5.2. Snow College Semester Class Scheduling Policy

5.2.1. Order of Scheduling.

5.2.1.1. Generally.

The Registrar's office builds any given semester's schedule with the following priorities:

  1. Existing classes
  2. Additional class requests

5.2.1.2. Existing & Additional Section Requests.

Existing and additional academic class section requests are:

  1. Created by rolling (copying) the prior fall, spring, or summer semester to the upcoming fall, spring, or summer semester (respectively);
  2. Based on the initial proofing reports reviewed and submitted by departments;
  3. Processed on a first come first served, space available basis where requests cannot dislocate other courses from available space; and
  4. Based on room capacity.

5.2.2. Schedule.

5.2.2.1. Distribution of Classes.

Divisions should schedule 50% GE in the morning and 50% in the afternoon. Divisions should schedule non-GE classes the same way.

5.2.2.2. Bell Times.

Bell times for all classes are as follows:

  1. MWF: Every hour on the half-hour starting at 7:30am 
  2. TR: Every ninety minutes starting at 8:00am

Courses taught four or five days a week follow the MWF bell times. 

Exceptions.  

To maximize space utilization, the following courses can follow a nonstandard bell schedule by starting on the hour or half-hour:

  1. PE courses taught in the Horne Activity Center
  2. Studio ART courses
  3. Private lesson MUSC courses
  4. One credit lab courses 

5.2.2.3. Three Credit Classes.

  1. Three credit classes will be taught MWF for 50 minutes or TR for 75 minutes.
  2. Three credit classes can only be taught off the MWF/TR schedule with permission of Deans Council.

5.2.2.4. General Education Courses.

Departments can only remove a GE course from the schedule (even from the proposed schedule) with the approval of the Division Dean and the Office of Academic Affairs.

5.2.3. Canceling Course Offerings.

5.2.3.1. Canceling Offerings.

Canceling course offerings must take place at least three (3) weeks prior to a semester’s start date. After the third week deadline, departments are responsible to teach the courses they advertised to students.

5.2.3.2. Exceptions to Canceling.

Exceptions to rule 5.2.3.1 will be granted, with the approval of the Academic Vice President, when some unforeseen exigency occurs. Examples of these include, severe health problems, death of a faculty member, and an unforeseen retirement coupled with an inability to fill the position. Also, a course can be canceled with the same approval when the enrollment does not justify the class.

5.2.3.3. Notification.

Departments that cancel a course after the third week deadline must take reasonable steps to notify all students registered for that course.

5.2.4. General Exceptions. 

5.2.4.1. Deans Council. 

Except where otherwise noted, the authority to grant general exceptions to these scheduling rules rests with Deans Council.