Boulder Faculty Assembly
Proposed Resolution of the BFA Regarding Classroom Scheduling
Submitted by: BFA Academic Technology Committee
Whereas, there is a severe shortage of "smart" classrooms and high-tech-equipped classrooms on campus, and
Whereas, many faculty currently desire to use such classrooms for their teaching, but are unable to do so due to scheduling of classrooms which often favors proximity of classrooms to faculty offices and a desire of faculty to teach in the buildings where they work over technology-based need,
The BFA hereby resolves that in cases of conflict, the needs for use of academic, instructional technologies should take precedence over geographic proximity in determining the scheduling of classrooms on the CU-Boulder campus. This resolution recognizes that such a scheduling principle may need to include compromises to maximize the use of classrooms of the appropriate size for a given course, so as to avoid scheduling small, tech-intensive courses into very large, smart classrooms.
The BFA also resolves that efforts should be made to either increase
the number of such smart classrooms, or to provide more and improved
mobile technology labs for the use of faculty.