October 6 , 2011
Mark your calendars for Scheduling U!
Review the Scheduling U dates and sessions and mark your calendar for the sessions you plan to attend. All schedulers should attend one of the three “Scheduling update” sessions. During these sessions of Scheduling U, scheduling unit staff will provide information about the new scheduling policy, discuss the process for non-standard classes, and more!
Do all sections use a room during finals week? Survey says...
We recently polled the instructors teaching in Active Learning Classrooms (ALCs) to determine if they would need to use an ALC classroom during finals week. More than half of the instructors polled did not plan to use any classroom to administer their final exam.
Because of construction on campus, it is more important than ever to let us know if there are sections that will not require a general purpose classroom during finals week. Please notify us of course sections that will not require a classroom during finals week by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Fall 2011 Final Exam” and the section number(s) in the body.
Scheduling summer 2012 (1125) reminders
The first step of scheduling any session is running the “Class Schedule Summary” report available in UM Reports. After running the report, visit the class schedule production instructions and complete all necessary steps for successful scheduling. Make sure you meet scheduling deadlines by checking the summer 2012 important scheduling dates.
Upcoming important dates
Add the Schedule/Course Guide Production Calendar to your Google calendar! With this new option, you can be certain that important scheduling dates are always at hand.
- October 17-November 4 - Scheduling U
- November 1 - May/summer session 2012 (1125) ECS period 1 closes
- November 2 - Course Guide available for updates for May/summer session 2012
- November 8 - Spring 2012 (1123) queued registration begins
Questions: May/summer session class meeting length
Question: How many hours a day should my May or summer session class meet?
Answer: Calculate the number of hours it meets during fall or spring semester and divide by the number of days it will meet during May or summer session. For example, MATH 1001 meets MWF, 8:00 - 8:50 a.m. during fall semester. It therefore meets for a total of 45 hours. MATH 1001 meets for 15 days during the summer session, 45/15 = 3 hours per day during summer.
For general scheduling questions, email email@example.com.
For ECS questions, contact the Student Records Training & Support Team at 612-625-2803 or firstname.lastname@example.org.