Affirming 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
We celebrate opportunities for students to participate in co-curricular learning opportunities such as athletics, music and theater, evening convocations, and student organizations. We also have many students who need time for work-study jobs. Consequently, it’s a long-standing convention at Redlands to avoid scheduling classes from 4:00-6:00 p.m. M-Friday, and on Tuesday evenings. Mandatory class sessions, exams, quizzes, study sessions and other assignments should not be required during this time slots.
Exceptions to this agreement should be rare; please contact the Dean’s Office to discuss a need to schedule a class outside the preferred times on our grid. Thank you for your support of valuable co-curricular learning for our students.
If faculty require field trips/field work for their courses that may conflict with this time slot, they should indicate that expectation on their syllabi at the beginning of the semester. Student athletes, in particular, as well as others with potential conflicts can then decide whether or not to take the class. Faculty should not require mandatory field trips that may conflict with other courses, student employment, or responsibilities a student cannot change. Faculty members may need to develop alternatives for students who cannot attend a field trip.
On their part, students should also be clear with faculty about any obligations, including athletic competitions, which may pose conflicts for them. If problems arise with student athletes, please do not hesitate to contact the relevant coach, Director of Physical Education and Athletics Jeff Martinez, or the Dean’s Office.