The Academic Senate unanimously approved the new class meeting pattern proposal on February 6, 2014. The grid has been implemented for the 2015-16 academic year.
Download a printable class meeting pattern grid.
See also this comprehensive meeting patterns summary.
The new patterns were developed in response to recommendation of the SUES report and to a request by the deans responsible for undergraduate education (H&S, Engineering & Earth Systems) and the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education. The challenge was to develop a course of action that would mitigate enrollment conflicts that students noted during the SUES process.
To ameliorate this condition, three actions were recommended and adopted:
simplify the meeting schedule matrix
use the class scheduling process to minimize conflicts and overlaps for students
encourage departments to coordinate their scheduling and distribution of courses
These recommendations were passed unanimously by the Academic Senate after unanimous votes in C-GS and C-USP.
Adopting these recommendations is a big change that affects everyone. While we are sensitive to how busy you and your colleagues are, and potential disruption and inconvenience this change may cause in its roll-out phase, we ask that you foreground reducing course conflicts, empowering students to take the courses they want and need, and teaching as one of our core values.