Academic classroom usage is governed by the policies described in the Faculty Staff Handbook (FHS 4610) and the protocols outlined by the Registrar’s Office. These policies and protocols are intended to maintain the functionality of our instructional space, help students establish schedules with few—or no—conflicts, and utilize our resources in the most efficient manner possible. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the information on this page and let us know if you have any questions or comments by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Day & Time Tables
Delivery time options are available in the Standard Course Time Table portion of the COWS Users Manual. Conformation to these parameters eliminates overlapping class start times and allows students to better schedule their classes.
Exception Policy & Procedure
Exceptions are granted on a case-by-case, semester-by-semester basis. They must be approved by the department chair and submitted to email@example.com.
- Course fee changes should be directed to Student Accounts/Cashiers. Include the semester, the subject, course number, and the CRN because these special fees are tied directly to the course reference number (CRN).
- Grade mode changes are not accepted once enrollment exists in a course.
- Course enrollment may not exceed the capacity of the assigned classroom. This is an important safety issue.
- If a course is not going to be offered it needs to be inactivated through COWS or it will continue to appear on the Class Schedule.
- Requests for classroom assignment changes are accepted three weeks prior to, and three weeks after the beginning of a semester. These requests must be based on sound pedagogical reasons and preapproved by the department’s chair.
- Regulation B-12 has been deleted. It allowed students to register for fewer credits than a course was offered, and it allowed departments to offer courses for less credit than listed in the General Catalog.
- Faculty-Staff Handbook Regulation 4130 has changed. It now specifies that catalog course numbers are assigned by the Office of the Registrar, and cross- or joint-listing of standard course numbers with approved catalog courses is no longer allowed.
- Special Topic courses may not be offered more than twice under this course number under Faculty-Staff Handbook Regulation 4130.
- Directed Study courses can be offered only once and cannot duplicate an existing course under Faculty-Staff Handbook Regulation 4130.
- No food or drink is allowed in general classrooms.
Room Utilization Goal
It is the goal of the university to create and maintain a classroom management system that:
- Provides service to campus users
- Utilizes/maximizes resources that are currently available
- Provides the best environment for student learning
- Provides quick, accurate, meaningful reports including detailed analysis that will facilitate
the planning and development of new space
- Is transparent to the campus
- Is user friendly
- Utilizes terminology that everyone understands
- Develops a report that represents the ideal classroom mix for current needs, future growth,
equipment trends, and changes to curricula