All academic classes are pulled into the room scheduling software to allow for accurate and efficient use of college facilities. This page will provide information on some of the procedures/issues that may arise with these classes.
Courses are scheduled by Academic Departments in the BANNER SIS system. The courses will be pulled into R25 around the time of the deadline for input of the term's courses.
Those classes which are scheduled without a room assigned will come across to R25 showing that need. A couple weeks after the entry deadline, these courses will be assigned space - this space will be communicated to the department for approval and entry into BANNER.
For sections to be added after the intial deadline and after homeless classes have been assgined, the academic scheduler would be glad to investigate available space so that departments can add classes as needed.
Multiple meeting patterns:
Courses that meet in one room one day and another one another day (normal for CAI classes) should reflect this schedule in BANNER. This is accomplished through the use of multiple meeting pattern lines in BANNER. This process can also allow for different schedules at different points of the term. Details can be found in the academic scheduling information available to all those involved in the entry of classes.
Room changes should always be cleared with the Academic Scheduler before being entered in BANNER. This will allow for ensuring there are no conflicts. Academic classes will always have precendence for classroom spaces.
Changes after classes begin may involve the entry of multiple meeting patterns for the course in order to accurately reflect the location of the course at any point in the term.
Due to the flexibility of R25, final exams are now scheduled for all classes having them (any course for 3 credit hours or greater) in the system. This is completed a few weeks into the term to allow for cancellations and adjustments to be made since the exam scheduling process is an independent process.
Academic classes will always have priority in classroom spaces at the college. Due to this fact, non-academic events will not be scheduled in classroom spaces until after classes begin. The majority of spaces will be held until after the scheduling of final exams is complete. For dates that fall in the first half of the term, this will normally be the third week of classes. For dates in the second half, this will normally be the sixth week of classes.
Some specialized spaces (lab rooms and other special purpose rooms) will not be available for non-academic events.
At any time, based on the need of academic classes, non-academic events scheduled in classroom spaces may be moved to accommodate academic class changes.