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Classroom utilization

Course sections are scheduled in classrooms, labs, auditoria, and other rooms across campus. 

In considering classroom use we look at course sections, rooms and their characteristics, and measures of instructional activity in rooms.  Major measures for rooms include number of sections and hours per week scheduled, average enrollment and percentage of seats occupied while scheduled, and two use indices, one for classroom space use, one for seat use.   

Major characteristics of rooms include size in square feet, number of seats available, whether in a general fund or auxiliary building (e.g., residence hall), whether centrally scheduled by the Registrar's office or not, special equipment, etc.

Over 80% of course sections and 90% of enrollments are in over 250 rooms scheduled for 20 or more hours of instruction per week.  These rooms are the focus of the analysis.  For discussion and detail see the narrative and listing.  The listings present rooms with 20 or more hours of scheduled instruction per week, with room characteristics and measures.  The narratives present overall results, definitions, policies, and discussion.

Fall 2009: Narrative (pdf) / Excel listing

Fall 2007: Narrative (pdf) / Excel listing

Fall 2006: Narrative (pdf) / Excel listing. Caution: Methods changes mean fall '06 and fall '07 results are not directly comparable. 



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