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Schedule Prioritization Information

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Hulbert Schedule Prioritization

  1. Existing courses (i.e., courses taught in the previous year and same semester) have precedence for the same lab, days of the week, and meeting times.
  2. Courses or sections which did not make minimum student enrollment (but did make minimum enrollment prior to that), and were therefore canceled the previous semester taught, may retain their previously scheduled lab, days, and times with justification by their Department Chair.
  3. Courses which utilize a lab the entire semester have precedence over courses which utilize a lab less.
  4. Course instructors may negotiate among themselves to switch labs, meeting days, or meeting times as long as the results are clearly communicated with the lab manager and do not adversely affect students enrolled in their classes.
  5. New or existing courses may schedule a lab time based on unscheduled lab hours or may challenge for an existing scheduled time occupied by another class that is not affiliated with CAHNRS or if prioritization precedence applies.
  6. Courses wishing to challenge for a prior existing semester, date, time and space currently assigned to another course, must do so one year prior to the course being taught. This will allow time for a displaced course to find an alternative place and/or time.
  7. Courses taught in alternate years should be paired with other alternate year courses that can be taught during the same time space. This may be the result of one instructor teaching alternate year courses back to back or may be coordinated within a department or between departments. Coordination of alternate year courses is the responsibility of the departments.

Vogel Schedule Prioritization

  1. Existing courses (i.e., those courses taught in the previous year [or alternate year] and same semester) in priority Levels 1, 2, and 3, have precedence for the same classroom, days of the week, and meeting times.
  2. Courses or sections in priority Levels 1, 2, and 3 which did not make minimum student enrollment (but did make minimum enrollment prior to that), and were therefore canceled the previous semester taught, may retain their previously scheduled classroom, days, and times with justification by their Department Chairperson.
  3. Courses (within a priority level) which utilize a classroom the entire semester have precedence over courses which utilize a classroom less.
  4. Course instructors may negotiate among themselves to switch classrooms, meeting days, or meeting times as long as the results are clearly communicated with the science labs manager and do not adversely affect students enrolled in their classes.
  5. Courses which wish to change their classroom, meeting days, and/or meeting times, fall under the strictures of precedence 3.
  6. New or existing courses may schedule a lab time based on unscheduled lab hours or may challenge for an existing scheduled time occupied by another class based on precedence 4.
  7. Courses wishing to challenge for a prior existing semester, date and time space currently assigned to another course, must do so one year prior to the course being taught. This will allow time for a displaced course to find an alternative place and/or time.
  8. Courses taught in alternate years should be paired with other alternate year courses that can be taught during the same time space. This may be the result of one instructor teaching alternate year courses back to back or may be coordinated within a department or between departments.  Coordination of alternate year courses is the responsibility of the departments.
Vogel Prioritization Heirarchy

Level 1 – The highest use priority is for courses that have biological science components related to agriculture, natural systems, or textile science and utilize scientific equipment that involves a process or procedure in a hands-on experimental and experiential format as in plant or animal DNA extraction, cell tissue culture, or textile testing procedures.

Level 2 – The next highest priority is for courses that have science components and utilize specimens from which learners discern differences and similarities as in the study of systematics applied to agriculture or natural systems.

Level 3 – The next highest use priority is for courses that have agricultural or natural systems or fiber science components and require an open space teaching environment but do not utilize scientific equipment for cognitive learning.

Level 4 – The next highest use priority is for courses that require an open space format but do not have an agricultural or natural systems or fiber science component.

Level 5 – The lowest use priority is for courses that can be taught in a standard university classroom learning environment.