Scheduling & Staffing

Before the beginning of each semester, the MET Dean’s office will ask all departments offering Metropolitan College courses to turn in a list of courses to be offered the following semester. Course offerings are submitted to the Academic Services office in the form of a Detail Sheet. Scheduling Detail Sheets are used to create both the printed schedule and the online schedule found on the Link.

Scheduling and Staffing Central Deadlines

February 1 Fall Detail Sheets Due
February Summer Student Registration Opens
March 1 Last Day to Send Summer Notices of Available Courses & Inquiry of Availability
March 1 Final Summer Staffing Sheets Due
April 1 Summer Course Assignment Letters Sent to Faculty
April Fall Student Registration Opens
May 1 Last Day to Send Fall Notices of Available Courses & Inquiry of Availability
May 1 Final Fall Staffing Sheets Due
June Spring Detail Sheets Due
July 1 Fall Course Assignment Letters Sent to Faculty
October 1 Last Day to Send Spring Notices of Available Courses & Inquiry of Availability
October 1 Final Spring Staffing Sheets Due
October Spring Student Registration Opens
November 1 Spring Course Assignment Letters Sent to Faculty
December 1 Summer Detail Sheets Due

Scheduling Detail Sheet

The Scheduling Detail Sheet must be completed by the deadlines that are listed above and confirmed via email several weeks in advance. Once the deadline passes for the Dean’s office, the Administrative Coordinators no longer have access to UIS to submit and change course offerings; changes have to be submitted to the Schedules Department by the Dean’s office via an online form. Information received past the deadline will not get priority for room selection. As many of you probably know, it is much easier to input all information directly into your Scheduling Detail Sheet rather than adding additional info later, so please do your best to adhere to the deadline with as much detail as possible.

Staffing Detail Sheet

You will also be responsible for completing a Staffing Detail Sheet. The purpose of this sheet is to collect details about staff for payroll purposes. Although it is due later than the schedule, this is not a way to postpone staffing your classes. All departments need to coordinate a schedule that offers a balance of classes on the various days of the week, and that is staffed appropriately when course offerings are submitted, so as to avoid day and time changes closer to the start of the new semester. These types of changes significantly affect enrollments, and should be avoided whenever possible.

All coordinators in charge of submitting staffing information should be aware of the MET overbase and overload policy for full-time employees and full-time instructors at Boston University, as well as the deadlines and implications for the Part-Time Faculty Union. 

All courses not in the 6-8:45 p.m. time block requires justification from the department and approval from the Associate Dean.

Lowering course caps below 30 for graduate courses requires justification from the department and approval from the Associate Dean.

Once a semester schedule becomes available to students, the Dean will not allow any changes to course meeting days or times.