Electronic Work Copy for Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020
Semesters' Schedule of Courses, On and Off Campus

* indicates updated information

        AOP Seat Reserves (Fall and Spring only)
        Begin Date and End Date
        *Building/Classroom/Technology Classroom
        Capacities of Classrooms
        Classes Meeting Together
        * Classroom Software
        * Classrooms Off-Line
        * Classrooms - New
        Classrooms Scheduling, Features, Attributes, Availability Web Site
        Comments Box
        Computer Lab Class Scheduling
        Course Enrollment Report Generator
        Course Scheduling Policy
             Calendar for Fall and Spring Half Sessions
             First/Second Half Combinations
             Non-Standard Contact Hours
             Trans-semester Courses
             Grading for Non-Standard Sections
        Energy Conservation/Buildings Affected
        Enrollment-Last Year's
        Enrollment Limit
        Final Exams
        * Hybrid Courses
        Independent Study Courses
        Instructor Names
        Interdepartmental Courses
        Online Course Scheduling
        * Out-of-State Educational Experience
        Principles Concerning the Assignment and Use of Classroom Space
        Reenrollable Courses
        Scheduling Patterns and Contact Hours
        * Scheduling Technology Classrooms
        Section Fees
        * Section Numbers
        * Section Text
        * Semester Dates
        * Summer Study - Off Campus
        Winter Break Education Abroad Semester Assignment Rule
        Wireless Connectivity

Course Scheduling Work Copy may be accessed at:; under Faculty/Staff; select Faculty/Staff Systems Menu. This work copy is a reflection of the previous year's authorized courses/sections and what is authorized for the upcoming year as of of September 12, 2018. Work copy instructions can be accessed from the main menu of the work copy.
Course Scheduling Work Copy – Rules and Regulations may be accessed at:; under Faculty & Staff, select Course Scheduling.

Deadline to submit ALL Work Copy information - Friday, November 9, 2018

After submission of the work copy, changes must be submitted using the Request for Schedule Change form or the Enrollment Limit Change form on the online forms menu. Course schedules for all three semesters will be posted online by the end of December. CLASSROOM ASSIGNMENTS WILL NOT BE COMPLETE AT THAT TIME. You will be notified by your Associate/Assistant Dean's office when classroom assignments are complete. It is the department's responsibility to proof the course schedule. Instructor names will display in the Schedule of Courses once CLIFMS is available and names have been linked by the department.

Summer 2019 Enrollment begins - March 11
Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Enrollment begins - March 29

After enrollment begins, departments MUST notify students of any change made to a section.


Courses that have not been taught during the preceding four calendar years (12 calendar semesters including summer sessions) will be deleted from the catalog. Exceptions: Courses numbered 899 and 999, and courses with "independent study" or "honor research" in their approved titles or descriptions. It is the responsibility of the academic unit to identify courses that have been taught. "Taught" means that the course was scheduled and grades, or symbols to postpone grading, were assigned to the students who were enrolled in the course.

For additional information, refer to the memorandum on the University Curriculum and Catalog web page to Chairpersons and Directors re: REGULATION PERTAINING TO THE DELETION FROM THE CATALOG OF COURSES NOT TAUGHT IN THE PRECEDING FOUR CALENDAR YEARS dated February 26, 1997.

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Schedule of Courses Work Copy
An electronic form to reserve seats for students attending Academic Orientation throughout the Summer and in January is available on the web in the RO Forms menu. Please submit your request by March 15. A reminder will be sent prior to this date.

BEGIN DATE and END DATE: (all semesters)
The begin date should reflect the first class meeting and the end date must reflect the due date of the final assignment. Federal financial aid regulations mandate that the dates submitted accurately reflect the actual beginning and end of student-faculty interaction. For instance, in sections that follow a concentrated organized classroom interaction with an unscheduled period during which term papers or projects are prepared, the begin date reflects the first class meeting and the end date reflects the due date of the final assignment. Instructors will have 5 days after the end date of the section to submit grades via the RO Instructor Systems. See Course Scheduling Policy for further explanation.

Designate both building and classroom number desired. The classroom assignments should be consistent in capacity with the projected enrollment limit. Consult the Capacities of Classrooms list for building abbreviations and classroom capacities. For more detailed information on the equipment in the classrooms, visit or For classroom requirements such as fixed and special equipment, movable seating, etc., please detail this information in the Comments Box. Assignment to a requested classroom and building is not assured. When the meeting place of a section is not published, the department must maintain a record of the meeting place (classroom, instructor's office, university-affiliated facilities) to satisfy audit requirements.

Off-campus sections require city/state/country. Select from the drop down box the name of the city/state/country where the course is being taught. If the location is not on the drop-down menu, select East Lansing, MI and in the comments box for that section, note the city/country. If the course will be taught in more than one location, select the city/country where everyone first meets from the drop-down menu and then in section text list all the locations, i.e. Sec 750-Locations: England, Scotland and Ireland.

Different courses meeting the same days/hours in the same classroom will be monitored by the Registrar's Office. You may be asked to provide a rationale for this scheduling.

Software in the classrooms and computer labs is continually upgraded. For a list of software on the technology carts and in the computer labs or to request software that is currently unavailable on the technology cart, see

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Room Number/Building Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020
N021, N022, N102, N103 Business College x    
340, 342 Case Hall x    
1225, 1230, 1234 Engineering x    
103 Erickson x    
108 Kresge x    
C100 Wonders x x  
C101, C102, C103, C104, C105, C106 Wonders x x x


Room Number/Building Fall 2019 Spring 2020
W010 Business College Pavilion (BCCPV) – 48 cap. x x
W036 Business College Pavilion – 48 x x
W200 Business College Pavilion – 48 x x
W210 Business College Pavilion – 48 x x
W216 Business College Pavilion – 60 x x
W220 Business College Pavilion – 60 x x
W230 Business College Pavilion – 48 x x
W235 Business College Pavilion – 60 x x
W242 Business College Pavilion – 60 x x
C211 Wonders (WON) – 78 cap. - REAL   x
C213 Wonders – 112   x
C215 Wonders - 80   x

BCCPV – College of Business will have first priority in scheduling these classrooms.
WON – College of Engineering will have first priority in scheduling these classrooms.

CLASSROOM SCHEDULING, FEATURES, ATTRIBUTES, AVAILABILITY WEB SITE: From the Office of the Registrar's home page,, under Faculty & Staff, select Academic Room Scheduling (25Live). On this website you can view a specific classroom by week and month. In addition to classes, events are also listed on the calendar. You can search for an event, request a classroom, see features, attributes and a picture of the room.

Use the Comments Box in the work copy for any particular information relating to the course or section, such as the type of classroom needed (movable, seminar, first floor due to disability of instructor, etc) and why. Be specific. Access this box through editing or adding a section. This information will not appear in the Schedule of Courses but makes initial scheduling easier.

Prior assignment to a computer lab does not guarantee future use. Indicate your preference of computer lab on the work copy by editing a section. For information about specific computer labs, visit: or call Classroom Scheduling at 355-4521.

The Course Enrollment Report Generator is available through the University Curriculum and Catalog web site at: This tool provides two primary types of reports:

  • The "Less than Minimum Standards" report displays course sections where enrollment for...
        100-200 level courses is less than 15
        300-600 level courses is less than 10
        800-900 level courses is less than 5
  • The "Selected Capacity" report displays course sections where the enrollment is at or above the selected fill rate.
Student success in producing a useful and compact personal course schedule is maximized when the scheduling patterns of courses are simple and straightforward. Sections scheduled in a linear fashion at the same hour or hours throughout the week are preferable to those with meeting times arranged in seemingly haphazard multi-hour patterns.

Teaching units are expected to distribute their courses throughout the days of the Monday - Friday teaching week. Students' enrollment in full schedules is dependent upon sections being scheduled outside "popular" hours. The University's commitment to making courses available for timely progression to degree is dependent upon the well-distributed scheduling of required and elective courses.

Fall and Spring full-semester courses begin in the first week of the semester and end Sunday before finals week.

Calendar for Fall and Spring Half Sessions
First half-session courses begin in the first week of the semester and end by the established middle of semester. Second half-session courses begin after the middle of semester and end before final exam week. Final exams for half session classes are given on the last class day.

First/Second Half Combinations
Consideration will be given to requests for linked first and second half-semester courses that form a curricular sequence and utilize the same classroom facilities through the semester.

Non-Standard Contact Hours
Non-standard course scheduling allows courses to be scheduled based on the credit and contact hours required for the course. The required total contact hours are computed by multiplying the approved course contact hours by 14. If a course has a period of concentrated classroom time followed by an unscheduled paper/project preparation period, base the contact hour concentration calculation on the classroom period only. Courses meeting in non-standard time frames (less than a semester or half semester) MUST conform to the following credit hour/contact hours/session length minima:

4 credits 56 contact hours 10 class meeting days
3 credits 42 contact hours 7 class meeting days
2 credits 28 contact hours 5 class meeting days
1 credit  14 contact hours 3 class meeting days

The maximum class hours/day in recitation/lecture courses is 6 hours. Labs and studio sessions may be expanded per catalog specification. Final examinations should be scheduled for the last class meeting. Examples if using the 6 hours per day maximum for abbreviated time frames:

1 credit - 14 contact hours - 3 days (2 days x 6 hours per class meeting = 12 hours and the third day = 2 hours which = a total of 14 contact hours).

2 credits - 28 contact hours - 5 class days (4 days x 6 hours per class meeting = 24 hours and the fifth day = 4 hours which = a total of 28 contact hours).

3 credits - 42 contact hours - 7 class days (7 days x 6 hours per class meeting = 42 contact hours).

4 credits - 56 contact hours - 10 class days (9 days x 6 hours per class meeting = 54 hours and the tenth day = 2 hours which = a total of 56 contact hours).

Trans-semester Courses:
Trans-semester courses begin in one semester and end in another. Trans-semester courses that are not approved for ET-Extension grading may not span a time period greater than 16 weeks (17 weeks in Spring including break)whether on or off-campus, online, hybrid, or abroad. Trans-semester sections will be assigned to the semester in which the majority of calendar days occur, as defined by the published beginning and end dates. The begin and end dates must accurately reflect the actual beginning and end of student/faculty interaction. In sections that follow a concentrated classroom interaction with an unscheduled period during which term papers or projects are prepared, the begin date should reflect the first class meeting and the end date must reflect the due date of the final assignment.


 Exception for Education Abroad:  If taught by contract non-MSU faculty teaching at their home university on
 that institution's calendar, the 16 week maximum rule does not apply.

Grading for Non-Standard Sections
Instructors will have 5 days after the end date of the non-standard section to submit grades via the RO Instructor Systems.

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This column shows the approved number of credits with the contact hours in parentheses, 3(3-1). Variable credit courses show the range, 1-6. If a variable credit course has a section set to a specific number of credits, it will display as, 3.

Classroom scheduling for evening use will be reduced to as few buildings as possible between the hours of 8 pm and midnight for the purpose of conserving energy and will affect both course and event scheduling. At this time the buildings affected beginning at 8:00 pm are: Agriculture, Baker, Farrall, Giltner, Natural Resources, Olds, Old Horticulture, and Urban Planning.
Bessey Hall, first and third floors classrooms will not be scheduled after 9:00 pm and the second floor classrooms will not be scheduled after 7:00 pm.
The following classrooms will not be available to be utilized on Saturday and Sunday: 1279 and 1281 Anthony Hall; 147, 151, 155, 161, 165, 171, 173, 175, and 233 Communication Arts; 300 Human Ecology; and S105, S107, S109 South Kedzie.

This column gives the previous year's enrollment as of September 12, 2018. Take this figure into consideration when establishing the enrollment limit and requesting a classroom.

Indicate with the greatest possible accuracy the number of seats you plan to offer.
For minimal enrollment policy visit:

See the final exam policy at First and second half- semester final exams are given in the last class period (Second half-semester final exams MAY NOT be given during finals week.) Grades for non-standard sections are due five days after the last class period.

Hybrid courses blend online instruction with required or scheduled in-person contact, including examinations, laboratories, etc. At least 50% or more of the class is delivered through online instruction. Dates/days/time/location of in-person instruction must be indicated. Proctored examinations, texts, reading lists, and/or other materials will be noted in the Schedule of Courses. Hybrid courses with on-campus meetings are classified as on-campus courses.

instructors have to have their own section of an independent study course. This does not apply to 899 and 999 courses.
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Instructor names may be listed on the work copy for your information only. Schedule of Courses will list the instructor names that are in CLIFMS.

The administering (primary) department is responsible for the coordination and the scheduling of interdepartmental courses with participating (nonprimary) departments. The administering department should include interdepartmental courses on their work copy with meeting times. Participating departments should include a section with no information and a "0" enrollment limit.

For online courses, all instruction is delivered in an online environment. Texts, reading lists, in-person orientations, proctored examinations and/or other non-instructional experiences will be noted in the Schedule of Courses. Online courses are classified as on-campus courses.

Existent or new MSU courses can be offered online. IT Services provides consultations for new instructors and/or new online or hybrid course offerings through Instructional Design and Development. Please contact Instructional Design and Development (432-6200) to schedule a consultation to discuss production support for prospective online and hybrid courses. A new online/hybrid course offering is best preceded by a meeting including the faculty member of record who will teach the course; members of the instructional team; and the department chairperson and/or college dean.

If any instruction for a class section is given outside of the state of Michigan, you MUST indicate “Out-of-State Educational Experience” in the section text. An out-of-state learning experience refers to an internship, externship, clerkship, practicum, rotation, clinical, student teaching, independent study, study away, and the like, that occurs in a U.S. state, district or territory outside the state of Michigan.

In the scheduling system, the campus has been divided into partitions with groups of buildings in each partition. Each department will be assigned to partitions based on campus location and building preferences. The following partitions will be used for scheduling:
  • Berkey (AGH, BH, NS, OHB)
  • Bessey (CC, EBH, NKL, OH, SKH)
  • Brody (BDY, KC)
  • Business College Complex (BCC, EPP)
  • Chemistry (BCH, BPS, CEM, FAE)
  • Communication Arts (ASB, COM, NR, PAC)
  • Dem Hall (DH, IC, IW, JF, MUN)
  • Engineering (ANH, EB, TFS, UP)
  • Fee (CRD, FEE)
  • Giltner (AUD, BKR, GEO, GH, KAC, PSY, SNY)
  • Holmes (AKR, HLM, HUB, MCD)
  • Life Science (CLC, LS)
  • Music (MB, MPB)
  • Plant & Soil Sciences (MPS, PBL, PSS, VMC)
  • Union (HE, UB)
  • Wells (CIP, EH, WH)
  • Wilson (CSE, HLD, WIL, WON)

  1. All building space belongs to the University and university classrooms are assigned to the Registrar's Office for purposes of scheduling.
  2. In the assignment of classroom space, the Registrar's Office shall consider the following factors listed in order of importance:
    1. Teaching method/classroom configuration;
    2. Requirements such as technology, fixed and/or special equipment;
    3. Health concerns of the professor (put note in the Comments box);
    4. The degree to which a teaching unit conforms to preferred section scheduling patterns -
      • Standard 50 minute meeting times, three or more days per week;
      • 80 and 110 minute class periods/two days per week (Tu Th, M W, W F);
      • 50, 80, 110, 170, 230 minute class period/one day per week;
      • Unconventional scheduling pattern - will be given least priority.
    5. The degree to which a teaching unit distributes section class hours across the hours and days of the week, 8:00 am - 10:00 pm, Monday - Friday;
    6. Enrollment limit approximates classroom capacity (compare with previous year);
    7. Convenience of location to the department or school offering the course.
  3. Communication between the Registrar's Office and the instructional departments shall proceed through the Associate/Assistant Dean or other designated person in each college.
  4. It shall be the responsibility of the instructional units to project enrollments. DO NOT request a class size larger than your needs in hope of securing a specific classroom.
  5. During the enrollment period a section which has reached the capacity of the room may not be increased in size until a classroom of appropriate size is assigned by Classroom Scheduling.
Courses that allow for reenrollment in the same semester and have more than one section are to be listed as 1, 601, 602, 603, etc. This allows a student to enroll for more than one section of the same course.

Day-Hours: Use M T W R F for the day designations. If a Tuesday or Thursday is listed alone, use T for Tuesday or R for Thursday. All day combinations are in the drop-down menu. If days and hours are arranged, select ARR in the Hours Arranged drop-down menu or a specific number of arranged hours can be selected. Rooms will not be listed if days and hours are ARR. For scheduling after 4:00 p.m., days and meeting times are more flexible than shown below. Units desiring to schedule a class using any time other than one of the authorized times listed below must clear the proposed scheduling with Classroom Scheduling in the Office of the Registrar prior to submitting the request.

Contact Hours: Each authorized contact hour equals 50 minutes of formal classroom time. 50 minute class periods should be taught according to the following meeting schedule. Fractional or multi-contact hour scheduling should be kept to a minimum. If using such scheduling, please conform to the following time conventions.

Contact Hours Class Minutes
1 50 minutes
1 1/2 80 minutes (5 min. free time)
2 110 minutes (10 min. free time)
3 170 minutes (20 min. free time)
4 230 minutes (30 min. free time)

   Class Meeting Times (in the ( ) are the contact hours)
50 Minutes (1) 80 Minutes (1 1/2) 110 Minutes (2) 170 Minutes (3) 230 Minutes (4)
8:00 - 8:50 8:00 - 9:20 8:00 - 9:50 8:00 - 10:50 8:00 - 11:50
9:10 - 10:00 8:30 - 9:50 10:20 - 12:10 9:10 - 12:00 9:10 - 1:00
10:20 - 11:10 10:20 - 11:40 12:40 - 2:30 10:20 - 1:10 10:20 - 2:10
11:30 - 12:20 12:40 - 2:00 3:00 - 4:50 11:30 - 2:20 11:30 - 3:20
12:40 - 1:30 1:00 - 2:20 4:10 - 6:00 12:40 - 3:30 12:40 - 4:30
1:50 - 2:40 2:40 - 4:00 5 PM - 6:50 1:50 - 4:40 1:50 - 5:40
3:00 - 3:50 3:00 - 4:20 6 PM - 7:50 3:00 - 5:50 3:00 - 6:50
4:10 - 5:00 4:10 - 5:30 7 PM - 8:50 4:10 - 7:00 4:10 - 8:00
5:20 - 6:10 5 PM - 6:20 8 PM - 9:50 5:00 - 7:50 5:00 - 8:50
6:30 - 7:20 6 PM - 7:20   6 PM - 8:50 6 PM - 9:50
7PM - 7:50 7 PM - 8:20   7 PM - 9:50  
7:30 - 8:20     7:10 - 10 PM  

Contact Hours for Summer Sessions:
If a class is meeting either half session, the contact hours need to be doubled per week. For example, if a class meets 3 hours per week for a full semester then for a half session it will meet 6 hours per week.

If a class is meeting as a special session, take the number of contact hours (3-0) times a full semester (14 weeks) to generate the (42) contact hours. If the class is meeting 14 days then it would have to meet 3 hours per day. If a course has a period of concentrated classroom time followed by an unscheduled paper/project preparation period, base the contact hour concentration calculation on the classroom period only.
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Technology Classroom Upgrades (Fall 2018)
MSU IT has updated more classrooms in preparation for the Fall 2018 semester. The following university classrooms now include: technology cart with a host computer running Windows 10 and MS Office 2016, video/data projector(s) with digital media capability (HDMI and VGA), wireless presentation/AirMedia, Blu-ray player for Blu-ray discs and DVDs, built-in document camera and a wireless microphone.
  • Business College Complex: N021, N022, N100, N105, N106, N125, N130
  • Berkey Hall: 209, 213, 214, 217, 318, 319, 119B, 210A, 210B, 211A, 218A, 218B
  • Biomedical & Physical Sciences: 1415
  • Chemistry: 136
  • Communications Arts & Sciences: 151, 155, 161, 165
  • Engineering: 1202, 1300, 2205, 2243, 2245, 2250, 3400
  • Olds Hall: 11

The following definitions are designed to help with scheduling so that requests can be as specific as possible. The objective is to assure that faculty have the equipment they prefer for effective instruction in the classroom. To schedule a section into a technology classroom, indicate the type of technology needed: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 or Computer Lab when you add and/or edit the section. After selecting one of the technology options, select a specific classroom and building. Additional information can be indicated in the Comments Box. The complete list of university classrooms and computer labs is available at Capacities of Classrooms or check 25Live for classroom features at: For more detailed information on the equipment in the classrooms, visit

Technology Classrooms:

Tech Tier 1:  A room that has a technology podium (no computer, has instructor laptop connection VGA or HDMI) or technology cart (includes computer) , permanently installed LCD projector or flat panel display, DVD/VCR combo, and microphone.

Tech Tier 2:  A room that has an instructor cart (includes computer), touch screen control panel, DVD/Blu-ray, microphone, digital document scanner, 2-3 displays (either flat panel displays or LCD projectors), and speaker system. This tier includes the Learner-Centric classrooms.

Learner-Centric Interactive Technology Classrooms:
Learner-centric classrooms are designed to support a variety of active learning pedagogies that engage students in peer discussion, group work , or other hands-on activities. There is no set front of the classroom as compared to traditional classrooms. These classrooms have tables with power and video connections, office-style chairs, multiple projectors and screens, white boards, wireless networking, and a technology cart with a Crestron control panel that can control what images appear on the screens. Learner-centric rooms are: N124 BCC, 175 BDY, 1220 EB, 105, 106, 111, 218, 222, 313, 316 EBH, 222 EH, C131 HLD, S134 SKH, 50 UB, B100, B104, B106 WH.

Tech Tier 3:  REAL (Room for Engaged and Active Learning): A REAL classroom is designed to enable lively interaction, enhanced learning, and increased faculty and student engagement. The REAL room has an instructor cart (includes computer), touch screen control panel, DVD/Blu-ray, microphone, digital document scanner, multiple displays (either flat panel display or projector), HD speaker system, wireless networking, pods of tables with power and video connections, multiple displays for student interaction and white boards. The instructor has the ability to see or display to the room the work of any specific student group and can present from the technology cart or move freely about the room to consult with student teams. REAL rooms are: 323 CEM, 337 CSE, 114, 310, 315 EBH, 2, 38 MCD, 55 UB.

To teach in a REAL classroom, instructors must complete the REAL Academy. The REAL Academy will train instructors on how to implement active learning strategies into their classes. Visit:

Computer Lab:  Computer labs may not have all the equipment that Tech Tier 1 classrooms have. For information about specific computer labs, visit:

Direct questions about equipment types to Severin Grabski, Coordinator of Instructional Technology Support, MSU Libraries, Computing, and Technology, at

NOTE: The only university classrooms without any technology equipment are: 104 Giltner, 109, 110 Chemistry and C101-C106 Wonders.

Recording in the Classrooms
The host computer or laptop with a wireless microphone and record output dial is needed when recording in the classroom using Audacity, Camtasia, Skype, or Zoom. The record output dial ensures that they system had been rewired and is ready to record audio from the microphone to the software or online system you are using. For university classrooms with recording and audio output capabilities navigate to the following link:

I-Clicker Base Station
Information about student response systems can be found at:

Technology Support
Use the main MSU IT Service Desk contact (517) 432-6200 or toll free (844) 678-6200 > 24 hours/7 days a week (except on university holidays) for technology support with the following:
  • Classroom technology (e.g., technology in rooms, computer labs, satellite offices)
  • Online learning tools (e.g., D2L, MediaSpace, Zoom)
  • Internet/Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Student systems (e.g., online enrollment, StuInfo, Degree Navigator)
  • Business applications (e.g., EBS, Sentinel, CASHNet, Application Services Systems)
  • Computer help (e.g., setup for email, firewalls)
  • Password resets

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If a section of a course has special fees, note that in the comments box so the section fees can be added before enrollment begins. If you want the fee included in the Schedule of Courses, add to the section text box when editing the section.

Sections are to be numbered in sequence starting with 001 (medical class sections are the exception). A course that has lecture and recitation or laboratory sections is to be listed with the common lecture on the first line and the recitation or laboratory on the second line. Please note that in SIS, if the lab/recitation meets before the lecture (i.e. lab M 3:00-4:50, lecture TR 12:40-2:30) the lab will appear on the first line in SIS and the Schedule of Courses.
When adding a new section on the web work copy, you have to select a section number.
When there are multiple sections of a course, do not delete sections in the middle of the series. Edit existing sections to appear as you desire and delete any section(s) at the end of the series of sections.

Section numbers:

001 - 099, 601 - 699, 801 – 829 full semester sections
101 - 199, 610- 619 first half summer session sections
201 - 299, 620 - 629 second half summer session sections
301 - 399, 630 - 699 summer special session and fall/spring non-standard sections
401 - 409 Kellogg Biological Station full semester sections
410 - 419 Kellogg Biological Station first half summer sections
420 - 429 Kellogg Biological Station second half summer sections
430 - 439 Kellogg Biological Station summer special session sections
701 - 729 Off campus Michigan or other U.S states, district or territory sections
730 - 739, 790 - 799, 830 - 839, 890 - 899 online sections
740 - 749, 840 - 849 hybrid (blended) sections
750 - 779, 850 - 879 education abroad sections
780 - 789 graduate education overseas sections

Clarification on the assignment of section numbers.

001 - 399 and 601 - 699 section numbers means 50% or more is face-to-face instruction on campus, the remaining instruction is on D2L, LON-CAPA, Videoconferencing or other online format.
701 - 729 section numbers: 50% or more face-to-face instruction off campus at least 30 miles from main MSU campus; remaining arranged instruction on D2L, LON-CAPA, Videoconferencing or other online format. These section numbers can also be used for the out-of-state educational experience like internships, field study, and student teaching.
730 - 739, 790 - 799, 830 - 839 and 890 - 899 section numbers: 100% online instruction; proctored exams may be required.
740 - 749 and 840 - 849 section numbers: 50% or less face-to-face instruction on or off campus; remaining instruction on D2L, LON-CAPA, Videoconferencing or other online format.
750 - 779 and 850 - 879 section numbers: all education abroad classes and any independent study and internships related to an Education Abroad program.

NOTE: You must indicate dates/days/time/location of in-person instruction of all sections numbered 740 - 749 and 840 - 849.
To receive summer funding for any hybrid section, the in-person meetings must be on the MSU campus.

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This is an open text field that allows information regarding equipment required, restricted enrollment, subject defining, course objectives, average workload, topics, and can include hyperlinks to web pages and syllabi. This information is displayed in the Schedule of Courses.

*If the section is meeting in a room not found in the drop down box, please note the location in the section text box. An example – Sec 002-Topic: Chemical Modeling. Location: 1309 Cyclotron Bldg. You must include "Location:".

Please note: In the section text field, indicate the actual class dates that do not conform to regular semester and summer session dates (see semester dates below) , i.e. Sec 750-Class meets May 17 - June 18. Final assignment due August 14.

Summer 2019 May 13 - August 15 - full session
May 13 - June 27 - first half session
July 1 - August 15 - second half session

Fall 2019

August 28 - December 13 - final exams December 9-13

Spring 2020 January 6 - May 1 - final exams April 27 - May 1

*For special session section numbers (300-399) and all 700 and 800 section numbers, you have to enter begin and end dates. When adding or editing a section, if the section is meeting the Full Term, First Half, or Second Half, select one of those options listed, otherwise select Specific Dates and type in the dates – mm/dd/yy.

For additional dates, please visit the academic calendar website:

The Summer Study courses you offered summer 2018 are listed on the summer 2019 work copy. You can add, delete and edit these sections the same as all other sections. Begin and end dates have to be entered for all off campus sections. Other information, such as days, time, enrollment limit and location can also be edited. For HYBRID sections, list the dates for the off-campus orientation session if any, and all in-person class sessions in the section text on the work copy.

For any questions you may have about offering courses off-campus summer 2019, please contact Kimberly Blair-Chambers at: or 517-355-9675.

Education abroad courses scheduled to begin after the last class day of fall semester and ending (with all assignments/exams completed) before the first day of spring semester will be scheduled as spring semester subterms. The winter break exception that classifies the course as a spring course requires that the course not cross semester dates. If it does, a count of the trans-semester dates is done to determine the appropriate semester. If there are more course dates in fall semester than spring semester, it will be considered a fall semester course. Therefore, any winter break program course that extends into spring semester, must have the majority of course dates during spring semester.

This exception to the trans-semester rule is established to promote enrollment in Winter Break Education Abroad programs.

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