March 2013 Archives
During summer, OCM will be modifying the layouts and capacities of two Active Learning Classrooms (ALC) in STSS. The construction will be complete in time for fall 2013. STSS 114 and 118 (both currently set at a capacity of 90) will be combined to create one large ALC that will seat 171 students.If you requested a 90 capacity ALC for the fall semester, we will work to place your class in an ALC that seats 126. You will be notified if you have requested an ALC for a class and we were not able to accommodate that request.
Spring 2013 final exam regulations have been posted and final exam scheduling is almost complete.A final exam is scheduled for every class that meets in a general purpose classroom. If you know that a course section will not require a general purpose classroom during finals week, notify the Scheduling Unit right away. Emailocmsched@umn.edu with the subject line "Spring 2013 Final Exam" and the designator/section number(s) in the text. To request a change in time, day, or location of the exam, submit ASR form 163 or 123. Please submit these requests ASAP.
While we do our best to accommodate special requests, please be aware that we are not able to fulfill all of them. Room assignments for final exams will be posted for your review by Monday, April 1.
Answer: Calculate the number of hours it meets during fall or spring semester and divide by the number of days it will meet during May or summer session. For example, MATH 1001 meets MWF, 8:00 - 8:50 a.m. during fall semester, for a total of 45 hours. MATH 1001 meets for 15 days during the summer session, so 45 divided by 15 equals 3 hours per day during summer term.
In order to find the best possible solutions for the gaps it identifies between the modifications we have made to our current system and the newest version of PeopleSoft, the Student Records team is establishing regular "town hall" meetings to engage with the students, staff, and faculty involved with affected business processes. These meetings will be held on the second and fourth Friday of each month. Meeting information--including time and location, agenda, and any supporting documents--will be posted to the ESUP Student Records web page.
The next meeting, which will focus on course/class issues, will be Friday, March 8, 8:30-10 a.m. in Fraser B20. Topics will include section status report, reserve capacities, waitlist capacities, and waitlist auto-enroll.
ECS period 1 for spring 2014 (1143) is open until April 16. Remember to delete any class sections that have rolled forward but will not be taking place for spring 2014. You can delete courses/sections in ECS by clicking on the minus button on the Basic Data panel of "Maintain Schedule of Classes."
You may find the following resources helpful for scheduling courses: