Class scheduling changes for 2012-13

by Jill Jensen

A new class scheduling policy will go into effect during the 2012-13 school year, which promotes âÄúfair-use of classrooms,âÄù according to the Office of Classroom Management website.

This will limit the number of classes scheduled Tuesdays and Thursdays, allow more classes between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. and add 75-minute lectures on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Current University policy restricts the number of classes scheduled during peak class hours.

According to the website, only 3 percent of courses are allowed to be scheduled by colleges in any one time block under the new policy so students donâÄôt have as many class conflicts.

The changes will bring more Friday classes and allow for more flexibility when finding space for the more than 8,000 classes scheduled every semester.