Course Scheduling Project

  • What is included in this phase of the project for Fall 2021…

Implementing software to:

  • Support event scheduling (non-class scheduling) in College Classrooms
  • Create classroom assignments based on the software algorithm
  • Generate data analytics reports to assist with decision making, and charge a faculty committee(s) for:
    • Software configuration and support
    • How the software algorithm is implemented
    • How the arbitration process should be handled
      • Arbitration per Joanna Millunchick:If you have concerns about the classroom you are placed in, I encourage you to first work with your departmental scheduler and to see if a mutually agreeable swap is possible. Keep in mind that your scheduling staff did not place your courses and will do what they can to accommodate your needs.  If that isn’t successful, please contact your department chair and/or myself who can work with you to arbitrate any conflicts. We will be sharing details about a longer term arbitration model in the coming months.”
  • Utilize data and analytics from the software to make recommendations to College administration about policy changes that will ease scheduling

What is NOT part of this phase of the project:

  • Shifting class times (Class times are still set by department)
  • Expanding classes to evenings and weekends

What IS part of this phase of the project (Beginning Winter 2022):

  • Creating consistent time and meeting patterns across all of the classrooms

Class Begin/End Times – For classes that meet for one, two, or four hour sessions, they must begin and end on the half hour. For classes with 90-minute sessions, there are specific beginning times:

  • 9:00 am
  • 10:30 am
  • 12:00 pm
  • 1:30 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:30 pm
  • 6:00 pm

For updates regarding the scheduling project, refer to: (U-M login required)

Also, please feel free to send feedback or questions to: