Admissions and Standards Committee

Motion to Revise the Academic Calendar


A. Effective Summer 2004, the following two notes are removed from the academic calendar.

1. All minimester classes must be scheduled on either MW or TTh. All TTh classes must be paired with a MW mini-mester class. The room in which the MW classes are held must be kept open on F for the extra classes. 2. Saturday classes in both fall and spring have only 14 meetings. The Saturday clock will have to be adjusted. This is true even though there is space for 15 Sat classes in the spring.

B. Effective Summer 2004, the following note is added to the academic calendar.

In scheduling classes, the Registrar's Office will be mindful of Georgia State University's limited classroom space and work to maximize the efficiency with which classroom space is used. Academic units desiring atypical class scheduling should be aware of this obligation of the Registrar's Office.

Rationale: Notes 1. and 2. were included on the assumption that all courses were 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 semester hours. They were included to maximize classroom utilization. (For example, a 3 semester mini-mester course scheduled one day a week would run over 5 hours and thus prevent three two-day a week courses from being scheduled in that room. However, Colleges are proposing innovative course scheduling plans (e.g., 1.5 hour courses). The Senate cannot anticipate all such innovations. So the precise rules of notes 1. and 2. are replaced with a general principle for the Registrar's Office to apply using its professional judgment.

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