Glossary of Terms


The following are commonly used terms in the Office of Academic Scheduling.


Academic Calendar: Official listing of important deadlines and dates relative to the term.

Corequisite: Courses that are taken at the same time during a term.

Course Scheduling System (CSS): A web-bsed interface used to communicate and process course scheduling requests.

Enrollment: The number of students in a course.

Instructor Cam: Advanced instructor-facing tracking cameras to stream and record the class.

University Classroom: A classroom that is centrally managed by Academic Scheduling and is designated to meet a broad range of teaching and learning needs to support the entire University community.

Master Course List (MCL): A database which lists all of the courses available to schedule at the University.

Master Course List Change (MCL) Form: The process to make a change to a course that currently exists on the MCL. This form is also known as a Form 29.

Prerequisite: Course(s) a student must complete prior to registering for the current course.

Room Capacity: The maximum number of seats in a classroom.

Schedule "Go Live" Date: The date the Schedule Of Classes will be available to view course offerings for the upcoming term.

Schedule of Classes (SOC): An online list of all courses that will be offered for a term.

Scheduling Grid: Standard periods for when courses will meet in a given term.

Scheduling Window: The time period for departments to submit their schedules in CSS for the upcoming semester.

Tablet Arm Chairs: Student chairs with an attached writing surface.

Tiered: A classroom floor that rises from the front to the back of the room and has steps.


COVID- 19 Course Type Code Definition Reference

(Blank): Courses with no defined time and meeting off-campus and no in person instruction (i.e. thesis, group project, non-instructional, study abroad, etc.) [Further identification pending for groupings that will have a few in person meetings in Newark or off-campus (ex. fieldwork at an off-campus location or independent study meeting in an advisor's office).

01 - Online: Courses historically approved and offered in an online format.

02 - Hybrid: Courses having partial meetings in person and partial meetings online (students participate in virtual learning and in-person learning remotely); or partial meetings offered remote-asynchronously and partial meetings offered remote-synchronously; includes a staggered/alternating schedule.

03 - Remote (Remote Instruction): Courses that have not historically been offered online and may return to in person instruction; has not historically been offered online prior to the pandemic.

04  - Approved In Person (Face-to-Face): Courses that will be having face-to-face course meetings in person on campus or off-campus as a lecture, seminar, lab, studio or recitation that have been approved by their decanal office.