Welcome to the Scheduling Office

Waterloo's principles of timetabling

  • Provide a positive academic experience for students by constructing timetables with conflict free core courses and the widest possible selections of elective courses.
  • Support the pedagogical needs of courses and programs.
  • Endeavour to schedule courses so that faculty members can balance their teaching, research, and service activities.
  • Consider the work-life balance of all UW community members: faculty, staff, and students.
  • Foster transparency and collaboration between academic and academic-support units in their timetabling activities.
  • Provide support to academic units in their implementation of timetabling.
  • Promote fair and equitable distribution of instructional times and locations.
  • Reduce the overall time and effort consumed to create a timetable.
  • Promote the effective use of teaching space.

Revised: October 23, 2015

These principles were endorsed by Provost's Advisory Committee for Unversity Timetabling (PACT) on October 2015.

  1. May 1, 2017Newsletter Volume 4 Issue 1

    Updates from the Scheduling Office.

    Newsletter - Volume 4, Issue 1 (pdf)

  2. Feb. 3, 2017Fall 2017 (1179) Scheduling Cycle

    Fall 2017 scheduling cycle was approved and published on February 3, 2017.

    Fall 2017 scheduling cycle (pdf)

  3. Dec. 1, 2016Newsletter Volume 3, Issue 1

    Updates from the Scheduling Office.

    Newsletter Volume 3, Issue 1 (pdf)

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