Review of Courses with Low Enrollments
Courses with fewer than 12 students are subject to cancellation. Full-time faculty members who have under-enrolled courses that are canceled will be reassigned in that semester or the next semester if possible. Faculty members with temporary or part-time term appointments should refer to Appointment Letter and Type for related information.
Real-time enrollment figures are available each semester in the online course schedule, which can be accessed in myHeliotrope on the faculty/staff portal.
As enrollment figures for each semester develop, the chair or director, along with the dean and assistant dean, will monitor enrollments and notify board-of-study coordinators about courses that are or may be under-enrolled. The dean, in consultation with the chair or director and the assistant dean, will decide whether or not to cancel under-enrolled courses. Cancellation decisions must be promptly conveyed to the Office of the Registrar.
The deans (or, for liberal studies and continuing education, physical education, and study abroad, the directors of those areas) are responsible for making decisions to offer under-enrolled courses. Such decisions, including the justification for each decision, will be communicated to the provost who will, if necessary, review annually with the appropriate dean the unit’s pattern of under-enrolled courses and propose measures to avoid excessive numbers of under-enrolled courses.