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Academic Affairs

Standard Class Meeting Time

All scheduled classes on both Main and Riverpark Campus must adhere to the standard class times provided below.
These meeting times are based on 3-credit-hour courses and a standard of approximately 2250 minutes of class time (or 4 Credit hour where specified).

Fall and Spring Semesters

 

 January Mini Term Classes

January intersession courses have to satisfy the minimum requirement of 2250 minutes of class time for a 3-credit-hour course. Standard starting times for classes meeting Monday through Friday follow. Other schedules are allowed at the discretion of the instructor with college approval. See "Campus Scheduling Guidelines" .

     3 credit hours
     13 classes + Final Exam
     8:00-10:45 am
     11:00-1:45 pm
     2:00-4:45 pm
     5:00-7:45 pm
     8:00-10:45 pm

Monday-Wednesday-Friday (MWF) and Monday-Wednesday (MW) Classes

Day class periods of fifty (50) minutes in length, meeting three days per week, and night class period of seventy-five (75) minutes in length, meeting Monday and Wednesday only, as follows. 

MWF MW
8:00 - 8:50am 4:30 - 5:45 p.m.
9:00 - 9:50 a.m. 6:00 - 7:15 p.m.
10:00 - 10:50 a.m. 7:30 - 8:45 p.m.
11:00 - 11:50 a.m.  
12:00 - 12:50 p.m.  
1:00 - 1:50 p.m.  
2:00 - 2:50 p.m.  
3:00 - 3:50 p.m.  

Tuesday and Thursday (TR) Classes

Class periods of seventy-five (75) minutes in length, as follows. No classes between 12:15 and 1:30 p.m. in order to allow time for student activities .

TR
Day:
8:00 - 9:15 a.m.
9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
11:00 - 12:15 p.m.
12:30 - 1:30 N O CLASSES
1:30 - 2:45 p.m.
3:00 - 4:15 p.m.
Evening:
4:30 - 5:45 p.m.
6:00 - 7:15 p.m.
7:30 - 8:45 p.m.

Classes meeting one time per week

Classes that meet only once a week must follow the standard graduate class meeting schedule (6:00-8:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday) with the Final Exam on the last (15th) meeting day. A department must offer at least one class at 6 p.m. each day of the week in order to be allowed to schedule more than two classes at the same one-day-a week period.

Graduate Scheduling :
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 3 and 4 credit hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 3 and 4 credit hours
Graduate courses meeting in the evenings may start at any time on or after 4:30 pm. All classes must meet in accordance with SACS guidelines. (SACS requires that 3 credit-hour classes meet 150 minutes per week and 4 credit-hour classes meet 200 minutes per week. Class time must be increased if you plan on including a break during the meeting time).

Example of 3 credit hour class: 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm; 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm; 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm (without a break; if faculty intend to have a break, it must be added to the 150 minute requirement)

Example of 4 credit hour class: 4:30 pm – 7:50 pm; 5:30 pm – 8:50 pm; 6:30 pm – 9:50 pm (without a break; if faculty intend to have a break, it must be added to the 200 minute requirement)

Saturday classes optional and are at the discretion of the departments

 

Short-term/Half-term classes

Half-term classes meet for a standard of approximately 2250 minutes, based on a 3-credit-hour course, with a final examination on the last meeting day. Half-term 3-credit-hour courses that meet twice a week, meet for 15 meetings (14 meetings for 160 minutes each meeting and a 2-hour final exam during the 15th meeting). Part-of-term classes must be scheduled so that every first half-of-term class has a companion second term class that utilizes the same meeting pattern and location. Please contact the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs for times.

Hybrid (Technology enhanced)

33% Reduced Seat Time:                                                                                      

 Monday-Wednesday
(100 minutes per week)

8:00 - 9:50 a.m.
9:00 - 9:50 a.m.
10:00 - 10:50 a.m.
11:00 - 11:50 a.m.
12:00 - 12:50 p.m.
1:00 - 1:50 p.m.
2:00 - 2:50 p.m.
3:00 - 3:50 p.m

50% Reduced Seat Time:

Tuesday(75 minutes per week ) Thursday       
8:00 - 9:15 a.m. 8:00 - 9:15 a.m.
9:30 - 10:45 a.m. 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
11:00 - 12:15 p.m. 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
12:30 - 1:30 NO CLASSES 12:30 - 1:30 NO CLASSES
1:30 - 2:45 p.m. 1:30 - 2:45 p.m.
3:00 - 4:15 p.m. 3:00 - 4:15 p.m.

75% Reduced Seat Time:

Friday (37.5 minutes per week)
8:00 - 8:38 a.m.
9:00 - 9:38 a.m.
10:00 - 10:38 a.m.
11:00 - 11:38 a.m.
12:00 - 12:38 p.m.
1;00 - 1:38 p.m.
2:00 - 2:38 p.m.
3:00 - 3:38 p.m.