Course assignments are made annually by the Chair after soliciting faculty preferences, consulting with the Graduate and Undergraduate Coordinators concerning programmatic needs and an appropriate scheduling pattern for students to take courses, and finally consulting with FAC concerning a proposed schedule for the next academic year.
Programmatic needs and an appropriate scheduling pattern in light of these needs is the primary factor in making teaching assignments for an academic year. Towards the beginning of the Fall semester, the Chair solicits faculty preferences concerning courses and times for the subsequent Academic Year. The Chair will make reasonable efforts to accommodate faculty preferences consistent with programmatic needs and appropriate scheduling patterns.
After consulting with the Graduate and Undergraduate Coordinators concerning programmatic needs and an appropriate scheduling pattern, the Chair constructs a tentative schedule. The Chair then consults with FAC about the tentative schedule. Upon receiving FAC’s advice about the schedule, the Chair finalizes the schedule and reports the tentative schedule to FAC.