The Registrar’s Office has reassigned lab and/or conference sections for several students. Please check your class schedule this weekend to see whether it has been affected. If changes were made, they were made for a reason. You must attend your assigned section for now (note: labs do not meet this week), but there is a small chance (described below) that you can change your section again.Students are re-assigned for two reasons:
- To avoid over-enrolling labs (these are capped at 24)
- To avoid overcrowding in conferences (enrollments are equalized across sections)
Unfortunately, these very necessary reassignments must be made without any knowledge of your non-academic schedule. Therefore, you may find that your new schedule is incompatible with a job, a sports team, singing in the choir, and so on. What can you do?
Plan A. I have precious little ability to meet requests for section changes. If you can possibly re-organize your schedule to make your new sections assignments fit, please please please … PLEASE reschedule your other time commitments.
Plan B. If you absolutely cannot reorganize your schedule, there is a small chance that I can help you out. There are a couple of openings in each lab. No openings presently exist in any of the conferences.
On Monday, I will collect the names of all students who absolutely need to change sections along with information about their current section assignment and their desired section. Later that day, I will figure out what I can do about lab requests (note: labs do not meet this week). I will also try to respond to conference requests by asking for “volunteers” who are willing to swap conference sections with students-in-need. Unfortunately, I can make no promises.
Whatever I come up with, please remember that you must attend your assigned section.