Exception requests to the scheduling paradigm:
Requests for exceptions to the class meeting scheduling paradigm are subject to the review/approval of the chair and dean of the college and the Registrar’s Office. Class schedulers request an exception for a new class or changes to an existing class through Class Exception Request Form (Authorized Use Only).
- Without an approved exception, undergraduate classes are not allowed to exceed an offering more than 80 minutes.
- For a change to an undergraduate class that is offered for 2 hours and 45 minutes, the following criteria is used to approve or deny the exception request.
- If the class exception is approved for a specific instructor, changes to days or times are acceptable, the exception remains approved.
- If the class exception is approved for a specific instructor, and the instructor changes, the exception is no longer in effect.
- If the approved exception is based on the topic or pedagogy, a prolonged format required for presentations, outside speakers, film/pod cast, the exception would remain approved for any 2 hour and 45 minute period, the start time must adhere to the University paradigm.
- If the exception is based on a specific day and time, if the time or day is requested to be changed, the exception is not approved.
- If the approved class exception is based on the course being offered consecutively every spring/fall, the exception is no longer if effect if there is a lapse in the course offering.
- If the class has an approved exception for 2 hours and 45 minutes, and changes the format to a 55 minute or 80 minute class period, the exception is no longer approved.