater usage of available classrooms when compared to the old class time structure.
- Additional TTh class time slot (12:30-1:45 p.m.) offers new scheduling option within the coveted “prime time”. As a result, provides opportunities for expanded growth with addition of 221 new class time periods requiring no additional building funds to create classroom space. It is assumed standard TTh 75-minute class times will be used.
- Due to the addition of the new 75-minute 12:30 p.m. TTh time slot, greater classroom usage is possible for the 11:00 a.m.–1:45 p.m. time span.
- TTh class start times will now begin on either the hour or half-hour by increasing TTh class pass times to 15 minutes. In doing so, provides more intuitive class schedules for students and faculty.
- 10 of 15 TTh classroom size categories (14–400) or 67% make greater usage of available classrooms when compared to the old class structure.
- Midterm Evening Examination slots will now offer a 2 hour or a 1 ½ hour testing time slots.