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Temporary Cross-Listing and Double Scheduling

Policy Number: Not assigned a number

Effective Date: Fall 1999

Policy Title:  Temporary Cross-Listing and Double Scheduling

Contact: Office of Academic Programs

Policy Statement: Temporary cross-listing is a cross-list arrangement that takes place on a temporary basis. "Double scheduling" occurs when a unit combines two existing non-cross-listed courses at the same or different course levels, either topical or similar in content, either within the same department or involving more than one department. These "double-scheduled" courses meet on the same day, hour, and room. Units are not allowed to combine students in "double-scheduled" courses.

All temporary cross-listing arrangements must be approved by the Office of Programs and Academic Assessment (OPAA). OPAA will assign a controlling unit that will ultimately be responsible for course content, regardless of who staffs the course.

All requests for temporary cross-lists should establish course numbers at the same level. The establishment of a temporary cross-list involving more than one level ordinarily would not be allowed unless the unit can justify, through special petition, that it cannot adhere to the course numbering system and that the course may be appropriate for students at different levels and in different degree programs.

Reason for Policy: To provide colleges with guidance when they offer temporary interdisciplinary courses.

Who Should Read the Policy:  Faculty and staff at UIC who are involved in the creation, revision, or elimination of courses.

Policy History: Endorsed by the Senate Committee on Educational Policy (SCEP) on April 13, 1999.