Academic Affairs

Time Block Schedule

The Course Time Block Schedule is designed to provide students the opportunity to have as many classes as possible without scheduling conflicts so they can progress toward graduation; to provide flexibility to accommodate varied instructional pedagogies; and to allow for optimal classroom utilization.

Standard time blocks are 50 minutes, 75 minutes, 110 minutes, 170 minutes, and/or 230 minutes. These blocks are designed to accommodate undergraduate one‐credit, two‐credit, three‐credit, four credit, and five‐credit courses, studios, and labs. The schedule intentionally resets at 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, and 5:30 pm.

Standard courses

Monday-Friday
50 min 75 min 110 min 170 min 230 min
8:00 8-8:50 8-9:15 NA NA
8:30 NA NA
9:00 9-9:50 9-10:50 NA NA
9:30 9:30-10:45 NA NA
10:00 10-10:50 NA NA
10:30 NA NA
11:00 11-11:50 11-12:15 11-12:50 NA NA
11:30 NA NA
12:00 12-12:50 NA NA
12:30 12:30-1:45 NA NA
1:00 1-1:50 NA NA
1:30 NA NA
2:00 2-2:50 2-3:15 2-3:50 2-4:50 NA
2:30 2:30-5:20 NA
3:00 3-3:50 3-4:50 NA
3:30 3:30-4:45 NA
4:00 4-4:50 NA
4:30 NA
5:00 NA
5:30 5:30-6:20 5:30-6:45 5:30-7:20 5:30-8:20 5:30-9
6:00 6-6:50 6-7:15 6-7:50 6-8:50
6:30 6:30-7:20 6:30-7:45 6:30-8:20 6:30-9:20
7:00 7-7:50 7-8:15 7-8:50
7:30 7:30-8:20 7:30-8:45 7:30-9:20
8:00
8:30
9:00
9:30
10:00

Lab and studio courses

Monday-Friday
50 min 75 min 110 min 170 min
8:00 8-8:50 8-9:15 8-10:50
8:30
9:00 9-9:50 9-10:50
9:30 9:30-10:45
10:00 10-10:50
10:30
11:00 11-11:50 11-12:15 11-12:50 11-1:50
11:30
12:00 12-12:50
12:30 12:30-1:45
1:00 1-1:50
1:30
2:00 2-2:50 2-3:15 2-3:50 2-4:50
2:30 2:30-5:20
3:00 3-3:50 3-4:50
3:30 3:30-4:45
4:00 4-4:50
4:30
5:00
5:30 5:30-6:20 5:30-6:45 5:30-7:20 5:30-8:20
6:00 6-6:50 6-7:15 6-7:50 6-8:50
6:30 6:30-7:20 6:30-7:45 6:30-8:20 6:30-9:20
7:00 7-7:50 7-8:15 7-8:50
7:30 7:30-8:20 7:30-8:45 7:30-9:20
8:00
8:30
9:00
9:30
10:00

Class meetings schedule

# Class Meetings per Week
Length of Class Meeting 50 min 75 min 110 min 170 min 230 min
Credits/Course  
1-credit course 1 NA NA NA NA
2-credit course 2 NA 1 NA NA
3-credit course 3 2 NA 1 NA
4-credit course 4 NA 2 NA 1
5-credit course 5 NA NA NA NA

Exception process

The use of non‐standard time blocks may reduce the number of classes a student may take; thus, possibly limiting progress to degree completion and/or increasing the length of time to graduation. It
may also impact classroom utilization by reducing the number of classes that can be offered in a
classroom/lab.  NOTE:  Courses that are approved for exception may require a special final exam schedule.  Please consult with the dean.

It is understood, however, there may be times when an exception to the standard schedule may be necessary. In these cases, the following process exists:

  • The department faculty, via the department chairperson, requests a time block exception using
    the “Request for Standard Time Block Exception” form. The form is to be completed by the
    department chairperson and submitted to the dean.
  • In some cases, it may be beneficial for the requester(s) to discuss the exception request with the dean particularly when the course requesting the exception impacts programs outside the college/school.
  • If the dean is supportive of the exception request, the dean discusses the request with the provost or the provost’s designee who will grant/not grant the exception.
  • The decision will be communicated, electronically, to the department chairperson and the registrar by the dean or the dean’s designee.
  • The college/school is responsible for maintaining the official decision documentation.

The following courses may be granted exception by the dean without participating in the exception
process:

  1. Graduate courses (600‐level+)
  2. Junior and senior College of Education and Learning Design program blocks that accommodate K‐12 schedules
  3. K‐12 field experience courses that accommodate K‐12 schedules; consultation with School of
    Education Dean is highly encouraged
The registrar’s office will regularly provide a report for each college/school that identifies course
sections scheduled outside the standard time blocks without an approved exception. It is anticipated
deans will work with departments to resolve the discrepancies.