Timetabling is the creation of a conflict-free schedule given faculty availability, room inventory, specific scheduling parameters, student needs, and faculty availability.
Timetabling Timeline Example
Spring 2012 Schedule Build (201210)
|DCU and SPFS data entry window||04/18/11 - 05/27/11|
|Registrar imports SPFS entries and draft timetable built||05/30/11 - 07/01/11|
|Departmental feedback in SPFS website||07/05/11 - 07/22/11|
|Registrar begins production of final timetable & upload to Banner||07/25/11 - 09/09/11|
|Schedule adjustment in workflow/Banner||09/12/11 - 09/16/11|
|Schedule published in FlashFAST and Registrar's website||9/19/2011|
Timetabling does not create sections. The number of sections and number of seats are determined by the department. Timetabling does not randomly select days and times for a section. It is based on the meeting pattern that is selected by the department. Timetabling does not assign faculty to sections or manage faculty workload. This is done by the department.
GPS provides students with a clear and direct path to degree completion. All undergraduate majors have a roadmap which outlines the most expedient path to graduation. The path outlines program milestones (courses, GPA, test scores, etc.) that must be completed on schedule in order to remain "on track" for timely and successful degree completion. If a student veers "off track", consultation with the student's advisor is expected. Visit their website for more information.
Timetabling will ensure that the combination of courses represented on the roadmaps are scheduled conflict-free. To facilitate this process, the Principles of Timetabling have been created by the Timetabling Steering Committee.
Sandra Alli, Registrarâ€™s Office
Gregory Blase, JMC
Stephane Booth, Provostâ€™s Ofc
Tim Chandler, Provostâ€™s Ofc
Susan Cole, IS
Ron Corthell, English
Glenn Davis, Registrarâ€™s Office
Pam Evans, Architecture
Brenda Gordon, ASC
Lynette Johnson, ASC
Richard Kolbe, Business
David Odell-Scott, Philosophy
Gail Rebeta, Registrarâ€™s Office
Alexa Sandman, TLC
Richard Serpe, Sociology
Yvonne Smith, Nursing
Cynthia Stillings, Theatre
Andrew Tonge, Math
Stanley Wearden, CCI
Kathy Wilson, Economics