About four years ago, the university initiated a new system of classroom scheduling using the software program OASIS. This program allows departments to see their classroom “footprint” from the previous like-term (i.e., when scheduling for the fall, your footprint will be based on the previous fall term). Identical space needs are carried over from one like-term to the next. If a department stays within its footprint, their classroom requests will be approved by the CAS Deans and their courses will be (almost 100%) guaranteed a classroom. Courses scheduled in departmental or proprietary space will also be approved. Courses scheduled outside of a department’s footprint will be put in the queue for a general classroom space. The deadline to submit fall term classroom requests typically is in mid-January; the deadline for the spring is typically in early August.
All course and schedule information is entered directly online by departments and programs. Course numbers, titles, restrictions, and the like are entered on Albert. Course day(s) and time(s), class capacity, and requests for classroom space are entered in OASIS. Departmental administrators responsible for class scheduling must attend the training session CS 100 PeopleSoft Training: Building the Schedule of Classes. Prior to attending this session, they must be pre-approved by the Assistant Dean James Mazza. Questions regarding course numbers, titles, days and hours, restrictions, and the like may be addressed to Assistant Dean James Mazza (firstname.lastname@example.org). For the handling of instructor information, see below, under ASIS. After the course information is entered, it is published by the Registrar online on Albert, which students can access via NYUHome, as well as via the Office of the Registrar's website. The course information appears about one month before registration appointments for the following semester begin.