Common Bell and Coordinated Scheduling

In Fall 2018, the University launched an "Optimizing Learning Spaces and Student Success: Common Bell and Coordinated Scheduling" initiative. The initiative is focused on ensuring that our students can register for the courses they need, when they need them, and in high-quality spaces.

To move the conversation surrounding the development of a common bell schedule, course offering practices, and room scheduling procedures forward, a workgroup of 31 appointed representatives convened. The work group determined the first area of work was the development of a common bell course framework. Following nine months of development and consultation, a Common Bell Course Framework was adopted in May 2019.

A second area of work launched in Fall 2019, with a focus on recommending actions for space management, room scheduling and course offerings in support of common bell and coordinated scheduling. Recommendations for space management, room scheduling and course offerings, appendix A and appendix B were adopted in May 2020.

Common Bell Exemption Form
If you are seeking a course exception from the Common Bell Course Framework please complete a Common Bell Course Framework Exception Form and submit to your College Dean for consideration.

Questions
Do you have questions about the Common Bell Course Framework adopted for implementation? Workshop sessions can be requested by contacting, Donna Marzolf, Associate Registrar.

Common Bell Course Framework Workshop Presentation