9.2 Setting Dynamic Class Date Rules

Purpose: Use this document as a reference for creating a Dynamic Class Date Rule in ctcLink.

Audience: Curriculum staff

Dynamic Class Date Rules are used to generate important enrollment-related dates for classes scheduled in the Dynamic and Open Entry/Exit sessions. Note - Dynamic Class Rules do not affect refunding. Refunding rules are configured in Student Financials.

Dynamic Class Date Rule

Navigation:  NavBar > Navigator > Curriculum Management > Dynamic Dates > Dynamic Class Dates Table

  1. The Dynamic Class Dates Table search page displays.
  2. Select Add a New Value.
Dynamic Class Dates Table Find an Existing Value tab
  1. The Add a New Value tab displays.
  2. Academic Institution: Enter your college code.
  3. Dynamic Class Date Rule: Enter the desired name for this rule. (10 char. max)
  4. Select Add.
Dynamic Class Dates Table Add a New Value tab
  1. The Dynamic Class Dates page displays.  Use it to describe the rule.
  2. Effective Date: Use 01/01/1901.
  3. Status: Leave as the defaulted 'Active'.
  4. Description: Input a desired description. (30 char. max)
  5. Short Description: Input a desired short description (10 char. max)
  6. Use for OEE: Check this box only if the rule will be applied to Open Entry/Exit classes.

What are Dynamic Dated Classes?

There are two kinds of Dynamic Date Rules: DYN and OEE. An OEE rule is a Dynamic Date Rule for which the “Use for OEE” box is checked. Classes in the DYN session follow whichever standard Dynamic Date Rule you have applied to that class. Classes in the OEE session follow whichever OEE Dynamic Date Rule you have applied to that class. Regardless of type, a Dynamic Class Date Rule allows you to set dates, including start and end dates and deadlines for Drop, Withdraw and Census, that deviate from the regular session.

What’s the difference between OEE and DYN?

Classes in the DYN session apply to the entire class and calculated dates affect all enrolled students. In the OEE session, you apply a Dynamic Date Rule with the “Use for OEE” box checked. Classes in the OEE session allow you to apply a student-specific start date and dates, including end date, are calculated at a student level which means variance from student to student enrolled in the same class. For a DYN class, only the class dates vary. For an OEE class, the dates that apply to the student vary.

How is the Census Date calculated?

For Standard DYN, the census date is based on the length of the class and is the 20% point of the instructional days of the class.For OEE, census date is the last class day of the class or last day of the term, whichever comes first. It is critical you follow the correct Census Date format (see below) to ensure that your FTE count correctly.

  1. Establish rules.

NOTE:  These values apply to enrollment transactions performed by students and staff.

Date/Deadlines:

Date/Deadline
Explanation
First Date to Enroll
First date a student can enroll.
*Not entered when Use for OEE is checked.
Last Date to Enroll
Last day a student can enroll.
*Not entered when Use for OEE is checked.
Last Wait List Date
The last day  a student can be placed on open waitlist. This value cannot be set to 9999.
*Not entered when Use for OEE is checked.
Last Date to Drop
The last day a student can drop a dynamic dated class, regardless of penalty grade.
Drop Action Dates
The enrollment engine uses these dates when a student drops dynamic dated classes from their schedule via Student Center or when a staff member performs a drop.
Delete Factor: Use 9999
Retain Factor: The last day on which a student can be dropped without the class appearing on their transcript or receiving a penalty grade.
Penalty Factor: The last day on which a student can be dropped from a class with a “W” penalty grade.
Penalty2 Factor: Use 9999
Cancel & Withdrawal Dates
The Enrollment Cancellation (drop for non-payment) and Session Withdrawal processes use these dates.
Cancel Factor: Drop for non-payment deadline.
WD w/o Penalty: This value should be the same as the Drop Action Retain Factor.
WD w/Penalty: This value should be the same as the Drop Action Penalty Factor.
Class End Date
 Use for OEE.
Fully Graded Date
The day a student is considered fully graded. This date is used for Financial Aid purposes.
Lapse Start Date
Related to the grade lapse (incomplete grade) process.
Sixty Percent Point in Time
This value is informational only but is required. Use the following:
Rule: B – Point Between Class Start-End
Rounding Scheme: M – Basis Day
Factor: 0.600
Census Date
To make sure your FTE count correctly, your Census Date must conform to these settings.
DYN -- Use B for Role, for Rounding Scheme, and 0.20 for Factor
OEE – Check Use for OEE at the top and for Role, for Rounding Scheme, and 0 for Factor

Rules: establishes the basis on which your rule begins to calculate dates

NOTE: The Rules available are dependent on the type of date/deadline.

Rule
Description
Explanation
B
Point Between Class Start-End
Use this rule when the calculation is based on a percentage of calendar days between the start and end of a class.
E
Days before/after Class End
Use this rule when the calculation is based on number of calendar days before or after a class has ended.
H
Percentage of Class Hours
Use this rule when the calculation is based on a percentage of class meeting hours rather than days.
M
Percentage of Class Meetings
Use this rule when the calculation is based on a percentage of class meetings rather than calendar days.
N
Number of Class Meetings
Use this rule when the calculation is based on number of class meetings before or after a class has begun.
S
Days before/after Class Start
Use this rule when the calculation is based on number of calendar days before or after a class has begun.

Rounding Schemes: allow you to round the date/deadline up or down

NOTE: The Rounding Schemes available are dependent on the Rule selected

The PeopleSoft week runs Monday - Friday.

Rounding Scheme
Description
Explanation
BW
Beginning of Week
Monday
EN
End of Next Week
Following Friday
EW
End of Week
Friday
FW
First Meeting of Week
First class meeting day of week
LW
Last Meeting of Week
Last class meeting day of week
M
Basis Day


ND
Next Day
Next calendar day
NM
Next Meeting Day
Next class meeting day
NW
Beginning of Next Week
Following Monday
PD
Previous Day
Previous calendar day
PM
Previous Meeting Day
Previous instructional day

Factors:

Value
Explanation
9999
Excludes the rule from being calculated. Date/deadline defaults to applicable Term/Session or Academic Calendar values.
Decimal
Percentage
Whole Number
Number of days
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