Main elements for course schedules preparation:
1-Tree diagram for the study plan.
2-College students’ statistics in every section for the current semester.
3-Staff specialization classification.
4-Number of classrooms (labs) and its availability and capacity.
5-Number of courses that require labs and its capacity.
6-Statistics of students with delayed graduation and discontinued study plans, if any.
Scheduling Guidelines Policy:
1-Use the scheduling form under the Deanship website (under colleges tab).
2-Estimate the number of course sections and the number of students in each course for next term based on the current number of students according to the study plan.
3-Course information (Name- ID- Contact hours- Type) must adhere to the information in the study plan.
4-Course training hours should not be schedules consecutively after lecture hours nor on the same day, unless the department sees otherwise.
5-All courses listed in each level in the study plan should be offered.
6-General University-Required English Courses for levels one, two and three, slots should be avoided when scheduling department courses.
7-General University-Required College of Arts Courses slots should be avoided when scheduling department courses.
8-Level one courses should be offered (for withdrawn, postponed, and failed students).
9-Schedule free elective courses in-lined with the requesting college schedules and allocate the needed classrooms for them.
10-Set a unified one hour for extracurricular activities in all college schedules.
11-Add course instructors’ names, building numbers, and classrooms numbers in the schedules.
Scheduling Important Instructions:
1-It is advisable to schedule the course and its prerequisites within the same day and time (for example if Math 101 is a pre-requisite for Math 102, then it is advisable to schedule both courses at the same day and time. This is so that if a student has early registered Math 102, but failed Math 101, then she can replace the former with the former in her schedule).
2-Minimize courses conflicts, especially for courses that are not requisites for each other and elective courses, by spreading out course sections (For example if section A of Course 1 conflict the scheduling of Course 2, then the conflict should be avoided in section B).
3-Estimate the number of students in each course for next term based on the current number of students in the pre-requisite course according to the study plan. Refrain from unifying the estimate number across level courses.
Final Exams Scheduling Guidelines Policy:
1-Follow the same scheduling policies, for example schedule pre-requisites of courses within the same day and time.
2-Set the exams dates and times for all courses offered in the study plan.
3-Coordinate with other colleges for scheduling the exams for shared courses.
4-Setting exams for higher level students in Exam dates reserved for University Required Courses is permitted, as long as it creates no conflicts in their schedules.
5-Schedule exams according to their level of difficulty on exam weekdays across the full exam period in a matter that does not affect negatively on students’ performance.
6-Avoid scheduling exams for courses of large number of students at the end of the exams period to ensure no delay in grades submission.
Colleges’ scheduling timetable for the first semester of the academic year 1442H.