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Understanding Friday/Saturday FTES Percentage Calculations

Sections on this page: Friday/Saturday Classes » Online Classes » Hybrid Classes » Off-Campus Classes » Formula to Calculate FTES

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FTES Scenarios: Advice from Academic Resources

Colleges must plan to schedule at least 15% of their total course offerings (measured by FTES generation) on Fridays, Saturdays, or with Friday-Saturday combinations. The SOC Worksheet template (http://www.csun.edu/academic.resources/) is used to calculate the FTES percentage from Friday and/or Saturday classes.

In the columns labeled FTES Fx for F/S Meeting and/or the FTES Fx for F/S/OL/HY/OFFCAM Meeting (highlighted in green), each class receives a factor of 1, 0, or a prorated fraction depending on the meeting pattern.  This factor is then multiplied by the FTES generated by the section and is calculated in the F/S FTES columns.

Friday/Saturday (FS) Classes

1. Classes on Friday, Saturday or Sunday receive a factor of 1.0 in the FTES Fx column.

Example A below: Class Nbr 10059, F 900-1350, generated 6.9 FTES x 1.0 FTES Fx = 6.9 FTES credited towards the F/S FTES requirement.

Example 1: Grid of a Friday or Saturday course with 6.9 FTES credit.

2. Classes on multiple days including Friday or Saturday receive a prorated factor of 1.0 in the FTES Fx column.For example, a two day class on WF receives (1 FTES ÷ 2 days = 0.50 FTES Fx)

Example B below: Class Nbr 14333, WF 1400-1450, generated 0.3 FTES x 0.50 FTES Fx = 0.2 FTES credited towards the F/S FTES requirement.

Example 2: Grid of a Friday or Saturday course with a 0.2 FTES credit.

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Online (OL) Classes

3. Online classes on Friday or Saturday receive a factor of 1.0 in the FTES Fx column only if they are synchronous classes (i.e. meets at a specific day and time).  Asynchronous online classes are not factored in at all.

Example 3: Grid of a Friday or Saturday online course with FTES credit.

4. Online classes (not on Friday or Saturday) receive a factor of 1.0 inthe FTES Fx for F/S/OL/HY/OFFCAM column.

Example 4: Grid not a Friday or Saturday online course with FTES credit.

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Hybrid (HY) Classes

5. Hybrid classes on Friday or Saturday receive a factor of 1.0 in the FTES Fx column for the in-class component of the course; and a factor of 1.0 in the FTES Fx for F/S/OL/HY/OFFCAM column for the online component of the course.

Example 5: Grid of a hybrid course on a Friday or Saturday.

6. Hybrid classes sharing a space receive a factor of 1.0 in the FTES Fx for F/S/OL/HY/OFFCAM column for the online and in-class components of the course.

Example 6: Grid of a hybrid course sharing space.

7. Hybrid classes (not on Friday or Saturday) or (not sharing a space) receive a factor of 1.0 in the FTES Fx for F/S/OL/HY/OFFCAM column for the online component of the course.

Example 7: Grid of a hybrid course not FS and not sharing space.

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Off-Campus (OFFCAM) Classes

8. Off-Campus classes on Friday or Saturday receive a factor of 1.0 in each FTES Fx column.

Example 8: Grid of an off-campus course scheduled on a Friday or Saturday.

9. Off-Campus classes (not on Friday or Saturday) receive a factor of 1.0 inthe FTES Fx for F/S/OL/HY/OFFCAM column.

Example 9: Grid of an off-campus course not scheduled on a Friday or Saturday.

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Percentage FTES Calculation

Each College may complete the following steps in order to calculate the percentage FTES generated on Friday/Saturday meetings and Friday/Saturday/Online/Hybrid/Off-Campus meetings:

Complete each step for C1 – C6 courses only

Example 10: shows all course categories FTES calculation.

Step 1 – Sum: Add the FTES in each of the columns for FTES Current, F/S FTES Current and F/S/OL/HY/OFFCAM Current

FTES Current = 65.9

F/S FTES Current = 41.5

F/S/OL/HY/OFFCAM Current = 64.0

Step 2 – Divide: F/S FTES Current ÷ FTES Current = % F/S FTES

Example: 41.5 ÷ 65.9 = 0.63 becomes 63% F/S FTES

Step 3 – Divide: F/S/OL/HY/OFFCAM Current ÷ FTES Current = % F/S/OL/HY/OFFCAM FTES

Example: 64.0 ÷ 65.9 = 0.97 becomes 97% F/S/OL/HY/OFFCAM FTES 

 

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