Class Scheduling Exceptions

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).

  1. Without an approved exception, undergraduate classes are not allowed to exceed an offering more than 80 minutes.
  1. 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  • If the class exception is approved for a specific instructor, and the instructor changes, the exception is no longer in effect.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.