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What We Do

The Office of Curriculum & Scheduling maintains the 25Live scheduling program, the CurricUNET curriculum program, produces the yearly college catalog, and maintains the guided pathways for academic degree programs.

 

SPRING 2019 ACADEMIC CYCLE TIMELINE (All Dates Subject to Change)
Aug. 20 - Aug. 24, 2018

ROLLOVER REQUEST (Send requests to the scheduling email ONLY!)

  • Rollover of the Spirng 2018 course schedule for building the Spring 2019 course schedule.
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  • Request deadline is NOON on Aug. 24, 2018.  Rollovers are completed before 8:00am on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018.
Aug. 27 - Oct. 2, 2018 

MyCSN SCHEDULE BUILDING

  • Chairs and AAs review and update their rolled-over course data and/or build course sections in MyCSN.
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  • Please only schedule in your priority rooms.  Any class not in your priority room(s) must go into the Orphan Search.
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  • The deadline for the input into MyCSN in 5:00pm on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. MyCSN access closes at this point.

GE at the Sites - Please contact the proper site coordinator for room availability at GVHTC, PVHTC, and WHTC. Please don't forget that course sections at sites/centers MUST be approved by the site/center coordinator.

Sept. 1 - Nov. 21, 2018Jumpstart - Jumpstart Concurrent Enrollment Program gathers CCSD schedule.
Oct. 3 - Oct. 14, 2018

DATA CLEANUP & ORPHAN SEARCH 

  • Office of Curriculum & Scheduling works with AAs to clean up data in MyCSN (NO classes added or rooms changed); synchronizing of MyCSN and 25Live.
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  • Orphan search completed.
Oct. 15, 2018MyCSN - STUDENTS CAN VIEW SPRING 2019 CLASSES IN MYCSN
Oct. 16, 2018

MyCSN - Spring 2019 Limited Access for Academic AAs and Dept. Chairs

  1. Instructor Changes                          5.  Department/Instructor Consent
  2. Credit Changes                                6.  Change Enrollment Cap
  3. Print/No Print
  4. Class Status Changes (active, canceled section, stop further enrollment, tentative section)***

Submit CSF forms* - MUST send CSF forms to BOTH the scheduling and the curriculum.scheduling emails.

  • Date, Time, and Session Changes
  • Room Change Requests**
  • Add New/Cancel Class***

25Live - CSN Sites/Centers may begin scheduling events during the period Jan. 22, 2019 - June 2, 2019.

*CSF forms MUST be fully filled out or they will be returned.
**Must include legitimate reason for requesting room change. See Appendix D Room Change Guidelines for acceptable and unacceptable reasons.
***When canceling a class, simply stop enrollment in MyCSN and send a Course Schedule Form to BOTH the scheduling and curriculum.scheduling emails.  Please DO NOT cancel a class in MyCSN.
Nov. 1, 2018PRIORITY REGISTRATION FOR SPRING 2019
Nov. 5, 201825Live - CSN Main Campuses - Events Office may begin scheduling events during the period Jan. 22, 2019 - June 2, 2019.
Nov. 21, 2018OPEN REGISTRATION FOR SPRING 2019
Nov. 26 - Dec. 7, 2018Jumpstart - Period for Dept. Chairs to approve their jumpstart courses (via email).
Dec. 10- Dec. 28, 2018

Jumpstart - Input of approved spreadsheet courses in MyCSN.

  • Complete jointly by Registrar/Office of Curriculum & Scheduling
Dec. 10, 2018 - Feb. 4, 2019

Jumpstart - Use of CSF forms to add/modify/cancel jumpstart courses.

  • Chanel completes CSF, submits to depts. f/approval and sends to BOTH the scheduling and curriculum.scheduling emails.

Jan. 11, 2019

(by 5:00pm)

Last day to add or cancel for SPRING 16-week, first 8-week, and first 4-week class sessions

  • Exceptions for add/cancel must be approved by the AVP for Academics or the VPAA
Feb. 11, 2019 (by 5:00pm)

Last day to add or cancel for SPRING second 4-week class session

  • Exceptions for add/cancel must be approved by the AVP for Academics or the VPAA
March 11, 2019 (by 5:00pm) 

Last day to add or cancel for SPRING second 8-week, and third 4-week class sessions

  • Exceptions for add/cancel must be approved by the AVP for Academics or the VPAA
April 15, 2019 (by 5:00pm)

Last day to add or cancel for SPRING fourth 4-week class session

  • Exceptions for add/cancel must be approved by the AVP for Academics or the VPAA
April 26, 2019 (by 5:00pm)Limited Access for MyCSN closes.
SUMMER 2019 ACADEMIC CYCLE TIMELINE (All Dates Subject to Change)
DatesInformation
January 17 - March 1, 2019
COURSE SCHEDULE DEVELOPMENT & MYCSN DATA INPUT
Please Note: Only schedule in your priority rooms. 
Otherwise the class must go into the orphan search
MyCSN Full Access closes at 5:00pm
March 4 - March 6, 2019
MyCSN DATA CLEANUP & 25LIVE DATA TRANSFER
Please Note: No classes can be added, modified,
or cancelled during this time period.
March 7 - March 8, 2019
ORPHAN SEARCH
March 11 - Aug. 1, 2019
MyCSN LIMITED ACCESS PERIOD
Changes for Instructor; Consent; Credit; Enrollment Cap; 
Print/No Print; and Class Status
Submit CSF forms - Please send CSF forms to scheduling @ csn.edu and curriculum.scheduling @ csn.edu
Date and time changes; room change requests; 
and add new/modify/cancel classes.
March 11, 2019
25LIVE Access Period for Summer 2019
25Live Access for Main Campuses, CSN Centers, CAPE and Events Office for scheduling events for Summer 2019 (June 5 - August 25, 2019).
March 15, 2019
MyCSN: STUDENTS CAN VIEW SUMMER 2019 CLASSES IN MyCSN
April 1, 2019
PRIORITY REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER 2019
April 19, 2019
OPEN REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER 2019 
May 31, 2019
(by 5:00pm)
Last day to Add/Modify/Cancel courses for SUMMER first 4-week, 6-week,
8-week, 10-week class sessions
June 28, 2019
(by 5:00pm)
Last day to Add/Modify/Cancel courses for SUMMER second 4-week class session
FALL 2019 ACADEMIC CYCLE TIMELINE (All Dates Subject to Change)
Dates N/ARollovers - Completed
February 26 - March 22, 2019
Full MyCSN Access
  • In the new Optimized Academic Scheduling Guidelines, please see the following sections:
  1. Assigning Facility
  2. Assigning Faculty
  3. DYN Courses
  4. Scheduling at Sites
  5. Tentative Courses
March 15, 2019MyCSN - Students can view Fall 2019 courses (Registrar will have a note up about Fall)
March 22, 2019
MyCSN Full Access Closes
March 25 - March 27, 2019
MyCSN Data Cleanup and 25Live Data Transfer
March 28 - April 3, 2019
Optimizer Run
April 4 - April 12, 2019
Optimizer Review Period for Departments
  • In the new Optimized Academic Scheduling Guidelines, please see the following sections:
  1. Optimizer Review Period
April 15 - November 22, 2019
MyCSN Limited Access Period
  • In the new Optimized Academic Scheduling Guidelines, please see the following sections:
  1. MyCSN Limited Access
  2. Course Schedule Form
  3. Scheduling Other Academic Related Activites
April 15, 2019

25Live Access Period for Fall 2019

  • 25Live access for Main Campuses, CSN Sites/Centers, CAPE, and Events Office for scheduling events for Fall 2019 (August 26, 2019 - January 19, 2020).
April 29, 2019PRIORITY REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2019
May 18, 2019OPEN REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2019
August 23, 2019
at noon
Last day to Add/Cancel/Modify class in the 16-week, first 8-week, first 4-week sessions.
August 30, 2019
at noon
Last date to add new short-term courses for Fall second 8-week, second 4-week, third 4-week, and fourth 4-week class sessions.
September 20, 2019
Last date to Modify/Cancel second 4-week courses.
October 18, 2019
Last date to Modify/Cancel second 8-week and third 4-week courses.
November 15, 2019
Last date to Modify/Cancel fourth 4-week courses.
Academic Cycle Scheduling Guidelines (OLD - Use Up to Summer 2019)

I.  CREATION of SEMESTER SCHEDULE

A.  Items used for the Creation of a Semester Schedule
1. Degree Plans (aka Guided Pathways)
2. Previous semesters’ enrollment numbers
3. Placement test data for incoming cohorts
4. Department created course rotations
5. Start/Stop time Matrices
6. Campus building open/close hours and center availability
7. Priority room list
B.  Schedule Only in Assigned Priority Rooms
  • Departments no longer place classes outside of their own priority rooms.
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  • Any class not assigned to a priority room, off-campus, hospital, lab, etc., must go into the "orphan" search.  If possible, adjust the meeting pattern, faculty member, etc., to fit "orphan" classes into departmental priority room openings.
  1. Scheduling Courses at CSN Centers (a.k.a. Sites)
  • Regardless if you have a priority room at a CSN Center or not, you MUST communicate with the correct Site Coordinator BEFORE scheduling class sections or adjusting course meeting patterns at one of the Centers.
  • A Site Coordinator MUST sign the Course Schedule Form before the form will be processed by the Office of Curriculum and Scheduling for adding and moving course sections.  Course cancellations do not require a Site Coordinator's signature.

C.  Course Section Numbering

  • The "For Credit Academic Class Section Numbers" sheet (found in Appendix A) establishes the breakdown and definitions of section numbers.  Make sure to confirm course section numbers are correct according to this document before inputting into MyCSN.
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  • After the MyCSN Regular Access cutoff, classes with incorrect section numbers will have to be cancelled and re-added in order to fix the section number.

D.  Enrollment Caps

  • Enrollment caps should be consistent from section to section for a specific course UNLESS a room's capacity is less than the enrollment cap.

Example:  COM 101 enrollment is consistently 25.  COM priority room WCE248 only holds 17, so all COM 101 courses scheduled in WCE248 would have an enrollment cap of 17.

DO NOT use room caps or enrollment caps to control enrollment.  Use consents (department or instructor) in MyCSN to control enrollment only.

E.  Course Meeting Patterns

  • Follow the start/stop time matrices found in Appendix B.
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  • NEW BEGINNING SPRING 2018 (3 credit/2 day per week, no lab, in-person courses ONLY) - Based on the fact that almost no one schedules 3 credit/2 day per week (no lab, in-person) courses from 5:00pm - 6:20pm, please DO NOT use that time period.  Instead begin the evening at 6:00pm and use the following breakdown:
    • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    • 7:30pm - 8:50pm
    • 9:00pm - 10:20pm
    • 10:30pm - 11:50pm (WC only in Bldg. I or K)
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  • As much as possible, mirror single day a week courses and hybrid classes.

Example - A Monday only class from 9:30am - 10:50am should have another section or a different class that has the SAME meeting pattern but only meets on Wednesdays in the same room.

F.  Degree Plans (aka Guided Pathways) and Course Blocks

  • When building the schedule, consider the setup of your degree plans. Ideally, students should have the ability to sign up for all courses suggested for completion during a specific semester on the plan.
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  • It is recommended that department chairs coordinate with each other to assist in developing course blocks.
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  • Report all course blocks to the Office of Curriculum and Scheduling at the curriculum.scheduling email.
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  • Department degree plans must correspond with all department developed course rotations.

II.  ASSIGNING FACULTY

  • Every department chairperson has the right to set their timeline for compiling faculty schedules, but MUST meet the deadlines of the academic cycle timeline.

III.  MyCSN INPUT DEADLINE DATES

A.  Spring Schedule

  1. Sept. 19 by 5:00pm is the due date each year.
  2. If the above date falls on a non-college workday, the deadline defaults to the next college workday.

B.  Summer/Fall Schedule

  1. Feb. 19 by 5:00pm is the due date each year.
  2. If the above date falls on a non-college workday, the deadline defaults to the next college workday.

C.  MyCSN Regular Access

  1. For the Spring Schedule
    • Regular access will be granted for AAs and Department Chairs beginning on the day grades are due at the end of the previous spring semester and ending on Sept. 19 at 5:00pm.
  2. For the Summer/Fall Schedule
    • Regular access will be granted for AAs and Deaprtment Chairs beginning on the day grades are due at the end of the previous fall semester and ending on Feb. 19 at 5:00pm.
  3. MyCSN Good Practices
    • a.  DO NOT DELETE - a course - simply cancel it and add a new row.
    • b.  DO NOT EDIT/CHANGE - class attributes - they are used by CSN's Institutional Research.
    • If you find an error or have a question about a class attribute, please email BOTH the scheduling and curriculum.scheduling emails.
    • c.  DO NOT FORGET - each class section must have its own unique association number with the exception of clinicals and/or labs associated with a lecture.
    • d. DO NOT FORGET - to change class status of stop enrollment/tentative to active or cancelled before the specific class(es) begins(s).

D.  MyCSN Limited Access

  1. Limited Access Includes...
    • a. Instructor Changes
    • b. Class Status Changes (active, canceled, stop further enrollment, tentative)**
    • c. Department/Instructor Consent
    • d.  Print/No Print
    • e. Change Enrollment Cap
    • f. Credit Changes
  2. For the Spring Schedule
    • Limited Access will be granted upon completion of the Office of Curriculum and Scheduling period for data cleanup and orphan search and ends at 5:00pm on the first Friday of the Four-Week Fourth Session.
  3. For the Summer/Fall Schedule
    • Limited Access will be granted upon completion of the Office of Curriculum and Scheduling period for data cleanup and orphan search.
    • Limited Access for summer ends at 5:00pm on August 1.
    • Limited Access for fall end at 5:00pm on the first Friday of the Four-Week Fourth Session.
  4. Submitting Course Schedule Forms (CSF)
    • a. You MUST complete and submit a CSF for all the following reasons:
      • -  Adding a new section/class
      • -  Cancelling a section/class**
      • -  Date, time and session changes
      • -  Room change requests (see Appendix D Room Change Guidelines before submitting)
      • -  Topic additions/changes
      • -  Class notes additions/changes
    • b. You MUST check 25Live for classroom options and list those options on the CSF form before submitting room changes or adding anew section that meets on a CSN campus/center.
    • c.  The cutoff for adding and cancelling 16 weeks, first 8 week and first 4 week courses is 5:00pm the Friday before convocation week each fall and spring semester.
    • d. The cutoff for adding and cancelling courses for all other semester sessions is the Monday immediately preceding the beginning of the session.
  5. MyCSN Good Practices
    • a. DO NOT FORGET - each class section must have its own unique association number with the exception of clinicals and/or labs associated with a lecture.
    • b. DO NOT FORGET - to change class status of stop enrollment/tentative to active or cancelled before the specific class(es) begin(s).

**When canceling a class, simply stop enrollment in MyCSN and send a Course Schedule Form to BOTH the scheduling and the curriculum.scheduling emails.  PLEASE DO NOT cancel a class in MyCSN.

IV.  OFFICE of CURRICULUM and SCHEDULING DEADLINES

  • ​The Office of Curriculum and Scheduling will have 3 weeks to complete its work on the schedule including data cleanup periods and orphan search.

V.  DATES MyCSN OPENS for STUDENTS

  • These dates per NSHE System Computing Services and CANNOT be changed.
    • A.  Spring opens Oct. 15 each year.
    • B.  Summer/Fall opens March 15 each year.

VI.  REGISTRATION DATES

  • These dates per the Office of the Registrar.
    • A.  Spring priority registration is the first week of November each year.
    • B.  Summer priority registration is the first week of April each year.
    • C.  Fall priority registration is the first week of May each year.
NEW - Optimized Academic Scheduling Guidelines (Starting Fall 2019)
OPTIMIZED ACADEMIC SCHEDULING GUIDELINES SUNSET CLAUSE
These guidelines will be in effect for Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Summer 2020, and Fall 2020.  Prior to scheduling Spring 2021, these guidelines may be renewed or adjusted by agreement between the VPAA and the Council of Chairs.   In the absence of such an agreement, The Scheduling Guidelines will revert to the 2018-2019 academic year guidelines.
MYCSN ACADEMIC SCHEDULE DATA INPUT PROCESS
I.  Compiling Academic Course Schedules
Every Academic Department Chairperson has the right to set their timeline for compiling faculty schedules, but must meet the deadlines of the academic cycle timeline.
A. Course Rotations
To assist students in building their class schedule, all course rotations must be publicly available.
Rotation information will be displayed for students in MyCSN, Degree Planner, and the CSN College Catalog.
A list of course rotations will be kept by the Office of Curriculum and Scheduling.  Rotation changes should be submitted to the Office of Curriculum & Scheduling at Curriculum Email
II.  Academic Schedule Rollover
Academic departments have the option to roll over their schedule or not.  Academic departments do not need to roll over their entire schedule – via request, rollover may be done for specific courses only. It is the Academic Department Chair’s responsibility to manage the cleanup of rollover data.  Uncorrected inconsistencies in rolled over data may cause delays or errors in course section room assignment.
Some examples include:
  1. Rolled over Dynamic courses revert to the actual start/end dates of the semester.
  2. Incorrect room characteristics.
  3. Multiple meeting patterns that rolled over but are not needed.
The rollover period is published in the timeline for that semester's academic scheduling cycle.
A.  Rolling Over Dynamic Course Sections
Dynamic sections that are rolled over to the actual semester start/end dates; they don not keep the DYN start/end dates.
B.  Programs Changing Schools
If a program changes schools, they will NOT be able to roll over their academic schedule the first semester they are in their new school.
C.  Academic Schedule Data Rolled Over
  1. Faculty and other information (TA, etc.)
  2. Sections with "Active" status
  3. Meeting patterns
  4. Room characteristics
  5. Class notes
  6. Session
  7. Class number
  8. Class section
  9. Start/end date (please see note above about DYN sections)
  10. Component (lecture/lab/clinical)
  11. Instruction mode
  12. Class type (enroll/non-enroll)
  13. Location (campus)
  14. Consents
  15. Requested room capacity
  16. Wait list capacity
D.  Academic Schedule Data NOT Rolled Over
  1. Associated class number
  2. Facility ID
  3. Sections with a status of "Cancelled", "Tentative", or "Stop Further Enrollment".
  4. Combined sections*
*Combined section is considered a "heavy duty review" meaning the margin for error is high.  However, if te Administrative Assistant requests is and is trained, combined section CAN be rolled over.
III.  MyCSN Full Access and Academic Schedule Data Input
Upon completion of the Academic Schedule Rollover period, Academic Department Chairpersons and Academic Department Administrative Assistants receive full access to MyCSN to modify rolled over course section data and input new course section data.  The MyCSN Full Access and Academic Schedule Data Input period is published in the timeline for that semester’s academic scheduling cycle.
MyCSN Full Access does not include:
  1. Combined Sections Table
  2. Class Event Table
MyCSN Full Access for the Summer/Fall schedules end at 5pm on February 19 each year unless that date falls on a non-college workday (and the deadline would then default to the next college workday).
MyCSN Full Access for the Spring schedule ends at 5pm on September 19 each year unless that date falls on a non-college workday (and the deadline would then default to the next college work day).
A.  Academic Course Section Numbering
The document “For Credit Academic Class Section Numbers” establishes the breakdown and meaning of section numbers.  It is recommended that those inputting academic course schedule data confirm sections numbers are correct per this document.
Please note: After MyCSN Full Access is cut off, academic courses with incorrect section numbers must be cancelled and re-added in order to fix the section number.
B.  Course Section Meeting Patterns
All course sections that meet in a general classroom should follow the course meeting pattern matrix. Exceptions will be dealt with by the Academic Department Chairperson on a case-by-case basis.
C.  Enrollment Caps
Each section of a course should have a consistent enrollment capacity.  Exceptions include but are not limited to priority rooms that have a student seat cap lower than the minimum course enrollment capacity or a class that was unable to be placed in a classroom during the scheduling process.
Chairs can alter enrollment caps and/or use "stop further enrollment" provided they started with consistent caps for sections of a course and provide a clear rationale for changes that need to be made.
D.  Room Characteristics
Each course section must have ONLY one of the following required room characteristics codes selected in MyCSN (do not use the “magnifying glass,” please):
  1. CSN AV Workstation Student PC (code 85)
  2. CSN AV Workstation Student MAC (code 86)
  3. CSN Smart Classroom (code 87)
Uncorrected inconsistencies in this data may cause delays or errors in course section room assignment.
E.  Assigning Facility ID
1. Labs/Specialized Spaces
These are assigned by the Academic Department Chairperson.
2. General Classroom Spaces
These may be assigned through special requests, otherwise the Academic Department Chairperson should alert the Office of Curriculum, Scheduling, and Articulation to bind courses (for back-to-back situations).
General Classroom Special Requests
The Academic Department Chairperson may assign the facility ID ONLY for special requests.  Assigning of the facility ID by the Academic Department Chairperson should be the exception, not the rule. Exceptions for individual academic department requests are handled on a case-by-case basis.  Academic Department Chairs who have a special request should email the Office of Curriculum, Scheduling, and Articulation at Curriculum Email and title the email “[Semester] Schedule specification.”
F.  Assigning Faculty
Academic Department Chairpersons may assign faculty as part of the MyCSN data build during MyCSN Full Access.
G. Semester Sessions
The fall and spring semester sessions are:
  • Regular (1) full-semester/16 weeks
  • 8 week 1 (8w1) - 1st 8 weeks of the semester
  • 8 week 2 (8w2) - 2nd 8 weeks of the semester
  • 4 week 1 (4w1) - 1st 4 weeks of the semester
  • 4 week 2 (4w2) - 2nd 4 weeks of the semester
  • 4 week 3 (4w3) - 3rd 4 weeks of the semester
  • 4 week 4 (4w4) - 4th 4 weeks of the semester
The summer semester sessions are:
  • Regular (1) full-semester/10 weeks
  • 8 week 1 (8w1) - 1st 8 weeks of the semester
  • 6 week 1 (6w1) - 1st 6 weeks of the semester
  • 4 week 1 (4w1) - 1st 4 weeks of the semester
  • 4 week 2 (4w2) - 2nd 4 weeks of the semester
Any course that does not fit within one of these sessions is considered Dynamic.
H.  Dynamic (DYN) Courses
Dynamic courses need to be approved by the appropriate Academic Dean only once.  Once approved, the dynamic course stays in place as approved until the Academic Department Chairperson alerts the Office of Curriculum, Scheduling, and Articulation of any changes.
Dynamic course sections may run a maximum of 18 weeks (per the Office of Financial Aid).  For example:
  1. Dynamic course sections may begin up to two (2) weeks prior to the official beginning date of a semester.
  2. Dynamic course sections may conclude up to two (2) weeks after the official end dater of a semester.
  3. Dynamic course sections may begin on week prior to, and end one week after, the official beginning and official end dates of a semester.
  4. Dynamic course sections cannot be scheduled during spring break.
I.  Scheduling at CSN Sites/Centers
Academic Department Chairpersons must work with each CSN Site/Center Coordinator when wishing to schedule academic course sections at that site/center.  When completing this through email communication, the following recipients need to be included:
Site/Center Coordinator
Scheduling Email (Registrar's Office)
Curriculum Email (Office of Curriculum, Scheduling, and Articulation)
Site/Center Coordinators have two (2) business days to respond to each request that is sent to them.  If the Site/Center Coordinator is going to refuse a request, he/she must submit a reason why the request was refused.
J.  Tentative Courses
Tentative courses may be added regardless of session.  Online tentative course sections will be marked in MyCSN while in-person tentative course sections are NOT assigned a space until the department needs the course section to become active.
K. Waitlists
The waitlist capacity must be set to 25 students.  Limited entry programs already granted an exemption will not be affected.  Students will be limited to 9 credits of waitlist enrollment.
L.  Close of MyCSN Full Access and Academic Schedule Data Input Email
The Office of Curriculum, Scheduling, and Articulation is responsible for sending out the following email to all Academic Department Chairpersons, Administrative Assistants, and Faculty:
“Full access for departments to add and modify courses for [place semester here] is now closed.  Academic Department Chairpersons and Academic Department Administrative Assistants will be able to request limited changes to the [place semester here] schedule beginning [place date from timeline here].”
IV.  25Live Optimizer
The 25Live Optimizer uses the existing priority classroom assignments to place course sections in general classrooms.  The 25Live Optimizer period is published in the timeline for that semester’s academic scheduling cycle.
V.  Optimizer Review Period
Academic Departments will have one week to review their schedule and work with the Office of Curriculum, Scheduling, and Articulation to make any corrections.  Problematic room assignments can be changed during this period by contacting the Office of Curriculum, Scheduling, and Articulation.  The Optimizer Review Period is published in the timeline for that semester’s academic scheduling cycle.  No Course Scheduling Forms are used during this period.
VI.  MyCSN Limited Access
MyCSN Limited Access is granted to Academic Department Chairpersons and Academic Department Administrative Assistants to make minor changes to courses.  Limited access begins immediately after the Optimizer Review Period.   Limited Access ends, for fall and spring, at 5pm on the first Friday of the Four Week Fourth Session, and for summer, at 5pm on August 1.
A.  MyCSN Limited Access includes:
  1. Instructor, Administrative Assistant, and Department name changes.
  2. Class status changes (active, cancelled, stop further enrollment, tentative)
  3. Department/Instructor consent
  4. Print/No print
  5. Change enrollment cap
  6. Credit changes
B.  Courses - New/Modified/Cancelled
  1. Sixteen Week, First Eight Week, and First Four Week Course Sections
The last day to add, modify, or cancel for these course sections is noon the Friday of Convocation Week.
2. Short-term courses
Short-term courses may be added up to the Friday of the first week of instruction by noon.  The last day to modify or cancel short-term courses is as follows:
a.  Second Four Week Session - Friday before the session begins
b.  Second Eight Week and Third Four Week Sessions - Friday before the session begins.
c.  Fourth Four Week Session - Friday before the session begins
3. Short-term courses and the Census date
Please note that any course section added to the schedule after the Financial Aid Census date will NOT be Financial Aid Eligible for students.  Students who enroll after the Financial Aid Census date will not be eligible for Financial Aid even if the course section was opened for enrollment prior to the Financial Aid Census Date.  There are some types of Financial Aid that will cover short-term courses.  Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for clarification.
4.  Courses and VA Students
Moving VA students from one class section, instruction mode, or semester session to another may cause the VA student issues.  Please contact the Office of the Registrar for help with moving VA students.
C.  Course Schedule Form
Requests for adding, modifying, or cancelling a course section must be done on a Course Schedule Form (CSF).  These forms must be fully completed or they will be returned for corrections. Send completed forms to the Office of Curriculum, Scheduling, and Articulation at Curriculum Email and to the Office of the Registrar at Scheduling Email. All forms are tracked for reporting purposes.
D.  Issues with a General classroom or reasons for requesting a classroom change
  1. Acceptable Reasons - Asking for a Change to an Assigned Room
a.  A faculty member has a documented disability or health-related issue that prevents the faculty member from reaching their next class in the minute break between classes.
b.  It is completely impossible to teach a specific class in the assigned room (example - A class needs a computerized classroom but was assigned a basic classroom; a lab class was assigned a basic classroom instead of a lab space).
c.  Technology or equipment issues must first be reported to OTS or facilities.  Once all efforts to work with OTS and/or facilities has been exhausted, complete a Course Schedule Form (CSF) and include work order numbers in the Special Instruction section of the form.
d.  Emergencies will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. Examples of emergencies are water leaks or power outages.
2.  Unacceptable Reasons - Asking for a Change to an Assigned Room
a.  A faculty member does not like the room.
b.  The room is not a smart classroom (Please contact OTS and order a smart cart).
c.  A class was cancelled so the faculty member would like to be back-to-back in the same room now.
d.  It is not a good teaching environment or not conducive to learning.
e.  I have always taught in that classroom.
3.  Additionally
a.  If you wish to swap 2 classes, they must be within the same department.
b.  Other reasons not found in these guidelines are reviewed individually, on a case-by-case basis.
E.  Moving to a different room without permission
Faculty or Staff may not occupy a room they have not been assigned or do not have the
appropriate permission to use.  This is a safety issue and will be reported to the Academic Department Chairperson.
SCHEDULING OTHER ACADEMIC-RELATED ACTIVITIES
Additional reservation will be added to the 25Live system for course-related activities.  Additional reservations include:
  • Exams
  • Facilitated study groups
  • Supplemental instruction
  • Open labs
  • Class orientations
  • Any other activity that is associated with a course
Additional reservations must be submitted to the office of Curriculum, Scheduling, and Articulation at
Curriculum Email using the Room Request for Academic Uses form. Please see the timeline for additional information.
All other reservation requests are considered “Non-academic events.” Please see “Non-Academic Events” below for more information.
A.  Non-Academic Events
Non-Academic events are to be requested through the Events Management Office. You can find their information at https://www.csn.edu/eventrequest.  Non-Academic Events include:
  • Student Club Meetings
  • Meetings
  • Ceremonies

ACADEMIC SCHEDULING MEETINGS

Academic Department Chairpersons, Deans, the Office of the Registrar, and other scheduling representatives will meet with the VPAA on a regular basis to discuss schedule trends and resolve issues related to scheduling.

ACADEMIC SCHEDULING COMMITTEE

This committee was created as part of CSN’s Strategic Enrollment Planning (SEP).

This committee will be made up of Academic Department Chairpersons and Academic Department Administrative Assistants with ex-officio members (who are non-voting) from the Office of Curriculum, Scheduling, and Articulation and the Office of the Registrar.  The committee is facilitated by a member of the Office of Curriculum, Scheduling, and Articulation.

The committee must include at least one Academic Department Chairperson and one Academic Department Administrative Assistant from each Academic School.  Membership continues until a member is no longer serving as an Academic Department Chairperson or Academic Department Administrative Assistant for the academic department/school he/she represents.  When a voting committee member needs to be replaced:

a.  The committee sends a request to the corresponding Academic Dean.
b.  The Academic Dean submits possible replacement names to the committee.
c.  The committee makes an offer to one of those choices.
This committee will regularly meet at least three times per academic semester to:
  1. Continue to address changes needed to the college's academic scheduling process in order to meet the college's mission, vision, values, and strategic plan.
  2. Review implemented changes as needed to make adjustments or to address outliers.
  3. Snapshot chart for times of day.  Chart should be done by department and by priority space.  First report should be generated two (2) weeks after priority registration opens followed by an updated report every 2-3 weeks after that until the semester begins.
  4. Utilization reports by priority room. Utilization is a measured as average hours occupied per week. Utilization will be measured at the end of the second week of the fall or spring semester.  Utilization will be measured again as of the Friday of the thirteenth week of the semester and will be reported no later than the Friday of finals week.

Additional data reports will be created in conjunction with the Academic Scheduling Committee.  This committee will also review reports from the degree planner software and make recommendations on whether these reports replace any of the reports mentioned above.

GOALS OF THESE GUIDELINES/LINK TO CSN STRATEGIC PLAN

The optimized scheduling guidelines help CSN continue facilitating student success through meeting parts of CSN’s strategic plan.

  • Helps CSN meet its commitment to "A culture of accountability in which we (CSN) balance data-informed decision making with flexibility and responsiveness to stakeholders, individuals, and events."
  • Helps CSN meet its commitment to "Environmental stewardship and public awareness of risks and opportunities for sustainability."
  • Helps CSN meet its commitment to "Resource Development, Operational Efficiencies, and State-of-the-Art Technology that support on innovative and exemplary learning and working environment.

Goals/Outcomes of Optimized Scheduling

o Use data to create a class schedule that meets the needs of students.

o Ensure academic departments are scheduling a broad range of course offerings across a variety of days and times.

o Align course scheduling and delivery with the guided pathways across campuses and times.

o Schedule creation should make the best possible use of classroom and academic facilities by

a.  Increasing classroom utilization hours from 30 to 36 hours per week and  increase utilization of student stations in classrooms.

b.  Increasing lab/specialized space utilization from 19 to 24 hours per week.

o Pursue NSHE, CSN, and national space utilization best practices.
GLOSSARY
Priority
A concept of scheduling where certain courses get scheduled before courses without a room get scheduled.
General Classroom
Space that may be utilized by any course not requiring specialized equipment to teach the course.
Lab/Specialized Space
Space that may be utilized by specific courses requiring specialized equipment to teach the course.  These spaces are not able to facilitate a lecture course that is unrelated to their specialized use.

 

Our Staff

Bakke, Jacob, Analyst

Bakke, Jacob

Analyst

Academic Affairs

email    |    (702) 651-7572
Marks, Rick, Director

Marks, Rick

Director

Academic Affairs

email    |    (702) 651-7556
Ray, Cindy, Administrative Assistant IV

Ray, Cindy

Administrative Assistant IV

Academic Affairs

email    |    (702) 651-7716
Robb, Ryan, Assistant Director, Academic Articulation

Robb, Ryan

Assistant Director, Academic Articulation

Academic Affairs

email    |    (702) 651-5874