Academics

The Ad Astra Report Review Committee has been working on developing a process to implement the following recommendations:

  • Centralizing scheduling/inventory of ‘departmentally-owned’ classrooms
  • Improving the efficiency of UI classroom utilization and ‘seat fill’
  • Limiting ‘off grid’ scheduling (classes outside standard class times)
  • Creating a schedule refinement team to better match enrollment needs with appropriate and available classroom space

The committee has inventoried departmentally-scheduled classroom space and is currently reviewing those classrooms, with input from departments. Each room will be evaluated to assess technology needs and determine possible inclusion in the General Assignment Classroom (GAC) pool. Next steps include developing a communication plan around anticipated changes, establishing a schedule refinement team and evaluating GAC scheduling policies to enhance classroom utilization and scheduling.