Except in unusual situations, State-funded nursing courses must have a minimum of 8 students for a clinical section and 10 students for a classroom course. The department chair will make the final decision for class cancellation at least one week prior to the beginning of the quarter. Enrollment data for all nursing courses will be reviewed annually by Deans and Chairs.
Exception to this minimum enrollment policy includes non-State funded courses. Historically under-enrolled courses that are not State-funded will be reviewed annually by Deans and Chairs to identify likely causes and to recommend ways to increase enrollment, modify the course, or to recommend that the course be discontinued.
Summer-funded nursing courses must have a minimum of 8 students for a clinical section and 10 students for a classroom course. If minimum enrollment is not achieved, the department chair will discuss with faculty assigned to teach the under-enrolled course to see if the faculty member is interested in teaching the under-enrolled course at a pro-rated salary. If the faculty member declines the offer, then the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs will cancel the under-enrolled course a minimum of one week prior to the beginning of the quarter.
Revised May 2010
Student and Academic Services Memo No. 29