Case Western Reserve University has an official time grid for courses. The purpose of this grid is to minimize conflicts between different course offerings, thereby maximizing the probability that students can schedule their desired courses. It also allows efficient use of our classroom resources.
Undergraduate courses offered at times that conflict with this grid can cause difficulty for students registering for courses, and contribute to difficulties scheduling classrooms. We recognize that there are valid pedagogical reasons, such as for labs and long-format seminars, that some courses may need to span multiple grid blocks. Academic units should, however, minimize the number of courses taught off-grid. The scheduling of any off-grid courses that do not minimize the number of grid blocks occupied must be justified to the University Registrar.
-Approved by Faculty Senate 9/28/2015