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Class Meeting Patterns for Departmental Administrators

Standard Class Meeting Patterns

Meeting patterns for academic year 2021-22 have been changed by the Academic Senate.

Exceptions to the Class Meeting Patterns

Requests for exceptions to Class Meeting Patterns are submitted by department administrators through the CLSS platform.

Policy Reminders

Frequently Asked Questions


Helpful reports, updated nightly, showing the current set-up of courses and scheduled classes can be found in the BI reporting environment. Follow this path:

  • Shared Folders > Student Administration > Student Records > Course Scheduling

The Registrar's Office also provides an administrative interface to the online ExploreCourses resource. This interface provides you with all fields of information relevant to the administrator; it also provides a way to export found sets of courses to an Excel spreadsheet. See our ExploreCourses Administrative Interface page for help on how to use this resource.

Any staff or faculty may log in to the Administrative Interface using their SUNet ID.

Further Assistance

For further assistance, submit a SU Services & Support Request.

A Little History

The Academic Senate unanimously approved the class meeting pattern proposal on February 6, 2014.

These patterns were developed in response to recommendation of the SUES report and to a request by the deans responsible for undergraduate education (H&S, Engineering & Earth Systems) and the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education. The challenge was to develop a course of action that would mitigate enrollment conflicts that students noted during the SUES process.

To ameliorate this condition, three actions were recommended and adopted:

  • simplify the meeting schedule matrix

  • use the class scheduling process to minimize conflicts and overlaps for students

  • encourage departments to coordinate their scheduling and distribution of courses

These recommendations were passed unanimously by the Academic Senate after unanimous votes in C-GS and C-USP.

The purpose of the class patterns is to reduce course conflicts, thereby empowering students to take the courses they want and need.