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Resource for classroom searches

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The Office of Classroom Management (OCM) has a resource to search for classrooms. The General Purpose Classroom Search allows you to find classrooms that meet your specifications. You can filter by campus, building, capacity, and/or feature. You can also view room details, including capacities, layout, photo, links to campus maps, and room schedule.

Fall 2014 class cancellations

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Remember to cancel classes with no enrollment for fall 2014 (1149). This will ensure the room assignment is released and the class is accurately displayed on the Class Schedule.

Confirm your room assignments for fall semester (1149)

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p>Room assignments for fall 2014 are available on the Class Schedule. Please review assignments for your department to ensure all classes requiring a general purpose classroom have been assigned.

Room assignments are subject to change prior to the start of the term. While this usually only affects a small number of classes, the Office of Classroom Management (OCM) encourages instructors to verify their classroom assignment before the first class meeting.

Room assignments for fall (1149) and spring (1153)

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Room assignments for fall 2014 and spring 2015 are available on the Class Schedule. Please review assignments for your department to ensure all classes requiring a general purpose classroom have been assigned. Contact Scheduling with any questions about general purpose classroom assignments. A couple reminders:

  • The Office of Classroom Management (OCM) only finds a general purpose classrooms for classes with a blank Facility ID in ECS. If the Facility ID field is populated (including a virtual space such as ROOM000TBA), OCM is not actively looking for a classroom for your class.
  • Please encourage instructors to verify their classroom assignment before the first class. While it usually only affects a small number of classes, room assignments are subject to change prior to the start of term.

Spring 2015 (1153) scheduling

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Room assignments for spring 2015 (1153) will be available on the Class Schedule when ECS period 3 opens on May 22. The Scheduling Unit is still working on placing many classes during the busiest times of day and as classes continue to be added to the schedule. Room assignments are subject to change prior to the start of term as we work to accommodate all class activity.

Beginning on May 22, you can make updates to class information (cancel, change, or add). Please note: changes made to meeting times, enrollment capacities, and requested room capacities will result in the loss of the classroom assignment. Please consult with the Scheduling Unit if you are adding classes during peak times to ensure that a room will be available.

Room assignments for summer 2014 (1145)

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General purpose classroom assignments for summer 2014 are available on the One Stop Class Schedule. Review assignments for your department to ensure all classes requiring a general purpose classroom have been assigned a room.

Course Guide retirement

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As part of the Enterprise Systems Upgrade Program (ESUP), it was decided that Course Guide will be retired. The new alternative will allow faculty to include a URL in the Class Notes section of Faculty Center. This URL can link to a course website or other public location where students can access information about the course; this link can be updated at any time during the term by the faculty member or by the department scheduler directly in the Collaborative Class Scheduling pages. You can view a Sneak Peek of the new Faculty Center on the ESUP news blog. Once a link has been created, students will see it in the Class Search results under Class Notes.

Before ESUP goes live, Course Guide will remain available to students. It is important to note, however, that the information included in Course Guide now will not automatically be transferred to Class Notes.

If you have questions regarding the retirement of Course Guide or the new Faculty Center, please contact Director of Academic Records Ingrid Nuttall.

Summer projects impacting classroom availability

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From lighting updates to furniture replacements to technology upgrades, general purpose classrooms and study spaces often receive a refresh during the summer months. Project teams and technicians will be busy this summer working on learning spaces in multiple buildings. To learn more about Office of Classroom Management (OCM) projects, visit the OCM projects web page.

Summer schedule for Scheduling Update

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Scheduling Update will be taking a short break during summer. There will be no regularly scheduled Scheduling Updates in June or July. It will resume again on August 6, running on the first and third Wednesday of the month throughout the academic year.

Scheduling Update live a success

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A live, in-person Scheduling Update was held last week. The session was offered concurrently on East Bank, West Bank, and in Saint Paul. It provided:

  • An overview of what the Enterprise Systems Upgrade Program (ESUP) is
  • A sneak peek at what is changing for schedulers (including specific examples of changes to the schedule of classes)
  • What the new production cycle will look like
  • An overview of the training timeline for schedulers
  • An opportunity to ask questions

If you were unable to attend, a recording of the presentation is available. You can also view the presentation slides.

Individual college-level meetings will be held in the future. Details about these meetings will be included in future issues of Scheduling Update.