Course Building

:: How It Works

Throughout the year the Registrar's Office works in conjunction with academic departments across campus to create the schedule of courses for each upcoming semester. The course building process begins well in advance of the start of each term. Classes offered in the Fall begin being developed in early January, Spring classes in early August, and Summer classes in early October.

As the beginning of the course building process draws closer, our office sends out an email to departmental staff announcing training opportunities and providing updates & general information about the process.


:: Step-by-Step Guide

A guide has been created to help you through the course building process. Instructions are located in the Schedule of Courses Reports section of Faculty SIS (Faculty Menu in the portal). 

:: Spring 2018 Schedule of Courses Timeline

August 1, 2017 at 8:00AM SWCSCHD opens to departments
September 5, 2017 at 8:00AM Dean's Office access turned on (department access off)
September 18, 2017 at 8:00AM Registrar's Office begins review (dean access off)
September 29, 2017 "See Also" entries due from College of Arts & Sciences
October 3-4, 2017 Department proofing
October 6, 2017 Faculty begin loading Expanded Section Descriptions; ESDs can now be copied
October 6-20, 2017 Classroom scheduling
October 23, 2017 Schedule of Courses posted online; faculty can issue overrides and add TAs to Blackboard
October 23-27, 2017 Dean's Offices review classroom assignments
October 30-November 3, 2017 Faculty review classroom assignments
November 13, 2017 Registration begins

:: Request a Change

:: Whom to Contact

For specific questions or further assistance with the course building process, contact our office by email or by calling 802-656-2045.