The Office of the University Registrar oversees the use of 95 campus classrooms and lecture halls. Most classroom assignments are made through the use of an automated scheduler. While departments have assigned "building preferences" that are taken into consideration through the scheduling process, sections will be scheduled into "overflow buildings" when the building capacities have been reached. Most room assignments are not fixed, and, as such, will vary from semester to semester. Once all classroom assignments for a term have been finalized, departments can use 25Live to explore additional, available space.
Classroom usage is at 100% between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and from 9:25 a.m. to as late as 4:20 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Often, there are too few classrooms to accommodate the demand during these times and too few classrooms in each building to accommodate all departments housed in that building. As a result, class sections are scheduled into buildings and rooms outside of the schools' home offices.
Students' room assignments are designated on their class schedules. Faculty room assignments are included as part of Banner Self-Service's Schedule Detail. Classes should meet in the classroom that is reflected in the Schedule of Classes and should not move to another room simply because it appears to be unscheduled. While it is permitted to rearrange seating for a class meeting, it should be restored to its original configuration when the class is over. It is not permitted to remove furniture from classrooms.
The Office of the University Registrar does not manage or schedule the CTS computer labs. Please use this link for information on the computer labs.
Technology in the Classroom
All technology in all academic space is managed and maintained by the Media Services and Distribution Center. As of the 2013-2014 academic year, all University Registrar-controlled classrooms that seat more than 16 students are equipped with the University's standard technology which includes a Windows computer and video projector, DVD player, audio speakers, and laptop inputs. Rooms seating 16 or fewer students are equipped with projection systems, audio speakers, and laptop inputs. (Only a University-issued laptop may be used to connect to the Internet in the classrooms.) All University Registrar-managed classrooms have WiFi.
Effective Fall 2014, two classrooms have been designated as FlexTech (Flexible/Technology) spaces-442 Fisher Hall (room capacity of 42) and 308 Rockwell Hall (room capacity of 40). These rooms are being redesigned as collaborative teaching and learning spaces. They will be furnished with tables and chairs configured to allow students to work in groups. While faculty will have the option to conduct an instructor-led session, there is no "front-of-the-room," as these spaces are designed for collaborative, problem-based experiences.
Room 442 in Fisher Hall will have fixed tables and moveable chairs for students, and each of the 7 tables will have a dedicated computer and wall-mounted, flat-screen monitor for shared use. There will be a separate, dedicated computer for instructor use, the image for which can be displayed on the groups' flat-screen monitors.
Room 308 in Rockwell Hall is furnished with 8 sets of moveable tables and chairs along with 6 wall-mounted, flat-screen monitors and two mobile monitors. The room also contains a Mondo pad for instructor use. The Mondo pad images may also be viewed on all group monitors.
Requests for the use of either 442 Fisher or 308 Rockwell are handled during the development of the Schedule of Classes for each term. Room requests for the FlexTech rooms are to be indicated on the Class Schedule proofs and are not guaranteed. 25Live can be used to search for room availability after room assignments have been completed for a term.
Reserving Classroom Space
25Live is a campus-wide system used to reserve shared space on our main campus. All requests to reserve University Registrar-controlled classroom space must be submitted using 25Live. Reservation requests for classrooms will be processed after each semester's classes have been scheduled into the rooms.
No classroom or lecture hall may be used for any event other than a final exam during Final Exam Week.
If you have a question, suggestion, or problem related to a classroom, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.