Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
Malcolm x

Academic Publications and Scheduling Services

We (APSS) provide department support and coordination in creating course information, and class scheduling.
APSS creates, organizes and maintains the content for the following online academic publications: the University Catalog, Class Schedule, and Academic Calendar. APSS is also responsible for:
  • providing access to the Directory Maintenance Application which facilitates manual updates of the Campus Directory,
  • the faculty workload report that shows all faculty assignments, all classes, and all assigned release times for the semester, and
  • providing both in-depth and quick reference guides for the completion of all of the above departmental responsibilities.

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Please consider attending the trainings offered by APSS as part of the Academic Support Series.

Five workshops will be offered each summer, fall and spring semester.

All workshops are taught in SSC 410, 10:00am - 12:00pm on Wednesdays:  

APSS: CRA + Insight

A new workshop designed to help you navigate our reporting tools and utilize the reports to support your academic unit.
             DATES: July 25, October 24, March 6

Astra Schedule for Academics

Learn how to use our facilities management software to find rooms, book events and see what’s scheduled already.
             DATES: July 11, November 7, March 27

Schedule Build Overview

A general overview of the class scheduling process, things to consider and the timeline for building a new term of classes.
             DATES: July 18, September 5, January 16

PeopleSoft Class Scheduling

The details you need to know to build new sections, modify existing sections, combine classes, and a ton of other information.
             DATES: August 1, October 3, February 20

Faculty Workload Process

A-Z information on the process of reconciling contracts to faculty assignments, and providing the Chancellor’s office with our campus facility usage information.
             DATES: August 8, September 19, February 6


Please sign up via the DTS training system, or check the HR Professional Development page, or show up and sign in to receive credit for attending.

APSS Important Dates

May 2018 

Spring 2018 Finals Begin
05 | 14 | 2018 

Spring 2018 Finals End 
05 | 18 | 2018 

Spring 2018 Semester End 
05 | 31 | 2018