Courses of Study 2019-2020 
    
    Sep 19, 2019  
Courses of Study 2019-2020

Attendance and Class Meeting Times


 

Attendance

Students are expected to be present throughout each semester at all meetings of classes for which they are enrolled. The right to excuse a student from class rests at all times with the instructor of that class.

In accordance with Section 224-a of the New York State Education Law, any student who is absent from school because of his or her religious beliefs must be given an equivalent opportunity to enroll in classes or make up any examinations, study, or work requirements that he or she may have missed because of such absence on any particular day or days. No fees of any kind shall be charged by the university for making available such equivalent opportunities.  In order to facilitate preparation of makeup exams, students intending to be absent in order to observe religious holidays are requested to notify the instructor by the end of the first full week of classes.

Class Meeting Times


In accordance with the Instructional Space Scheduling Policy, faculty must work with their department chairperson to make every effort to comply with standard class meeting times.  Only when local resolution proves impossible may the faculty member request, in writing, an exception.  The exception request must first be approved by the unit associate dean, or an equivalent individual designated by the unit dean, who must then seek final approval from the vice provost for undergraduate education.

The standard class meeting patterns listed below are valid effective Spring 2020. Class meeting patterns are listed by duration: 50 Minutes, 75 Minutes, 1 Hour 55 Minutes, 2 Hours 25 Minutes, 3 Hours, and 4 Hours. For standard class meeting patterns prior to these changes, see the Fall 2019 Class Meeting Times .

50 Minutes

Start End Standard Patterns
8:00am 8:50am Any
9:05am 9:55am M, T, W, R, F, MW, TR, MWF, MTWR, MTWRF
10:10am 11:00am M, T, W, R, F, MW, TR, MWF, MTWR, MTWRF
11:15am 12:05pm M, T, W, R, F, MW, TR, MWF, MTWR, MTWRF
12:20pm 1:10pm M, T, W, R, F, MW, TR, MWF, MTWR, MTWRF
1:25pm 2:15pm M, T, W, R, F, MW, TR, MWF, MTWR, MTWRF
2:30pm 3:20pm M, T, W, R, F, MW, TR, MWF, MTWR, MTWRF
3:35pm 4:25pm M, T, W, R, F, MW, TR, MWF, MTWR, MTWRF
7:30pm 8:20pm M, W, MW
8:35pm 9:25pm M, W, MW

75 Minutes

Start End Standard Patterns
8:40am 9:55am MW, TR
10:10am 11:25am MW (only for 3000 level and above), TR
11:40am 12:55pm MW (only for 3000 level and above), TR
1:25pm 2:40pm MW (only for 3000 level and above), TR
2:55pm 4:10pm MW, TR
7:30pm 8:45pm M, W, MW
8:35pm 9:50pm M, W, MW

1 Hour 55 Minutes

Start End Standard Patterns
8:00am 9:55am M, T, W, R, F, MW, TR, MWF, MTWR, MTWRF
9:05am 11:00am M, T, W, R, F, MW, TR, MWF, MTWR, MTWRF
10:10am 12:05pm M, T, W, R, F, MW, TR, MWF, MTWR, MTWRF
11:15am 1:10pm M, T, W, R, F, MW, TR, MWF, MTWR, MTWRF
12:20pm 2:15pm M, T, W, R, F, MW, TR, MWF, MTWR, MTWRF
1:25pm 3:20pm M, T, W, R, F, MW, TR, MWF, MTWR, MTWRF
2:30pm 4:25pm M, T, W, R, F, MW, TR, MWF, MTWR, MTWRF
7:30pm 9:25pm M, W, MW
8:35pm 10:30pm M, W, MW

2 Hours 25 Minutes

Start End Standard Pattern
8:00am 10:25am M, T, W, R, F, MW, TR, MWF
9:05am 11:30am M, T, W, R, F, MW, TR, MWF
10:10am 12:35pm M, T, W, R, F, MW, TR, MWF
11:15am 1:40pm M, T, W, R, F, MW, TR, MWF
12:20pm 2:45pm M, T, W, R, F, MW, TR, MWF
1:25pm 3:50pm M, T, W, R, F, MW, TR, MWF
7:30pm 9:55pm M, W, MW
8:35pm 11:00pm M, W, MW

3 Hours

Start End Standard Patterns
8:00am 11:00am M, T, W, R, F, MW, TR, MWF
10:10am 1:10pm M, T, W, R, F, MW, TR, MWF
1:25pm 4:25pm M, T, W, R, F, MW, TR, MWF
7:30pm 10:30pm M, W, MW

4 Hours

Start End Standard Patterns
8:00am 12:00pm M, T, W, R, F, MW, TR, MWF
12:20pm 4:20pm M, T, W, R, F, MW, TR, MWF

Tuesday and Thursday evenings are reserved for evening examinations and therefore shall remain free from classes and laboratory exercises. On Monday and Wednesday evenings only regularly scheduled courses, and prelims previously approved by the Office of the University Faculty are permitted. Other evening academic activities commencing at or after 7:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays are not allowed.

Free Time Zone

Faculty legislation defines the “free-time zone” to be Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between 4:25pm and 7:30pm, Fridays after 4:25pm, Saturdays after 12:05pm, and all day Sunday. The idea is to create a dependable space for relaxation and outside-of-class activities.

Graduate-level courses are allowed to meet during the free-time zone. Undergraduate-level courses, or course combinations that include any undergraduate course, are generally not allowed to meet during the free-time zone. 

It is important that the intent of the free-time-zone policy be respected during the process of course scheduling. For that reason, the scope of teaching in the free-time zone will be reviewed annually by the Vice-Provost for Undergraduate Education, the Dean of Faculty, and the University Registrar.