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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Roll forward for fall and spring semesters

Fall 2019 (1199) and spring 2020 (1203) class schedules will roll forward on November 11, 2018. This happens two weeks prior to when CCS Open Initial Build begins to allow for data clean up behind the scenes.

As a reminder, classes with the following criteria will not roll forward:
  • Topics classes
  • Cancelled sections
  • Tentative sections
  • Classes with zero enrollment (excluding directed studies and research)
  • Undergraduate classes scheduled in Extended Regular Session (session 011)

ECAS updates preview sessions

ASR is working to improve the Electronic Course Authorization System (ECAS) system stability, streamline future development, and become compliant with accessibility standards. Changes will go live on October 28, 2018.

You are invited to preview the new look and feel of ECAS on one of the following dates:
  • Tuesday, October 16, 1:30-2:30 p.m. in G65 Peik Gym, East Bank
  • Wednesday, October 17, 10-11 a.m. in G65 Peik Gym, East Bank
Please pre-register if you plan to attend. If you have questions, contact the ASR Training & Support Team at srhelp@umn.edu or 612-625-2803.

Class scheduling policy feedback requested

The senate committee will be reviewing the class scheduling policy this year. The policy covers all University of Minnesota campuses, except Duluth. There is a desire to have a more uniform approach throughout the policy across campuses. For example, there has been discussion on each campus providing its standard scheduling time grid in the policy.

Feedback is sought on how the policy is working for departments and colleges. For more information, or to provide feedback, please contact Jeremy Todd at toddx012@umn.edu.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Summer CCS opening and new session dates to choose

New sessions have been added for summer 2019 with new date ranges to better meet the needs of the variety of classes offered (session 027 and 028). Please put classes in session that most closely match the class dates. Review historical classes to make sure it is still the right fit. See session dates on the OCM website.

Collaborative Class Scheduling (CCS) in PeopleSoft will be available for initial build on Thursday, September 27, for May/summer 2019 (1195) class schedule production. It will be open until October 30, 2018. The following resources for scheduling classes are available:

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Fall 2018 final exam room scheduling

Fall 2018 final exam room scheduling will begin soon. OCM only assigns final exam classrooms for classes that meet in general purpose classrooms. Final exams for classes that meet in departmental spaces need to be scheduled within their respective departments.

For classes not holding an in-person exam during finals week, notify us by emailing ocmsched@umn.edu by Friday, September 28, 2018.
Please use the subject line “Fall 2018 Final Exam” and include the subject designator and class section number(s) in the email text. In particular, it is helpful to know when large, lecture classes will not be using their classroom during exam week to fulfill special requests for other final exams requiring large classrooms.

The Final Exam Change Request form is due by September 28, 2018. It must be used by any class that has a need to change their final exam date, time, and/or room

All event requests made through Astra Schedule for finals week are held in our queue until all final exams are scheduled. Astra Schedule event requests should be used to schedule review sessions, but should not be used to secure classrooms for final exams. If you are unsure how to submit your request for an exam room, email ocmsched@umn.edu. 

Summer 2019 CCS opens for Initial Build

Collaborative Class Scheduling (CCS) in PeopleSoft will be available for initial build on Thursday, September 27, for May/summer 2019 (1195) class schedule production. It will be open until October 30, 2018.

The following resources for scheduling classes are available:

2019-20 CCS production calendar available

The 2019-20 CCS Production Calendar is available. Please note that some of the dates are still tentative and will be updated as academic calendars across system campuses are finalized.