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Class Time Standards

See the Standard Meeting Patterns Summary page for a list of allowable day/time patterns. Also see the complete list of allowable patterns.

What problems are the new class meetings patterns attempting to address?

  • Students have encountered scheduling conflicts when trying to choose courses each quarter because of overlapping time blocks. To the degree possible, the new patterns are designed to minimize partial overlaps.
  • Classroom scheduling is difficult during peak hours; faculty are often unable to get the rooms they need, particularly technology-enhanced rooms.

What can we do to diminish the severity of these problems?

  • Start at a standard time irrespective of when the class might end.
  • Shift classes out of the peak time period from 10:30 - 2:30.
  • Avoid scheduling discussions during the peak time slots of 10:30 - 2:30.
  • Friday is a teaching day!

*Standard lengths in minutes are: 50, 80, 110, 170. Longer classes may be created by combining these standard lengths

To what population of classrooms does this policy apply?

All classes, including discussion sections and classes scheduled in department-owned rooms, must follow these guidelines which were established by Faculty Senate legislation.

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