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Room assignments for spring 2015 (1153) will be available on the Class Schedule when ECS period 3 opens on . The Scheduling Unit is still working on placing many classes during the busiest times of day and as classes continue to be added to the schedule. Room assignments are subject to change prior to the start of term as we work to accommodate all class activity.Beginning on , you can make updates to class information (cancel, change, or add). Please note: changes made to meeting times, enrollment capacities, and requested room capacities will result in the loss of the classroom assignment. Please consult with the Scheduling Unit if you are adding classes during peak times to ensure that a room will be available.
As part of the Enterprise Systems Upgrade Program (ESUP), it was decided that Course Guide will be retired. The new alternative will allow faculty to include a URL in the Class Notes section of Faculty Center. This URL can link to a course website or other public location where students can access information about the course; this link can be updated at any time during the term by the faculty member or by the department scheduler directly in the Collaborative Class Scheduling pages. You can view a Sneak Peek of the new Faculty Center on the ESUP news blog. Once a link has been created, students will see it in the Class Search results under Class Notes.
Before ESUP goes live, Course Guide will remain available to students. It is important to note, however, that the information included in Course Guide now will not automatically be transferred to Class Notes.If you have questions regarding the retirement of Course Guide or the new Faculty Center, please contact Director of Academic Records Ingrid Nuttall.
A live, in-person Scheduling Update was held last week. The session was offered concurrently on East Bank, West Bank, and in Saint Paul. It provided:
- An overview of what the Enterprise Systems Upgrade Program (ESUP) is
- A sneak peek at what is changing for schedulers (including specific examples of changes to the schedule of classes)
- What the new production cycle will look like
- An overview of the training timeline for schedulers
- An opportunity to ask questions
Attend a town hall meeting on Thursday, May 15 to learn how the Enterprise Systems Upgrade Program (ESUP) will change the way students, faculty, and staff interact with the University. The changes discussed will be implemented in February, 2015 - less than a year away!
This meeting will focus on the student system--a key component of this multi-year effort to upgrade the University's systems and reexamine business processes. It covers admissions, financial aid, student finance, student records, and more. You will hear leaders of our student system talk about the changes and improvements that will happen as result of ESUP. We will also hear from a representative of the new myU portal effort on their progress. There will be time to ask questions or voice concerns about the student systems upgrade effort.
Finals week beginswith the first study day. The last day of exams is . Classroom hours will be extended on , , and to meet the needs of students and faculty during finals week.
: All classrooms in weekend buildings will be open from to accommodate students for official University study days. Weekend buildings include the following:
- East Bank: Folwell Hall, Keller Hall, Nicholson Hall, Rapson Hall, STSS
- West Bank: Blegen Hall, CSOM, Hanson Hall, Humphrey Center
- Saint Paul: McNeal Hall, Ruttan Hall
Saturday, May 17: All general purpose classrooms will be open from to accommodate scheduled final exams.After final exams week, we will return to our standard operating hours.