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Non-Standard Meeting Patterns

How to request approval for a non-standard meeting pattern

The Standard Scheduling Convention is designed to create a class schedule that will allow students the best opportunity to have as many classes as possible without conflict.  It also provides for the most optimal use of campus rooms and allows us to easily "swap" rooms for classes as needed for enrollment and other needs.  The use of non-standard times reduces the number of classes that a student can take and therefore delays their progress to degree.  It also impacts campus room utilization by reducing the number of classes that can be offered in a room during the day and/or week.  If the department feels there is a need to schedule a class for a non-standard meeting pattern that overrides the impact on student schedules and room utilization they must receive the dean’s approval to do so.  These are the steps to request the dean’s approval:

  1. The Dept ASC completes the Approval for Non-Standard Meeting Pattern form.
  2. The Dept ASC then forwards the form to the dean, cc APSS, requests the dean to complete the approval area of the form and reply-to-all, with the approved form attached.