ERIC Number: ED331382
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Class Scheduling: An Opportunity for Innovation.
Stauffer, Gregory L.
This paper addresses the role of college and university class scheduling in meeting the needs of its students. It first discusses the balancing of schedules in order to satisfy not only student needs, but also faculty interests and the administrative concerns relative to facility availability and funding support. Surveys are suggested as a good way of assessing student desires in scheduling. Next, class scheduling is discussed in terms of academic management; several suggestions are presented for managing scheduling conflicts, class size problems, and the proper use of available resources. Scheduling design and facilities usage are then discussed, and an example is given on how to handle facility underutilization and alleviating the physical crunch on classroom facilities at peak times. The final section of the paper examines an area where scheduling design can be especially innovative: weekend programs. Time frames, the types of students who attend, and the advantages and disadvantages of weekend programs are discussed. Contains a 13-item bibliography. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A