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Policy Title :
Schedule of Classes: Scheduling Guidelines Policy
Policy Number :
II-B.7
Responsible Party :
Academic Affairs
Effective Date :
10/05/2016
Revised Date :
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Purpose

This policy sets the standards of building the master schedule of classes every semester by the University Registrar.

Statement :

While scheduling the course offerings, the colleges will
consider the following guiding principles:

  1. Any 2 hours class should start at 08:00, 10:00, 14:00 or 16:00, and be scheduled on UTR
  2. Colleges should plan their offered sections based on the availability of their respective facility (strict number of the college’s assigned classrooms/labs) at any given time, e.g. if a college avails of 10 classrooms, then they may not exceed 10 sections offered at one given time.
  3. Multiple sections of a same course are to be spread imperatively throughout the day and the week to ensure flexibility and breadth of options for the students, and minimize cross departmental scheduling conflict.
  4. Any course with lab should be scheduled preferably after 13:00 pm
  5. These time blocks do not apply to PREP schedules (English, Math and Study Skills)
  6. No classes are allowed to be scheduled during the lunch hour from 12:00 to 13:00 pm. This hour will be reserved for departmental meetings, student activities, meetings and assemblies, and campus events in addition of being a lunch break.
  7. Each credit represents 50 minutes of class instruction or 120 to 180 minutes of laboratory experience per week for the semester. A three semester credit hour course typically meets for three 50 minute sessions per week (UTR). A four semester credit hour course typically meets for three 50 minute sessions plus one 120-to-180 minute laboratory session.
  8. Regular time slots will be respected to avoid conflicts. Except for laboratory, workshop, and specialized design and studio courses, classes ordinarily meet three days per week in 50-minute sessions or two days per week in 75-minute sessions.
  9. The university operates on a five-day schedule from Sunday through Thursday. The university is closed for the weekend on Friday and Saturday with the exception of certain Executive MBA courses, which are offered on Saturdays. The university also may be open on Saturdays during examination periods. These hours may be changed at the discretion of the University Management.
  10. Independent reading or research courses, study projects, internships, and similar kinds of study opportunities meet according to the special arrangements of the college, department or faculty members concerned.
  11. The Schedule of Classes contains a list of courses offered, times and places at which each course is offered, the sections' maximum capacities, the faculty assigned for the courses offered, the schedules and locations of final exams and other information pertinent to the registration process.
  12. The information will be available on Banner Self Services for the advising sessions and the early registration period.
  13. After early registration, only minor changes due to unforeseen circumstances may be applicable. In this case, strong justification, guarantee of no conflict with the registered students’ schedules and approval of the PMU Rector or his designee is required to proceed with the changes needed. Faculty assignment may change without affecting the schedule of classes and without accountability to students, unless the registered students had failed the same course with the same instructor. In such cases, arrangements will be made to accommodate the affected student.
  14. After the confirmation period, sections with low enrollment (less than 5 students) may be closed and arrangements for students enrolled in those sections will be made. Arrangements include adding other courses to the affected student' schedules or offering the course as self-study.
  15. SAP (Schedule Amendment Points) monitoring tool will be implemented after early registration for every semester to track schedule changes request(s) made by each academic department head. These data will be presented to PMU Rector and VRAA at the end of add/drop week of each semester.

CLASS PERIODS

MONDAY - WEDNESDAY
75-minute Classes
08:00 - 09:15    
09:30 - 10:45    
11:00 - 12:15    
12:00 - 13:00   No Classes
13:00 - 14:15    
14:30 - 15:45    
16:00- 17:15    
17:30- 18:45    
19:00- 20:15    
20:30- 21:45    
SUNDAY – TUESDAY - THURSDAY
50-minute Classes
08:00 - 08:50    
09:00 - 09:50    
10:00 - 10:50    
11:00 - 11:50    
12:00 - 13:00   No Classes
13:00 - 13:50    
14:00 - 14:50    
15:00 - 15:50    
16:00- 16:50    
17:00- 17:50    
18:00- 18:50    
19:00- 19:50    
20:00- 20:50    
21:00- 21:50