2005-2006 University of Guelph Diploma Program Calendar

VIII. Associate Diploma Regulations and Procedures


Undergraduate Course Timetable

The scheduling of all undergraduate courses is the responsibility of the Assistant Registrar, Scheduling.

The scheduling cycle for each S, F and W semester commences one year in advance. The final timetable for each semester is published on WebAdvisor two weeks prior to the commencement of the initial Course Selection period for that semester.

Chair's Responsibilities

The Chair/Director and/or the designated Department Timetable Coordinator is responsible for the following:

  • Submitting to the Assistant Registrar, Scheduling, no later than the established deadline, complete requests for courses to be scheduled in the subsequent academic year.

  • Acting as liaison between instructors and Scheduling on all aspects of scheduling, including collecting information relevant to course scheduling from instructors, submitting it appropriately.

  • Approving the department’s course schedule before publication. This involves checking that no conflicts exist in instructor or student schedules.

  • Calculating projected enrolments for the subsequent academic year and monitoring enrolments through course selection periods, making adjustments to course capacities and the availability of sections as necessary.

Instructor's Responsibilities

Instructors are responsible for communicating to the Chair/Director or Department Timetable Coordinator, prior to the established deadline, any information relevant to the scheduling of courses in the subsequent academic year.

Registrar's Responsibilities

The Assistant Registrar, Scheduling, uses the following criteria when creating the course timetable:

  • No course conflicts exist in core courses as published in the schedule of studies in the Undergraduate Calendar.

  • The number of elective courses available to students is optimized.

  • Classroom space is allocated to courses on the basis of projected enrolments.

  • No instructor conflicts exist according to department information.

  • Departmental requirements, requested by the Chair/Director or Department Timetable Coordinator, are met where possible.