CHAPTER FOUR: 4610
ACADEMIC POLICIES AND REGULATIONS
PREAMBLE: This section refers to the process by which classes are scheduled, canceled, dismissed or shortened, and by which furniture and equipment in classrooms is maintained. The original of this section appeared in the 1979 Handbook; subsection A was rewritten in May of 1980; the last sentence of D was added in June of 1988. Section F was added in July of 2001. For further information, contact the Registrarís Office (208-885-6731). [rev. 7-01]
A. SCHEDULING OF CLASSES.
B. CANCELLATION OF CLASSES. [See also D.] As soon as possible after the beginning of each semester or other term, departmental administrators should notify the registrar of all scheduled classes that are not being given; this will permit the reassignment of the room. Unless otherwise directed, each college establishes its policies as to the minimum number of students necessary to offer a course or section of a course.
C. SPACE-UTILIZATION REPORTS. As soon as possible after the beginning of each term, departmental administrators must report to the registrar the actual meeting time and place of each course being given, including those that had been scheduled on a to-be-arranged basis.
D. DISMISSAL AND SHORTENING OF CLASSES. Any general dismissal of classes or shortening of class periods on a university-wide basis, for whatever reason, requires prior approval by the Faculty Senate and the president, except that, in emergencies, classes may be dismissed or shortened by the president, the presidentís designee, or the Faculty Senate. No general dismissal or shortening of classes is permitted for presentations by political figures or for other political activities, except in connection with symposia or other events sponsored by official UI units or bodies, e.g., the Borah Foundation Committee, and then only with the advance approvals required above. Dismissal of classes for the Honors Convocation, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. on the Friday of Family Weekend, has continuing approval. [ed. 7-09]
E. CLASSROOM FURNITURE AND EQUIPMENT. Information on the capacity of each classroom is maintained by the registrar to aid in the appropriate assignment of classes to rooms on the basis of projected enrollment. For this reason, chairs or other furniture that would affect the roomsí rated capacities should not be moved from one room to another. Requests for additional chairs should be sent to the registrar so that adjustments may be made, if possible, without adversely affecting other classes. Classroom deficiencies, needed repairs, or equipment defects should be reported to the registrar by the instructor using the room.
F. SCHEDULING OF CLASSROOM SPACE BY STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS.