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.

Review Procedure

As enrollment figures for each semester develop, the Directors will monitor enrollments and notify the department Chairs about courses that are or may be under-enrolled. The Director will decide whether or not to cancel under-enrolled courses. Cancellation decisions must be promptly conveyed to the Office of the Registrar.

The Directors 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 school/conservatory Director the unit’s pattern of under-enrolled courses and propose measures to avoid excessive numbers of under-enrolled courses.