On-Air operation of campus radio station KSJS-FM, FCC, equipment, D.J. interview, sports; all activities and processes required for live broadcasting, music, public service and community service programming.
Misc/Lab: Lecture 1 hour /Activity 4 hours.
We withold add codes until semester begins because, if we leave the course open, it fills with freshman desperate for an open course (many have no intention or desire to be on-air). This class feeds our KSJS programming. Therefore it is important to fill it with the next generation of program producers. We have had the discussion regarding adding "register in RTVF 121 concurrently" to the catalog. But we have to take this on a case-by-case basis. Some students will have already taken RTVF 121 twice for credit BEFORE they decide to take RTVF 21 to be an on-air producer. This scheduling strategy was approved by the last three Deans.
RTVF 121 KSJS
This is an upper-division class that can also be taken by lower division students. It is an activity class that meets formally one day a week for an hour. The rest of the class time revolves around work done in various departments at the radio station.
Other Courses that need special scheduling circumstances include:
RTVF 20, 30, 120, 130, 131AB, 132AB, 133, 135, 136.
- You will notice that we have moved courses that meet once per week into (after 3:00 p.m.) evening or night slots.
- We also have “paired” the same scheduling anomalies on alternate days. So, for example, if we have lecture/lab combo on Tuesday, we also scheduled the same scenario for Thursday (or a Monday/Wednesday combo). That way we can use the same classrooms without negatively affecting classroom assignments or student schedules.
- Production courses are technology intensive. Therefore, they tend to contain smaller enrollments (15-20). Consequently we have to schedule more sections to accommodate our student population.
- Half of the class time occurs in our designated (we "own" them) lab spaces. And, therefore, we do not dip into the University's space (classroom) allocations for the full 3 hours of class time. But this ownership is off-again, on-again depending on evolving administrative scheduling strategies/rules.
- We try to get classrooms near the labs because lectures often contain demonstrations that require the students to move back and forth to and from the labs. It is also necessary to be close to the labs in case there are any technical difficulties or equipment failures (to repair the problem or replace the technology being used.
- These courses are not typically offered on Fridays because students need to have access to the labs to do their homework assignments (when classes are not offered). And students have to be available themselves (not be in other courses). So we have scheduled non-conflicting lecture classes on Fridays to free-up the labs for student access.