3.1.6.1 Guidelines for Scheduling Courses Administered through the Division of Professional and Continuing Studies (PCS)

The following guidelines should be followed in scheduling Continuing Education credit courses:

  • In cooperation with the appropriate departments, the Division of Continuing Education will schedule credit courses necessary to complete major requirements in the evening, part-time degree programs. These courses will be scheduled sequentially so that all major requirements will be available in the evening during a three-to-four year scheduling cycle. In order to keep the University's commitment to part-time students that degrees can be completed in a timely manner, some exceptions to the 6/10 rule may have to be made.
     
  • On a regular basis, in cooperation with the appropriate departments, the Division of Continuing Education will schedule elective and group requirements for completing evening degree programs. These courses will be expected to conform in general to the 6/10 rule, although for some specific requirements (such as foreign languages) exceptions may have to be made.
     
  • When an evening section of a credit course is scheduled to meet on the Newark campus, the Division of Continuing Education will not schedule the same course off-campus unless: a) the Newark section regularly meets its enrollment limit with full-time matriculated students; b) the Newark section regularly is closed to Continuing Education students; or c) the course is known to be in such great demand by students that several sections can be expected to exceed minimum enrollment limits.
     
  • When several Continuing Education sections are offered at the same location with a smaller than average section size than those offered on the Newark campus, the Continuing Education sections should be combined to meet the average section size for the Newark sections.
     
  • The Division of Continuing Education will be responsible for scheduling and administering credit courses in locations other than on the Newark main campus. The exceptions to this policy will be:
    • credit courses scheduled for teachers and public school administrators during the Summer Sessions, when tuition for these students is subsidized by the Department of Public Instruction; and 
    • International Programs.