Academic Scheduling Center
IMAGE: ASC Staff The information contained on this site is designed to assist departmental schedulers, administrators, and any other University personnel who are involved with the scheduling of course sections offered by the University. The Academic Scheduling Center (ASC), which is located within the Office of the University Registrar, is staffed with skilled professionals specially trained to provide support to academic departments in the development of the schedule of classes and assignment of classroom space. Our staff is committed to providing the highest quality service, and every effort will be made to ensure that classrooms are assigned equitably, used appropriately, and accommodate the University’s academic and instructional needs.
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Scheduling of academic classrooms is a process that requires a flexible and dynamic approach each term with consideration for pedagogical changes, class size, and equipment. The assignment of a specific room at a specific time in a given term will not automatically guarantee a continuing assignment of that space, even if the room was used efficiently. Although some spaces are defined for exclusive usage, generally, academic departments should not expect to use the same space on a continuing basis.
Open learning courses are flexibly scheduled course sections that are offered by an academic department, but do not meet according to the University's established academic terms (or part of term). Open learning courses can be created by departmental schedulers in the Data Collection Utility (DCU) website, but must be created by the ASC once the window for a term's schedule build has closed and the sections have been transferred back to Banner. Final grading for Open learning courses begins on the last day of the course and ends on the final grading deadline for the full term in which the course is offered.
Note: Faculty teaching courses that begin or end after the final grading deadline for the full term in which the course is offered will have to complete individual grade change forms for each student enrolled in their course(s).
Instructors are responsible for sharing the fifteen minute between classes. Every effort should be made to vacate the classroom in a timely way, allowing the following instructor to set-up and prepare, as well as allow the finishing instructor to make final remarks and gather materials. Students should be encouraged to meet with the instructor during office hours rather than during this time. Should conflicts develop, instructors should first attempt to resolve the concerns between themselves. If the result is unsatisfactory, conflicts must be mediated by department chairs.
In the event of an emergency evacuation, or if for some reason a classroom is unusable, the ASC will attempt to relocate classes to temporary space if desired.
Furniture and equipment such as overheads, chairs, and tables are not to be moved from one room to another without approval of Media Services, or the Office of the University Architect. If a room does not contain adequate facilities to meet the scheduled maximum enrollment or equipment needs, the instructor should notify their department scheduler of the inadequacies and request a new classroom assignment. The department scheduler will then contact the ASC who will attempt to locate an available classroom that is more suited to the instructor's needs for course delivery.
- SAAR 096-Schedule of Classes
- SAAR 097-Section Counts by CRN
- SAAR 208-Building and Room Schedules
- SAAR 210-Schedule Sections
- SAAR 239-Lock Types For Active Courses
- SAAR 240-Courses where Voice Response is Not Checked