Astra Schedule Access
The University of Kentucky is currently using Astra Schedule version 7.5.14. If you need specific scheduling/view access to Astra Schedule, please contact David Timoney with an explanation of what your needs are for the program.
Access Astra Schedule
SAP Course Scheduling Access
To gain access to any of the course scheduling and event planning functions in the GUI and the Portal, you will first need to complete a set of Student Lifecycle Management (SLCM) training courses. Please consult with your department/college SLCM training contact to determine which courses you need to take.
Event Planning Window, Open Lab, and Training Date Information
ZEVPLAN access for Winter and Spring 2018 is currently open until 4:30 PM on Friday, September 1. Information on this schedule building window has been sent to department and college contacts. Open labs will be June 22, July 26, August 14, August 25, August 29, August 31, and September 1, all from 1 PM to 4:30 PM in McVey Hall 203. These labs serve as a great opportunity for department and college schedule builders to work side-by-side with representatives from the Registrar's Office on the Winter and Spring 2018 schedules.
The next SLCM_AD_300 training will take place on Wednesday, August 16, from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM in McVey Hall 204. In order to receive credit for SLCM_AD_300, a training plan that includes this course must be scheduled and approved in advance of the date listed.
Standardized Meeting Pattern Rule
Starting Fall 2017, all 3.0 credit hour course sections that require a centrally-scheduled classroom must follow a standardized meeting pattern. These meeting patterns allow for maximum access to class offerings for students, and they also facilitate the most efficient use of classrooms. With increased enrollment, standardized meeting patterns also allow for more classes to be taught throughout the week.
Access the Senate-endorsed Standard Meeting Pattern rule, which lists all of the recognized standardized meeting patterns to use.
How to Make Changes to the Course Schedule (Pink Sheets)
In order to make any changes to the course schedule, you must submit a pink sheet. The following constitutes as a change to the course schedule:
- Adding a new course section
- Changing the meeting pattern (days met and times) for a course section
- Canceling a course section
Once it has been filled out and signed by the appropriate personnel in your department/college, you can either fax your pink sheet to 257-9200, or email to Ryan Sallee. If you fax your pink sheet, you must provide a contact person.
How to Request a Classroom for your Course Sections
For each semester, department and college event planners must submit classroom requests for any course sections that are to be assigned to a centrally-scheduled classroom. To request a main campus centrally-scheduled classroom for a course section, please contact Ruth Blackburn. For any medical campus centrally-scheduled classroom requests for course sections, please contact Angel Schumacher. Specific instructions detailing this process are also sent to all department/college event planners for each semester’s course scheduling window.
How to Add Course Section Notes
Dates and times of common hour exams and all other course notes that should appear in the online course catalog schedule should be sent to Ryan Sallee. Notes should be submitted in an Excel spreadsheet, a Word document, via email, or by completing and faxing the Special Notes Request Form. Please consider the following when submitting your course section notes:
- Because course notes do not roll from semester to semester, it is important that each department submit all notes that they wish to appear for every course/section in the online course catalog.
- Be aware that notes do not enforce registration restrictions -- they merely serve as reminders to students about the restrictions associated with a course and any booking rules that may be in place for that course/section. Any questions regarding the notes section of the online course catalog should be directed to David Timoney.
It is imperative that an event package ID number (EPID) be submitted for every course note. Any course note submitted without an EPID will not be entered into the system.
How to Enforce Course Prerequisites
If you wish for any prerequisites to be enforced (checked) for your courses at the time of registration, please email David Timoney with those requests before registration begins. Be aware that prerequisites can only be enforced at the course level, and the enforcement must be the same as the University Senate-approved prerequisite that’s listed for each course in the University Bulletin and online course catalog.
How to Enforce Booking Rules
Booking Rules are any major, classification, college, or special restrictions needed for course registration. Although they can be applied at the course or section level, please note that any section that has a booking rule must have an attached section note detailing the restriction. This helps to elminate confusion when students try to register for restricted sections. If any department or college event planner would like access to add booking rules to course sections, please complete the online training course, “SLCM_AD_315 Booking Rules”. Contact your department/college SLCM training plan contact to add this course to your training plan.