Course Scheduling Process


There are several calendars which departments may find useful when planning for upcoming terms

The detailed Academic Services Calendar is a week-by-week guidebook that outlines deadlines, registration periods, and all items related to the academic year. A new calendar is posted each July and can be found on the left navigation of the main calendar page.

The TUSC Timeline Calendar (found on the TUSC Process page) is provided each semester as a way for departments to quickly review the deadlines for submission of course information as well as the availability of eTUSC.

Course Planning

Tentative Upcoming Schedule of Classes (TUSC) Process

Creating the new term
The upcoming semester courses begin with a “roll” from the previous (same) term. These classes appear just as they were when the last term ended, with whatever settings that were in place then; so they would have the maximum enrollment, instructors, meeting patterns and restrictions that were on those sections at the end of that term the year before.

eTUSC as the tool to add, modify and update your classes for the coming term
The eTUSC application provides the means to view the class sections as they are set in the Banner database; this allows  departments to work on their class sections and make whatever updates and modifications are needed for the upcoming semester.  The eTUSC application is available for two rounds of activity; any further changes need to be sent directly to For information on how to maneuver and work within the eTUSC application see the eTUSC User Manual.

Creating a brand new course
The New Course Form is used to add a course which does not currently exist in the Course Catalog. New courses need to be approved by the dean of the college overseeing the subject/department of the course.  This electronic process is for all Main campus courses. Upon completion and submission, the designated Dean's office will be able to electronically approve the new course. In eTUSC the Add a Section of a Course that is NOT already being offered link allows you to view all of the active courses for that subject, then select one to add to your course schedule with a new section.  Looking at your submitted forms through the View Submissions tab of the New Course Form, you’ll see if they’ve been processed by being stamped (eTUSC) and finding them grayed out and no longer available for editing.  Until they’re run and processed you are able to go back into the form and make any changes and edits needed.

As eTUSC puts the section level information in place, we only need to create the course itself in the catalog and send to you to create and work active sections for the next semester during TUSC.  When we are not in the TUSC period, and eTUSC is not available to you to directly to put changes in place on your sections, you would use the new course form for creating new courses as well as for any new sections to add to the term (adding in the section level specifics on the form, such as instructor, meeting pattern, class max, restrictions, etc.).

Considerations for a new course

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