Size of Classes

Scope: Who is Covered by this Policy?

Instructional Staff


The maximum size of each class section is fixed by the department chair with the approval of the dean of the appropriate academic division and Provost and is based on the optimum size for effective teaching and the capacity of available classrooms. After a section or course is closed, only the department chair has the authority to add students to it, and only after he or she has first ascertained from the Office of the University Registrar that a classroom is available.

Related Form(s)

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Additional Resources and Procedures

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Policy Administration

Next Review Date


Responsible Officers

  • Academic Department Chairs
  • Deans
  • Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Legal Authority

Not Applicable.

Compliance Policy


Recent Revision History


Reference ID(s)

  • MUPIM 10.2
  • OAC 3339-10-02

Reviewing Bodies

  • Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Miami University Senate