These are the principles and policies (endorsed by the Vice Chancellor's Committee) around timetabling at Flinders University, and the responsibilities for Timetable Support Staff.
A Policy and Approvals Translation Guide provides guidance for the interpretation of policies, forms and approval requirements following the commencement of College operations on 1 July (e.g. where a policy refers to 'Faculty' or 'School,' read 'College').
The Timetabling Principles aim to achieve coordinated and consistent timetabling practices across Flinders University campuses in facilitating the timely production of a single optimised University timetable.
Room Booking Principles
The Room Booking Principles aim to provide guidance on the appropriate use of University facilities, to enable the distributed management of facilities and to support the effective and efficient use of associated University resources.
The Timetable Process is illustrated in this flowchart.
Timetable Support Staff
Timetable Support Staff are responsible for a number of functions related to the timetable.
School Common Hour
School Common Hour process allows Schools to request Timetabling Services to identify a suitable common hour after the draft timetable is released.
Request to teach at another location
In order to request to teach at another location (i.e. Daw Park, Tonsley, Victoria Square etc.), the College is required to submit a request in writing to Manager, Resources Scheduling Services. Requests must include the reasons why they want to teach at the campus and the details of the proposed topics (Note: location of the teaching staff office cannot be used as the main justification to move topics). It should also include the benefits to the students in going to the new campus.
The request is evaluated by Resources Scheduling Services who will then submit a recommendation to the DVC (S) for approval (including consideration to both timetable and resources).
Once a decision has been made, Resources Scheduling Services will advise the College of the outcome.