Summary of Existing Space Utilization Problems for CLASSROOMS

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Summary of Existing Space Utilization Problems for CLASSROOMS

Item No.: Date: By: Comment Summary:

Classroom Utilization Issues per Registrar and Space Planning Departments--

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Space

Utilization

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Comments

SFC needs to establish priorities

Develop projections for FF&E as related to classroom use

Provide list of space issues to the chair for recommendations to the PBC

Too many classes want to be on prime days and times

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Orientation dates are pre-reserved to ensure their needs are met

Department chairs are allowed to pre-assign rooms for a specific need

Standardized time slots--a few outliers

Smaller capped sections in classrooms

All colleges may not be equally dividing the days/times when classes taught

Enrollment v. actual caps

Rooms or spaces for break-out sections

Hybrid classes are not making full use of classroom space assigned

Some classrooms require special technology, ie., computerized testing

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Restrictions on classroom and conference room space may be prohibitive

Programs block space for use by other departments and colleges

Examples of Specific Space Utilization Reporting Issues for Marieb Hall--

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Some rooms in Marieb Hall are secured rooms in R25, but not in Banner

SUS only reviews "classrooms" and "teaching labs" in the Space Utilization Doc.

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Weekly room hours determine room utilization according to design capacity

Only rooms reported to Banner are being used in the Space Utilization Doc/

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General Comment--

23 3.20.12 Toll

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Banyan

Classrooms Not Being Fully Utilized--

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26 4.11.12

Genson

Genson

Design capacity is being used, not actual capacity per Registrar's room cap

Some room caps will differ each semester due to number of weekly room hours

We are not capturing some rooms because they are not identified as classrooms

FGCU has enough classroom space available thru the fall semester, 2013

Our challenge is to accommodate space to meet the needs of the curriculum

See Summary Info from Sue Snauwaert re: classroom utilization on Fri/Sat

No state funding for new classroom buildings, therefore 3-4 years before we can anticipate a new classroom building on campus

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Possible Impacts:

Budget Space

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Growth

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Recommendations for Better Space Utilizations of Classrooms

Item No.: Date:

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By:

SFC and

Space

Utilization

Priority:*

Comment:

1 Increase utilization of classrooms on Fridays

Fridays (8:00 a.m. to 9:15 p.m.)

No classes scheduled for fall semester, 2012, for (66) of (132) classrooms

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Only (8) classrooms utilized have a utilization of more than 50%

2 Increase utilization of classrooms on Saturdays, however it will increase costs

Saturdays (8:00 a.m. to 9:15 p.m.)

No classes scheduled for fall semester, 2012, for (130) of (132) classrooms

3 Utilize a 3 semester system in lieu of a 2 semester system

Increase amount of distance learning courses

Create hybrid class clearing house for better classroom utilization

Move Orientation events off campus where possible

4 Provide Registrar with more authority and flexibility in assigning classes

Utilize "hoteling" of classroom space for hybrid or one-time classroom use

Move classes meeting only one time to other facilities off campus

In selecting a classroom for a particular course, verify classroom needs v. wants

There is a need to contantly verify that classrooms are being used as specified

Initiate space coding process for compliance with state coding requirements

6 Consider relocating more departments off campus, ie., small business

Assign more classes to other FGCU locations, such the Kapnick Center in Naples

Consider scheduling of hybrid classes to weekends

5 Limit the size of enrollment until additional classrooms are provided

Accelerated/Hybrid courses meeting every week for 8 weeks and then the second 8 weeks a different CRN would utilize that same room

*Priority shown for discussion only. To be reviewed by SFC on May 9, 2012

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