Effective Winter/Spring 2017
"SWAP A CLASS FEATURE ADDED TO CORSAIR CONNECT (added Jan. 20, 2017)
- The added "swap a class" function allows students to "swap" (switch) a class currently enrolled in for another class (does not have to be the same course number). Swapping allows you to add and drop the two classes at the same time.
- All requirements for the new course will be enforced when the swap is attempted, including prerequisites, time conflicts, and maximum unit limitations.
- Why is this useful? Because s you no longer have to drop yourself from the first class to try to add yourself to the second one, only to discover someone else took the seat moments before you, and then find out someone took your seat in the first class!
RE-ENROLLMENT IN COURSE WITH FAILING MIDTERM PLACEMENT
Students may now re-enroll in the same prerequisite-enforced class (one that has a midterm placement roster) in a future term if they have earned a failing midterm placement “grade,” while still enrolled in the class. This enrollment is subject to all course repetition limitations.
Once final grades are available, students who were allowed to re-enroll in the same class based on a failing midterm placement, but who then passed the class, will be identified and automatically dropped from the re-enrolled class section.
RE-ENROLLMENT IN COURSE BASED ON A “W” EARNED IN THE CURRENT TERM
Students may now re-enroll in a class from which they officially withdrew (or were dropped from the instructor) despite the term not having officially ended. This enrollment is subject to all course repetition limitations.
Example: Student is enrolled in Film 1 but drops on Week 8, thus “earning” a “W.” Student will be able to re-enroll in this class in Winter or Spring during the enrollment priority cycle (i.e., December).
CHANGES TO CLASS WAIT POOL/WAIT LIST
- The wait pool will be replaced with the OPEN SEAT NOTIFICATION LIST described below.
- Students interested in adding themselves to a class “wait list” (the prioritized list instructors get at the beginning of the term) will be able to do so starting two (2) weeks before the start of a term. This wait list will continue to be capped as has been the practice for the past few years. The wait list will continue to be ordered in chronological order: the name of the student joining the list the earliest will be included at the top (#1).
- Students will be able to join any wait list, subject to any course/section eligibility requirements (e.g., prerequisites, time conflicts).
- Since there will not be a “wait pool” from now on, students do not need to confirm their spot on the “wait list.” The wait list will be updated as students enroll in the class or remove themselves from the wait list.
- Students will be able to see their position in the wait list (“Wait List Rank”) in Corsair Connect.
OPEN SEAT NOTIFICATION LIST
- Instead of adding themselves to a “wait pool,” students may now join the OPEN SEAT NOTIFICATION LIST for a class section as soon as the section closes. They will be able to do so from their Corsair Connect portal.
- The notification list will have the same eligibility requirements/validations and “open seat alert” email notification functionality as the “old” Class Wait Pool.
- The notification list will not be capped. All students in the notification list will receive an email alerting them of an open seat. Being in a notification list does not guarantee an actual seat to anyone. Enrollment for the open seat is on a “first come, first to enroll” basis.
- The class open seat notification list will be made available to students until the “Wait List” option is activated (2 weeks before the start of the term).
- Students interested in joining the “Wait list” must do so directly through Corsair Connect once it becomes available two weeks before the start of the term. Students will not be moved from the notification list to the wait list.
- Students may remove themselves from the notification list at any time through their Corsair Connect account.
REQUEST A NEW CLASS SECTION
- Domestic students will now have the option to request that a new section for a given course be created. This option has been available to full-time F1 students.
- Students will request the class by course name and preferred schedule (morning, afternoon, evening, no preference).
- There will be no validations when requesting for a class. But the student must be eligible to enroll for the term in order to see the Request a Class option.
- Students will be allowed to request up to 4 courses per term.
NOTIFICATION OF NEW SECTION CREATED TO STUDENTS IN NOTIFICATION LIST, WAIT LIST, AND REQUEST A CLASS SECTION LIST
- Academic Affairs will have the ability to email students in the Open Seat Notification List, Wait List, and Request a Class Section list whenever a new section for a given course is created. The email’s purpose is simply to alert them that the new section was created.
- COMPASS Ceases to Operate / ACCUPLACER Math Replaces COMPASS
- COMPASS will be available for testing through November 30th.
- Starting December 1st, the College will switch to ACCUPLACER Math, which consists of Arithmetic, Algebra, and College Level Math.
Every student will start with the Algebra test and will place there, or be routed down or up to the other tests to determine a final placement.
The Assessment website will be updated with this information as soon as final cut scores for Accuplacer are derived, (probably by November 15).
- The expiration of COMPASS math test scores has been extended from 1 to 2 years.
- Math waivers have been extended from 1 to 2 years for “Waiver Reason” = “Other College Assessment” and “Math Assessment Waiver.”
- Other waivers are already set to expire after 2 years (e.g., Other College Coursework), or in the case of multiple measures, 3 years.
- CCCAssess—aka, Common Assessment
- Still no word from the Common Assessment Initiative leadership or from the Chancellor’s Office on when CCCAssess will be available for placement.