Unlike SPU's catalogs, the Time Schedule lists classes being offered for a specific quarter and year. You can create as many offerings of a particular course as you need. You will not, however, be able to offer a class with anything not already set up in the catalog (e.g., if an internship is available for 1-5 credits, a student will not be able to register for 6 credits).
The upcoming academic year's Time Schedule is posted online on April 1. The Summer Sessions' Time Schedule is posted online mid-January for the coming Summer Sessions.
In December, the schedule production coordinator in Student Academic Services will alert you that the online Time Schedule Planner is available. You will have access to all courses within your department for the following academic year's Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters.
All schedule information from the current academic year will be rolled into the next academic year, so the Planner will list the instructor, enrollment cap, and day and time currently in effect, as well as any room preferences that you included the previous year.
If you have any changes for the upcoming year (e.g., changes to instructor, day and time, etc.), make updates in the Time Schedule Planner. When access to the system is turned off, SAS will implement your changes in Banner. If a specific room is needed or desired, note this when submitting your updates. There will be a second round in February when you can check our work and make additional changes.
Information you'll see listed in the Time Schedule Planner:
Remember: Any information from a previous year that is not updated in the Catalog or Time Schedule will default into the coming year.
To best utilize our limited classroom space, Seattle Pacific fits courses into the block schedule (PDF).
When scheduling classes during the following time slots, keep in mind:
Classes are not allowed to meet during the following times, which are set aside for University Ministries:
Graduate and evening classes typically begin at 4 p.m. or later.
Rooms are assigned during the yearly Time Schedule process in March. If you anticipate specific room needs (e.g., long tables, whiteboards, etc.), please make these requests known to the staff or faculty member in your department who submits the Time Schedule to Student Academic Services.
You can locate your assigned classrooms through the Time Schedule or through Banner in the "Faculty and Advisor Menu."
To request a room change, contact the schedule coordinators (email@example.com) in Student Academic Services. If you need to reserve a room for a specific course-related activity, including a review session or additional meeting time, use the Course-Related Request in the SPU Room Finder.
In case of emergency, SPU is responsible for knowing the location of students and faculty. Therefore, classroom assignments must be accurately recorded in our database. If you decide to switch rooms with another professor, contact Student Academic Services immediately.
Pictures of SPU classrooms are available in the SPU Room Finder. Select "Browse Facilities" from the Browse menu. You will also see room capacity and a list of the technical equipment available in the room.
Seattle Pacific has a variety of campus conference rooms, which may be available for your meeting. Use the General Room Request in the SPU Room Finder.
Other room requests, including rooms for special events and campus clubs, can be requested by using the appropriate request form in the SPU Room Finder, or by contacting Conference Services at 206-281-2187.
Unlike the regular academic year, the Summer Time Schedule is built during autumn quarter. In September, the schedule coordinators will contact you regarding using the Time Schedule Planner to update your summer schedule. As with the academic year, we will roll the courses your department offered during the previous summer into the upcoming summer.
You may make changes to the Time Schedule throughout the year. Make changes such as instructors, enrollment limits, room assignments, and cancellations and additions by submitting a Time Schedule Change Form to the schedule and publications coordinator. Note: all undergraduate enrollment increases require chair and dean approval. Email is fine in this case.
Information regarding final exams:
Archived Time Schedules, beginning in 2007, are available in Excel files.
The following are pieces of the enrollment picture that Student Academic Services reviews annually.
- Science-major versus non-science majors and impacts on entry courses (BIO 2101 and CHM 1211).
- Art-sequence courses for multiple majors (ART 1102).
Section and Classroom Considerations