OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

SSR1000 Definitions

The first row of each course on the Call for Courses contains the following data

TITLE

Course title. May not be changed unless approved by curriculum approval process. Special courses and reserve number courses may, however, list a subtitle. A maximum of 30 characters may be used in a title.

SUBJECT

Subject. Abbreviation for the subject, such as MUS is Music.

NUMBER

Course number. If changed, a different CRN will be used.

SECTION

Section number. Can be changed and still maintain the original CRN.

LI:

Link Identifier. Links lectures to their labs and/or recitations.

TYPE:

Schedule Type. Identifies the class format, such as lecture, lab, recitation, seminar, WWW. Type indicated is the first three letters of the type description

MODE:

Grade Mode. The kind of grades earned in a class. VERY important that you verify these. Either A/F or P/N

CRED:

Credits. The number of credits a course is offered. Can vary within a range. Cannot have a range within a range, however.

PT:

Part of Term. Fall, Winter, and Spring are indicated by 1. Summer has varying parts of term (1-6).

DP:

Departmental Approval. If indicated with a Y, CRN is listed, but students must obtain department permission to take the section. Departments obtain approval to offer a course for DP from Academic Affairs; this approval is noted in the course description in SCADETL in Banner.

STATUS:

Course Status. "I" indicates Inactive. "O" indicates Open. "C" indicates Cancelled.

The second row of each course on the Call for Courses contains the following data

CRN

Course Reference Number. A unique identifier for each section, assigned by the Schedule Desk through Banner. Changes from term to term.

MAX:

Enrollment. Maximum you want accepted into section. Can be changed as by the department often as needed.

WAIT:

Wait list. Specifies the number of seats made available for the electronic wait list. If a registered student drops the course, thus creating an opening, the first student on the wait list will be registered (providing all prerequisites and restrictions are met). The student will be automatically e-mailed that he or she has been registered.

XLISTS:

Indicates cross-listed CRNs. CRNs that share a room should be taught as crosslisted.

INT MAX:

The combined total max desired for the crosslisted sections. Required if crosslists exist.

Additional rows of each course on the Call for Courses contains the following data

INSTRUCTOR

This field is required. OUS collects and analyzes this data; please enter as soon as possible the name and OSU ID number of your instructor/s. The percentage of responsibility should total

100%. The primary instructor is listed first and indicated with an *. Additional instructors are listed alphabetically.

The primary instructor must have an active preferred

e-mail address in SPAIDEN in order for Schedule 25 to properly find locations for your classes.

RESTRICTIONS:

– Indicates EXCLUSION
+ Indicates INCLUSION

COMMENTS:

This area IS NOT ENFORCED by Web registration. Rows appear only if comments exist.

SECTION FEES (code-amt):

Fees as pre-approved for course.

The final row(s) of each course on the Call for Courses contains the following data. Additional rows will appear as needed

DATES

The start date and end date of this meeting. Sections that meet for shortened sessions or on specific dates should have these adjusted as needed.

DAYS

Days of the week for this meeting. M-Monday; T-Tuesday;

W-Wednesday; R-Thursday; F-Friday;

S-Saturday; U-Sunday.

TIME

Beginning & Ending Time. Use the 24 hour clock. We need a starting time and an ending time. Ending times generally need to be 10 minutes before the hour or the half hour. See Official Class Meeting Times and the Addendum.

MEETING TYPE

Specific type for this meeting time. Follows same rules as the section type.

BLDG

Building. See the campus map in the online general catalog for abbreviations.

ROOM

Room Number. As listed. Sections that will be in departmental rooms must be indicated with the room or, if unsure at the present time, GRP TBAD. Sections that will be meeting off campus and don't need a room should be indicated with GRP OC if meeting times exist.

(GP ATTR:)

General Purpose Room Attributes. Attributes listed here will override (not supplement) any departmental attributes. Does not apply to sections using departmental rooms.

In consultation with the Faculty Senate Executive Committee, the following changes were implemented beginning with the Spring 2010 term:

Instructor of Record:

The “Instructor of Record” will be designated for all courses at Oregon State University by the primary instructor indicator flag assigned to that course. The “Instructor of Record” for a course will have the following requirements and responsibilities with respect to the recording of grades for that course:

  • The “Instructor of Record” will be responsible for the final determination, entry, and/or changing of all final grades associated with their course(s).
  • The “Instructor of Record” may not be a peer to other students taking that course (e.g., undergraduate to undergraduate, graduate to graduate, and/or professional to professional),except in cases where : 1) the instructor of record is teaching a lower level course that another peer happens to take (i.e., graduate TA acting as an instructor of record for an undergraduate course that happens to have a graduate student taking that course), or 2) an instructor of record is also simultaneously acting as a student pursuing either an undergraduate degree or graduate degree in another area that may be taught by another graduate TA.
  • The “Instructor of Record” may not be an undergraduate student with responsibility for either credit bearing or non-credit bearing portions of a course (lectures, recitations, 0 credit laboratories, discussions, etc.).
  • The “Instructor of Record” may not be an administrative staff member if they have no role in actually teaching the course (beginning in the Fall 2010). Emergency situations for an administrative staff to post grades for an individual course can be approved by a unit head each term. Those requests must be made to and approved by the Registrar.
  • The “Instructor of Record” may not knowingly provide to others their user account identification/passwords as per the Acceptable Use of University Computing Resources Policy (http://oregonstate.edu/fa/manuals/gen/computing-resources).

Graduate Teaching Assistants:

  • Must complete the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Online Tutorial, Online Privacy & Confidentiality Statement, and agree to the Online Acceptable Use of Computing components that are integrated with the Online FERPA tutorial in Blackboard.
  • Upon a graduate student’s completion of the Online FERPA/Privacy/Acceptable Use of Computing tutorial in Blackboard, the graduate teaching assistant can be an “Instructor of Record” for an undergraduate course.
  • Or, upon completion of the Online FERPA/Privacy/Acceptable Use of Computing tutorial in Blackboard, the “Instructor of Record” can establish that graduate student as a teaching assistant using a course management system (i.e., Blackboard). Appropriate roles allowed to such graduate teaching assistants are as a “tutor”, “course builder”, “grader”, and/or full graduate teaching assistant with all roles including “tutor”, “course builder”, and “grader” with grading privileges for assignments and exams for undergraduate students.

Undergraduate Teaching Assistants:

  • Must complete the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Online Tutorial, Online Privacy & Confidentiality Statement, and the agree to the Online Acceptable Use of Computing components that are integrated with the Online FERPA tutorial in Blackboard.
  • Upon an undergraduate student’s completion of the Online FERPA/Privacy/Acceptable Use of Computing tutorial in Blackboard, the undergraduate student can be designated as an undergraduate teaching assistant recognized as a school official.
  • Upon an undergraduate student’s completion of the Online FERPA/Privacy/Acceptable Use of Computing tutorial in Blackboard, the “Instructor of Record” can establish that undergraduate student as a teaching assistant using a course management system (i.e., Blackboard). Appropriate roles allowed to such undergraduate teaching assistants are as a “tutor”, “course builder”, and/or full undergraduate teaching assistant with all roles including “tutor”, “course builder”, and “grader” with grading privileges for assignments and exams.
  • Undergraduate Teaching Assistants may not be an “Instructor of Record” or designated as a faculty member assigned to a course, and may not as a teaching assistant determine, enter, and/or change the final grade for other students.