Find resources pertaining to the course scheduling production timeline and policies on this page. The policies described on this page apply to all credit-bearing degree programs scheduled in shared academic space by the Office of the Registrar. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Course schedules are produced each semester prior to the beginning of registration. Review the Academic Calendar for upcoming registration and semester dates. Each department has a designated course scheduler responsible for timely submission and maintenance of their department's schedule. Requests to add or remove course sections from the schedule may be submitted only by the designated course scheduler. Questions regarding specific course offerings should be directed to the designated course scheduler for the department.
The timeline for submitting the course schedule is distributed each semester during the Course Schedulers Meeting. The Course Schedulers Meeting Memo includes the notes from the meeting as well as the timeline for course schedule production and online publishing.
- Download the previous department(s) schedule in Excel format from the Course Status Report. To request access to the Course Status Report, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Use the previous schedule from the same term as a template for the new schedule. For example, to build the Fall 2017 schedule, use the Fall 2016 schedule as a template. Highlight courses that are being added or removed from the schedule.
- Ensure that all course offerings conform to the meeting times indicated in the schedule grid. Exceptions to the university grid will require a detailed explanation from the department and may delay schedule input and classroom assignments.
- Submit the Excel file to email@example.com prior to the submission deadline specified in the Course Schedulers Memo. Department schedules submitted after this deadline may not be published online in a timely manner.
- Once the schedule has been edited based on the Excel file, verify the schedule for accuracy via the Course Status Report. Send any schedule revisions to firstname.lastname@example.org for processing.
Credit Hour Ratios (Contact Hours)
Illinois Tech measures credit hours in accordance to the Carnegie Unit for class scheduling and academic credit awarding purposes. Classes are scheduled to provide 750 contact minutes of instruction per credit hour in any given term. A three credit hour class typically meets for 150 minutes each week during the 15-week semester. The 16th week of the semester is reserved for final exams and is not used in calculating contact time.
Illinois Tech also complies with the federal definition of the credit hour. The federal definition is consistent with the university's historical practice in developing degree programs, courses bearing academic credit, and the scheduling of courses.
All classes meeting in shared classroom spaces must conform to the standard time blocks indicated on the University Schedule Time Grid. Classes must be scheduled according to the number of contact hours listed in the catalog for lecture and lab meeting times. Consult the Undergraduate Bulletin and the Graduate Bulletin to verify contact hours for specific courses. To update the contact hours for a course, submit the Course Add/Change/Delete Request Form. This form must be submitted prior to the beginning of registration for the upcoming term.
Lecture Meeting Times
|2 Days/Week||50 Minutes||75 Minutes|
MW, TR, WF
|9:00 - 9:50am||8:35 - 9:50am|
|10:00 - 10:50am||10:00 - 11:15am|
|11:25 - 12:15pm||11:25 - 12:40pm|
|1:50 - 2:40pm||1:50 - 3:05pm|
|3:15 - 4:05pm||3:15 - 4:30pm|
|5:00 - 5:50pm||5:00 - 6:15pm|
|6:25 - 7:05pm||6:25 - 7:40pm|
|7:50 - 8:40pm||7:50 - 9:05pm|
|MWF, TRF||9:00 - 9:50am||N/A|
|10:00 - 10:50am|
|11:25 - 12:15pm|
|1:50 - 2:40pm|
|3:15 - 4:05pm|
|5:00 - 5:50pm|
|6:25 - 7:15pm|
|7:50 - 8:40pm|
Lab Meeting Times
|Monday-Friday, Once per Week||2 Contact Hours||3 Contact Hours|
|8:35 - 10:15am||8:35 - 11:15am|
|10:00 - 11:40am||10:00 - 12:40pm|
|1:50 - 3:30pm||1:50 - 4:30pm|
|5:00 - 6:40pm||5:00 - 7:40pm|
|6:25 - 8:05pm||6:25 - 9:05pm|
- Classroom Inventory
- Contact Hours for Summer Sessions
- Course Schedulers Memo
- University Schedule Time Grid
- Academic Calendar
- Course Add/Change/Delete Request Form
- OTS Computer Lab Software | IIT OTS
- Reasonable Accommodation Form (note: faculty must file this form with HR in order to request specific classrooms to accommodate needs)
Contact the course scheduler for the pertinent department to request information regarding course offerings or to request a specific course to be offered in the current or upcoming term.
|Architecture (Architecture and Urbanism, Landscape Architecture)||Cynthia Torresemail@example.com|
|Biomedical Engineering||Jennifer Kang-Mielerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Business (Economics, Marketing Analytics, MBA, Management Science, MSF, Public Administration, Sustainability Management)||Justine Grantemail@example.com|
|Civil and Architectural Engineering (Engineering Graphics, Engineering Management, Environmental Engineering)||Paul Andersonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chemical Engineering||Beatrice Personemail@example.com|
|Computer Science||Matthew Bauerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Electrical and Computer Engineering||Jafar Saniieemail@example.com|
|English Language Services (English Language Program, Intensive English Program, Professional Communication Advancement, Proficiency of English as a Second Language)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|General Engineering (Armour College)||Darci McHaleemail@example.com|
|Food Science and Nutrition||Renee McBrienfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Humanities (Art and Architectural History, Communications, History, Literature, Philosophy)||Gregory Pulliamemail@example.com|
|Institute of Design||Matthew Mayfieldfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Industrial Technology and Management||Cynthia Spooremail@example.com|
|Interprofessional Projects||Thomas Jacobiusfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Information Technology and Management||Amber Chatellieremail@example.com|
|Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering; Materials Science||Jessica Nicholsonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Math and Science Education||Sharon Grantemail@example.com|
|Professional Learning||Nuala Powerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Science (SCI 511 and SCI 522 only)||Elizabeth Friedmanemail@example.com|
|Social Sciences (Lewis College of Human Science, Political Science, Sociology)||Rebecca Steffensonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Academic classes are assigned in shared academic classrooms based on a number of factors including the enrollment of the course, pedagogical needs to deliver academic materials, and proximity to departmental-specific resources such as laboratories. The Office of the Registrar automatically assigns classrooms approximately three weeks prior to the beginning of the upcoming semester. Requests submitted by the primary faculty member teaching a course to reassign a classroom are processed on a first-come, first-served basis, and must be submitted prior to the add/drop deadline (see the Academic Calendar for the pertinent deadline). Please contact email@example.com for details regarding the procedures for requesting a classroom reassignment. Note that not all reassignment requests can be processed.
As registration begins, students and faculty may request updates to the course schedule. Consult the Registration page for more resources regarding registration policies and procedures. Submit requests to firstname.lastname@example.org to update course schedules, request additional seats in a course, add new sections of a course, or for other pertinent course-related issues.
- Department Permit and Time-Conflict Permit Approvers
- Registration Errors and Descriptions
- Waitlist Managers