Glossary of Terms
The following is a list of commonly used terms:
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-based interface used to communicate and process course scheduling requests.
Data Collection Utility (DCU): A web-based application that provides a new and intuitive method for departments to enter and review course information for Fall and Spring semesters.
DCU Component: The CSS equivalent of course mode. Lecture, Recitation, Lab etc.
DCU Delivery: Level in which course time requirements and room restrictions are added.
DCU Pavilion: Equivalent to building, e.g.: Conklin Hall, Hill Hall etc.
Enrollment: The number of students in a course.
Instructor Cam: Advanced instructor-facing tracking cameras to stream and record the class.
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.
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.