Section Scheduling at USC
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The goal of the Registrar’s office is to help academic departments create and maintain their list of course offerings each term. To meet the goal, the Registrar’s office has launched this website, which provides information, instructions and tools that departments can use to build their schedule of classes.
The development of the university’s Schedule of Classes is a joint effort that involves academic departments and the Registrar’s office. Each academic department must determine which courses to offer in its schedule of classes for fall, spring and summer. Each department’s schedule of classes coordinator, or scheduling coordinator, must also enter the course data in the university’s Student Information System (SIS).
The Registrar’s office establishes the deadlines for the production of the Schedule of Classes, collects the schedule data from all departments, reports the schedule data to the appropriate school dean, and assigns classrooms, if necessary. Schedule data, as well as other important information for students such as the Registration Calendar, is hosted on the Schedule of Classes website.
|Event||Spring 2015||Summer 2015||Fall 2015|
|Begin section input||6/9/2014||10/3/2014||10/13/2014|
|Section input restricted by Registrar’s Office||8/1/2014||11/26/2014||1/2/2015|
|Begin free-form email requests to Frank Chang and Fern Iwata||8/4/2014||12/1/2014||1/5/2015|
|Deadline to submit Courses of Interest Form||8/13/2014||Not Offered||1/7/2015|
|Textbook orders due at Bookstore||8/25/2014||1/2/2015||1/28/2015|
|Frank Chang emails Excel-based schedules to scheduling coordinators||9/22/2014||2/6/2015||2/23/2015|
|Registrar sends copies of schedules to deans for review / approval. Last day to send free-form email requests||9/24/2014||2/11/2015||2/25/2015|
|Coordinators submit Kuali eDoc to add, change, or delete sections||9/25/2014||2/12/2015||2/26/2015|
|School coordinator must e-mail Hourly Summary Sheets to Doug Shook (firstname.lastname@example.org)||10/1/2014||Not Required||3/4/2015|
|Schedule of Classes released||10/6/2014||2/20/2015||3/9/2015|
- Each USC department has a scheduling coordinator. Please view the list of Scheduling Coordinators at USC to find another coordinator nearby.
- For questions about SIS access, contact the Student Information System User Coordination Group (SIS UCG) at (213) 740-5337.
- For questions about data entered in SIS and the Schedule of Classes, contact Frank Chang (email@example.com) at (213) 740-5306.
- For questions regarding classrooms, visit the Classroom Scheduling website.
In SIS, enter RNR.R.SECT.SUMM to request the report. This report will print on a SIS printer only. The report will be delivered to your office within one business day of your request. If you need the report immediately, please contact Frank Chang (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you are a scheduling coordinator in Dornsife College, you have access to your sections only during the data entry period (see the Timeline chart for exact dates).
If you do not work in Dornsife College, your department is locked out of RNR.U.SCHEDULE for sections assigned a room owned by Classroom Scheduling. If you need to add, change or cancel a section for an online course or a course that meets in a facility that your department owns, you can do so on SIS.
The best place to find session dates is in SIS using SIS.D.SESS. The Schedule of Classes offers a comprehensive listing of session dates in summer only.
Page 2 of RNR.D.CATALOG will list the component parts that must be offered with a course. Look in the InstMode column to see the modes that must be scheduled for your courses.
Check page 2 of RNR.D.CATALOG. Make sure that you scheduled the modes listed under the InstMode column. If the InstMode column reflects a mode that your department does not intend to offer, please contact the Curriculum Office at (213) 740-1162.
Information regarding course and program proposals can be found at the Curriculum Department website.
When departments wish to introduce a new or emerging aspect of a field or to take advantage of the expertise of a new or visiting faculty member, a Special Topics course can be offered. The course numbers 499 and 599 are reserved to designate undergraduate and graduate levels, respectively.
- During the first period, departments can enter 499 and 599 courses in RNR.U.SCHEDULE. Departments must submit syllabi for 499 and 599 courses to the Curriculum Office at email@example.com for approval.
- During the second period, departments can email Frank Chang at firstname.lastname@example.org and CC Fern Iwata at email@example.com. Please attach the course syllabus to this email.
- During the third period, departments in Dornsife College must submit an eDoc with the course syllabus attached.
The sample syllabus template can be viewed as Attachment 13 in the Curriculum Handbook.
Enter your name in the Overseer field on page 5 of RNR.U.SCHEDULE for every section you wish to view.
Scheduling coordinators can grant GRS access on pages 4 and 5 of RNR.U.SCHEDULE by entering the individual’s name in the appropriate field. (Please refer to the description of GRS roles in the next question).
For instructors or TAs with common names (like John Smith), you should also have the individual provide you his or her USC ID number to avoid confusion. It can take up to four hours for GRS to allow a user entry after his or her name has been entered in SIS.
- Instructor: Highest level of access. Can view roster, enter grades in GRS, and submit grades to SIS.
- TA: Has viewing rights in GRS but cannot enter grades in GRS.
- Grader: Has viewing and grade entry rights in GRS but cannot submit grades to SIS.
- Overseer: Has viewing rights in GRS.
- Approver: Can view grades entered for a section. The approver is a second layer of review for grades. Enter a name in the Approver field only if directed to do so by your department chair or director
Midterm and final exam instructions are available on the Grades Department website
Blackboard access is created on page 4 of RNR.U.SCHEDULE.
Visit the Venue Guide on the USC Office of Protocol & University Events homepage for details about alternate spaces on campus.
You must submit the Courses of Interest Request Form to the Registrar’s office according to the dates specified in the Events timeline above.