This document provides background information about the Provost's Advisory Committee on Academic Scheduling, and it outlines the committee's membership, organization, and charge.
In its 2016 report to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Administration and Finance, the Classroom and Academic Scheduling Task Force recommended the establishment of a permanent committee related to instructional and academic scheduling. Initially proposed to be a joint subcommittee of the Institute Graduate Curriculum Committee (IGCC) and the Institute Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (IUCC), the committee now will be one appointed by the Provost. Its function will be to consult with and advise the Registrar on matters related to class and instructional scheduling; provide an oversight and coordination role in academic scheduling, including handling request for exceptions; develop policies, procedures, and recommendations for both short- and long-term planning; and, as appropriate, elevate matters to relevant standing faculty committees, such as the IUCC, IGCC, and Student Regulations Committee (SRC). The committee’s work will be guided by the Guiding Principles for Classroom and Academic Scheduling document produced by the Task Force.