Currently we have a baseline inventory of 192 General Purpose Classrooms with a total of 10,542 seats Generally we have been able to operate with a loss of 14 - 15 rooms each semester, or about 7-8% of our total inventory offline. Between Summer 2005 – Summer 2007 we will be entering a period of heavy construction impact where our General Purpose Classroom inventory will be consistently below that acceptable loss level.
Construction Impact on General Purpose Classroom Space Currently, over 80% of all classes are scheduled in General Purpose Classrooms. However, that percentage varies when we look at Room Size. For each Room Size, as the percentage changes, so does the potential impact of construction. Spring/Fall Averages Room Size Category Total Number of Classes Number of Classes in General Purpose Classrooms% GPC 1-1924913855% 20-2972148067% 30-3972363788% 40-4958955194% 50-9927622381% 100-19920720298% 200+110 100% Totals:2874234081%
Numbers indicate that the most seats used each semester are in the smaller sized classrooms.
Percentage of Rooms Offline by Room Size Category Room Size Category Total Rooms Per Category Summer 2003Fall 2003 Spring 2004 1-19195.26%0.00% 20-29365.56%0.00% 30-394812.50%8.33% 40-494717.02%10.64%4.26% 50-992123.81%28.57%19.05% 100-199156.67% 0.00% 200+60.00% Over the past academic year, construction has had the greatest impact on the room size categories where we utilize the fewest seats each semester (40-49 & 50-99) and/or where we can best absorb the losses of classrooms because other options are available (30-39).
Looking forward, it appears that impending construction projects will impact the following room size categories most severely: 30-39 (current inventory 49 rooms) 40-49 (current inventory 47 rooms) 100-199 (current inventory 15 rooms) 200+ (current inventory 5 rooms) We must also consider the additional impact of taking entire building(s) offline, which may displace an entire department and its own rooms as well.
Previous periods of construction indicate that we can probably handle the projected losses for the 30-39 & 40-49 ranges. However, it appears that impending construction projects may have the greatest impact on the Room Size categories that can least afford it. 100-199 (current inventory 15 rooms) 200+ (current inventory 5 rooms)
Summer/Fall 2005: –We will lose HM 100 & GR 001 at the same time. (this is 2 out of 3 400+ seat classrooms) –At the same time we will also lose ¼ of our rooms in the 100-199 range, including 3 of the 4 biggest rooms in that category for the summer of 2005. (CO 201:198, MA 209:188, FG 109:183) –Both MA 209 & FG 109 are tentatively scheduled to be back online for Fall 2005 – It is imperative that these 2 rooms be available as scheduled to help absorb the loss of the 200+ size rooms the same semester. It could be very bad if either or both rooms are not available for occupancy as scheduled.
Fall 2006 – Fall 2007: –Newly renovated GR 001 should come back online, however at the same time we lose Venable (entire building) including 3 of its General Purpose classrooms that seat 100 or more. –Although both HM 100 & GR 001 should be back online at this time, both will have significant reductions in the number of seats available. –Beginning in Spring 2006 there will only be a single classroom on campus with more than 400 seats. Moving all of our 400+ classes to a single room (CA 111) could have significant impact.
General Purpose Classroom Inventory for Rooms with at least 100 Seats. Grey/Black indicates Room is offline for construction or demolition. (New Stone Center Auditorium not included)
Classes with Enrollment Greater than 300 over the Last Academic Year CourseSectionLocationRoom CapEnroll.TermTerm Offered ECON010006CA 0111425 308 042Spring SOCI010006CA 0111425 316 042Spring BUSI071001CA 0111425 317 039Fall ECON010007CA 0111425 321 042Spring PSYC010006CA 0111425 331 042Spring PSYC010007CA 0111425 340 039Fall ECON010006CA 0111425 348 039Fall RELI022Combined: 001-002HM 0100442 348 042Spring CHEM011003HM 0100442 360 039Fall POLI041006HM 0100442 362 042Spring ECON010007CA 0111425 365 039Fall BIOL011001HM 0100442 383 039Fall DRAM016001CA 0111425 388 039Fall ECON010008CA 0111425 391 039Fall POLI041006HM 0100442 404 039Fall BIOL011002HM 0100442 411 039Fall ANTH046006HM 0100442 432 039Fall DRAM016001CA 0111425 438 042Spring How close are we to filling the 400+ seat classrooms?
According to the standard weekly schedule, there are 15 time slots available in each classroom. The higher the number of classes taught per room, the greater the impact of losing rooms in that category. As construction impacts our General Purpose Classroom inventory, the number of classes per room will change. Room Size Category Number of General Purpose ClassroomsFallSpring 1-19197.796.95 20-293613.6112.47 30-394813.9411.67 40-494711.4311.60 50-99219.489.10 100-1991512.2711.00 200-399314.0011.67 400+399 400+ (ex GR)213.5 Baseline Number of Classes per Room by Room Size Category, for Fall & Spring
Free Time Slots per Room (out of 15) for 200+ Room Size Category RoomCapacitySpring 2004Fall 2003Spring 2003Fall 2004 VE 02682240101 AR 01212965232 CA 01114250111 GR 000144214 12 HM 01004424231 Total Free Slots:23201917 Free/Total Slots:23/7520/7519/7517/75
Using the data from the previous academic year the following charts project room usage by room size category. These do not account for any potential changes in enrollment or changes in class size priority that may be brought on by the new curriculum in Fall, 2006. These do not include rooms that are not yet part of our inventory (Stone Center, Arts Common, Science Complex, Global Education Center).
Construction Impact on General Purpose Classroom Space Impact on Multi Media Classrooms
Construction Impact on General Purpose Classroom Space - Net Gains & Losses Another unfortunate impact of the construction is that it will bring 34 of our Multimedia classrooms offline in the next few years. We may need to examine more this more closely to see what sort of classroom technology will be available to the campus while these rooms are offline.
Construction Impact on General Purpose Classroom Space Summary & Conclusions
After this period of construction is over, our current General Purpose Classroom Inventory will drop –From 192 to 183 Rooms –From 10,542 to 9,430 Seats –Excluding Stone Center, Arts Common, Science Complex, Global Education Center Permanent Reduction in General Purpose Classroom Space
The current construction schedule indicates that the most difficult period will be the Summer of 2005 through the Summer of 2007. During this time, we will lose up to 29% of our rooms with 100 or more seats each semester. We will also suffer significant losses in the smaller size classroom categories, particularly the 30-39 & 40-49 ranges. It is absolutely critical that construction on Manning and Fetzer finish on time and that they become available, as scheduled, for the Fall of 2005. If either or both projects are not finished on time…. Critical Construction Periods
It is important to note that it is not just the number of classrooms that are offline each semester, but which classrooms are offline and how we use those type of rooms that determines the potential impact of construction. This is why the impact of construction on our larger size room sizes can be more complex. Unfortunately, it appears that future construction will impact the 100+ size rooms, where we can least absorb or afford the loss, the most. We must also remember that during the summer, our larger classrooms are more frequently used by CTOPS, and other summer groups rather than for classes. Construction Impact on Room Size
For the 30-39 & 40-49 ranges: –Use Trailers as Teaching Spaces –Borrow Departmentally Delegated Spaces (Temporarily) –Dont allow Departments to Block Space in these Rooms (Temporarily) –Encourage On-line Classes For the 100+ Ranges: –Borrow Rooms from schools/colleges such as Pharmacy & Social Work (Temporarily) –Use Manning Hall if it is vacated by SILS –Use Space in Union (Great Hall? Auditorium?) Recommendations
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