The instructional day at FAS is organized around designated class start times and fixed pass times.
The intent of the revised schedule is multi-fold:
- To implement proper schedule blocks and passing time between the Cambridge and Allston campuses.
- To decompress class scheduling across all days of week and times of day to allow for optimal classroom use and cause fewer student time conflicts by developing a more equitably spread schedule throughout the week.
All classes (including labs, discussions, etc.) must start at the designated class start times. See the Summary of the FAS Schedule Change Faculty Legislation for details.
There are rules regulating possible the combinations of days of the week at FAS.
A course meeting 3 days a week must do so on M/W/F. A course meeting 2 days a week must do so on T/TH -- or M/W, or M/F, or W/F.
There are 75 Minute Blocks for Cambridge and Allston.
Start times are fixed. Instruction cannot take place during pass time. 75 minute blocks must meet for a minimum of 60 minutes, e.g. 9-10 AM on Cambridge Campus, 9:45-10:45 AM on Allston Campus. See the Summary of the FAS Schedule Change Faculty Legislation for more details.
|Cambridge Campus (L)||Allston Campus (R)|
|9:00am - 10:15am||9:45am - 11:00am|
|10:30am - 11:45am||11:15am - 12:30pm|
|12:00pm - 1:15pm||12:45pm - 2:00pm|
|1:30pm - 2:45pm||2:15pm - 3:30pm|
|3:00pm - 4:15pm||3:45pm - 5:00pm|
|4:30pm - 5:45pm||5:15pm - 6:30pm|
|6:00pm - 7:15pm||6:45pm - 8:00pm|
|7:30pm - 8:45pm||8:15pm - 9:30pm|
Cambridge classes, seminars, colloquia, and labs requiring more than 75 minutes in any single meeting
Longer blocks begin from a specified subset of the designated class start times. Start times are fixed. Instruction cannot take place during pass time. 2 hour and 45 minute blocks must meet for a minimum of 120 minutes, e.g. 9-11 AM on Cambridge Campus, 9:45-11:45 AM on Allston Campus. See the Summary of the FAS Schedule Change Faculty Legislation for more details.
|Cambridge Campus||Allston Campus|
|9:00am - 11:45am||9:45am - 12:30pm|
|*9:45am - 11:45am|
|12:00pm - 2:45pm||12:45pm - 3:30pm|
|*12:45pm - 2:45pm|
|3:00pm - 5:45pm||3:45pm - 6:30pm|
|*3:45pm - 5:45pm|
|6:00pm - 8:45pm||6:45pm - 9:30pm|
|*6:45pm - 8:45pm|
* Courses meeting exactly 2 hours only.
Key Resources to Support FAS Departments with Schedule Analysis
The Department Course Balance program was developed by the Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning (VPAL), in partnership with the FAS Registrar’s Office. Departments will not be required to use this tool, but we hope that it will serve as a useful resource.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.