Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2011 13:42:47 -0400
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From: Patricia Redden <predden**At_Symbol_Here**SPC.EDU>
Subject: Re: max enrollment in instructional labs
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We have also gone with the ACS recommendation, working with 24 to
allow pairing, for general and organic labs.  Our labs are set up to
allow for that number, with each pair of organic students having both
table space and a hood while gen chem students share a hood between 2
pair.  I would love to cut organic down but don't have the personnel
to teach it.  Our upper division courses have small enrollments, so
they're no problem.

Pat Redden
St. Peter's College
Jersey City, NJ

On Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 11:23 AM, Steehler, Gail  wrot
> What policies or guidelines do universities use to set enrollment caps on
 instructional labs? =A0Our Chemistry Department caps lab sections at 24 in
 lower level courses. =A0I believe we have used safety as the justification
, but could not find the source of that specific number. =A0Some of our lab
 courses have lower caps due to specifics of equipment, techniques, or spac
e. =A0I have a program that wants to justify lower caps for instructional l
abs. =A0I need some sense of what is standard or what criteria we might use
> Gail Steehler
> Roanoke College
> gsteehle**At_Symbol_Here**

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