Schedule Builds are documents that are sent to each department chair, containing a list of all the classes currently scheduled for a particular semester. The department chair uses that document to request changes, additions, and deletions to this list of classes, in order to update their department's classes for that semester. The Scheduling Office then uses those requests to update the Schedule of Classes for that semester.
These Schedule Builds are the method by which we work with department chairs to set the Schedule of Classes for each semester.
Each Schedule Build occurs twice:
- Many months before enrollment begins for a semester, we send out a Preliminary Schedule Build for that semester.
- Later, just a few months before enrollment begins for a semester, we send out a Final Schedule Build for that semester. (Fun fact: this is also called the "Maintenance Phase," but it is unlikely that you will run into that term much. It is synonymous with "Final Build.")
Standard class times are used throughout the entire IU Bloomington campus. Unified class times allow students to enroll in classes from different schools and departments without scheduling conflicts. This is a huge benefit to JSoM students taking any non-JSoM classes, as well as non-JSoM students taking JSoM classes. We work hard to ensure that as many JSoM classes as possible abide by these class times.
The campuswide 50-minute and 75-minute standard class meeting times are:
|50-Minute Classes||75-Minute Classes|
|8:00 AM - 8:50 AM||8:00 AM - 9:15 AM|
|9:10 AM - 10:00 AM||9:45 AM - 11:00 AM|
|10:20 AM - 11:10 AM||11:30 AM - 12:45 PM|
|11:30 AM - 12:20 PM||1:15 PM - 2:30 PM|
|12:40 PM - 1:30 PM||3:00 PM - 4:15 PM|
|1:50 PM - 2:40 PM||4:45 PM - 6:00 PM|
|3:00 PM - 3:50 PM||6:30 PM - 7:45 PM|
|4:10 PM - 5:00 PM||8:05 PM - 9:20 PM|
|5:20 PM - 6:10 PM|
|6:30 PM - 7:20 PM|
|7:40 PM - 8:30 PM|
|8:50 PM - 9:40 PM|
If your question is about students' enrollment in your classes, please contact the Music Undergraduate Office and/or Music Graduate Office.
If your question is about changes to how a class itself is set up, or needing to set up a new class section, please contact the Scheduling Office.
Instruction modes indicate format of instruction for a class (in person versus online, etc). The following are all the possible options:
|HY||Hybrid, in person and online|
|HD||Hybrid Distance (online, hybrid synchronous/asynchronous)|
|IS||Independent Study. Refers to any class where meeting time is mutually set between student(s) and instructor, instead of being officially set when students enroll. Used for all applied lessons and all chamber music.|
|IN||Internship (used rarely)|
Active: Class will appear in the Schedule of Classes, and students will be allowed to enroll.
Tentative: Class will not appear in the Schedule of Classes, and students will not be allowed to enroll. This is mostly used by only a few departments for a few specific classes.
|Class type (CLS TYPE)||Indicates instruction type, e.g. lecture, activity, drill, lab, etc. Applied instruction is set as Activity.|
|Course number||e.g. MUS-A 100. Refers to a general course that can be taught, not the specific class section.|
|Class number / section number||e.g. section 1234 of MUS-A 100. Refers to one specific class section, e.g. the 9:10am section of MUS-A 100|
|Enrollment capacity (Ecap)||The number of available seats in a given course. This may be adjusted prior to and during student registration.|
|Instruction modes||Indicates format of instruction (in person versus online, etc). See other question on this page about instruction modes.|
|Meeting pattern||The time(s), day(s), and room(s) a class meets, e.g. MWF 9:10-10am in M340.|
|Permission||Indicates whether permission by the instructor, department, or neither is required for a student to register for the course. If you are adding permission, please specify whether Instructor Permission or Department Permission.|
|Reserved capacity||Saves a certain number of seats in a class for a certain group of students. Our most common use for this is setting aside a number of seats in upper-level Musicology classes for Musicology majors, and upper-level Theory classes for Theory majors.|
The portion of a semester that a class meets. In fall and spring, could be 16W (full semester), 8W1 (first 8 weeks), 8W2 (second eight weeks). Also includes less-used sessions, such as INT (fall intersession), WNT (winter session).
In summer, many different sessions possible. See summer schedule builds for details.
|Text note||Notes listed on classes for students to see when enrolling. These notes are not able to enforce anything; they are simply information for students to see.|
|Variable Title (VT)||Certain eligible courses may have a different Variable Title for each different class section. For example, MUS-M 502 Composers has different titles depending on which composer each section will focus on. Only available for certain courses.|