Course Sharing at UMSL
The University of Missouri - St. Louis offers many shared courses with the other UM System campuses, however, courses must be approved for sharing prior to offering them on the schedule of classes. Below is the link to the proposal template and course sharing best practices.
Shared courses should be communicated to the Registrar's Office when the schedule is being built for the term. Below is a helpful matrix to show what the optimal process looks like.
The Course Sharing Attribute (primary or secondary) should be listed on the course via CourseLeaf Section Scheduler (CLSS) by your departmental scheduler. Directions on how to do that can be found here.
Below is more helpful information about shared courses:
- The Registrar’s Office cannot link a course across terms.
- A course must have an approved proposal in order to be linked.
- To make the linking process more efficient please send to the Registrar’s Office:
- Both course numbers and titles
- The instructor information (for both sections)
- Any special topics that should be listed on the course (s)
- If you do not see your course, or see a course that is listed with incorrect information, contact your Registrar’s Office (email@example.com) immediately.
Faculty Load and Course Sharing
Primary Shared Courses:
Instructors of primary shared courses, those courses coded with a course attribute value of “UM Shared Course-Primary” and taught by faculty here at UMSL, should be given the role of Primary Instructor on the course in CourseLeaf Section Scheduler (CLSS).
Secondary Shared Courses:
Instructors of secondary shared courses, those courses coded with a course attribute value of “UM Shared Course-Secondary” and taught by another campus, should be given the role of Secondary Instructor on the course in CourseLeaf Section Scheduler (CLSS). These are the only courses where a Secondary Instructor can be listed without also having a Primary Instructor listed on the course.
Questions? Contact The Scheduling Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.