Submit your 2022-23 schedules by March 31st, 2022

From: Academic Deans <>
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 4:14 PM
To: All Faculty <>
Subject: 22-23 Scheduling — due 3/31/22

Dear faculty colleagues, 

Firstly, please submit your schedules (to Schedule Evergreen) for fall, winter, spring 22-23 by March 31st, 2022.  I know that this date will come up sooner than we think, and thank you for your understanding. Requests submitted by the deadline will be scheduled first. Requests submitted after will be scheduled on a first come first served basis.

The guidance for scheduling space for Olympia programs and courses will largely be very similar to pre-Covid times (, recognizing that we are seeking to offer as many in-person learning opportunities for students as possible. We are providing some guidance toward making more consistent times for day-time courses and consolidating teaching spaces (to save money on building costs).  

Schedule requests will be handled following the prioritization protocol described in the attached “Prioritization Order 22-23 scheduling” document—and below are the salient (or new) points. 

  • Programs and Courses: For 16-credit programs, there are no restrictions other than (as before COVID) avoiding governance time (M 3-5pm, W 1-5pm) 
  • Please schedule 4-credit Day-time courses T&Th 8-10am, or T&Th 3-5pm, or F 1-5pm. 
  • If you have a variable credit option in your 16-credit program, please avoid as many of the 4-credit Day-time course blocks as you can, and please consider coordinating with faculty offering courses your students may be interested in. 
  • We are seeking to consolidate space. Beyond what was previously considered in prioritization, offerings that have class only in the “morning” (8am to 1pm), only in the “afternoon” (1pm to 5pm), or only in the evening (typically 6-10 pm, but check with Steff Beck with questions) – (Eg. please consider avoiding scheduling regular class rooms through the middle of the day on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays—scheduling regular classrooms and special spaces [labs, studios, etc.] is ok) 

Importantly, faculty of programs with 1st year seats have been informed that the Greener Foundations time blocks will be M 1-3pm, T 1-3pm, and Th 10-12 noon (based on results of a faculty survey)—and please follow the directions provided in a previous email about how to provide this information in your schedule.

Thank you all and best wishes, 

Abir Biswas 

Abir Biswas (he/him)
Interim Academic Dean
Member of the Faculty
The Evergreen State College

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