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Fall 2011 Space Utilization Presentation
Definitions Kamloops campus only Courses: where, what and how long? Enrolment in courses Trades programs/building excluded Facilities Inventory Systems database Days of the week Time of day Some points to consider…
How well do we: 1) utilize our classroom space? 2) utilize the seats within those classrooms?
Utilization Rates Classroom Utilization Fall 2011 Fall 2009Fall 2010Fall 2011Target 73% 8-hr Day:73%75%73%75% 29% Evening:25%27%29%75% 53% 13-hr Day:51%55%53%75% Seat Utilization Fall 2011 Fall 2009Fall 2010Fall 2011Target 64% 8-hr Day:62%61%64%85% 56% Evening:59%61%56%85% 62% 13-hr Day:62%61%62%85%
A closer look at Seat Utilization Seat Utilization by Division Target 85%
A closer look at Seat Utilization Seat Utilization by Building: over 13-hr day
A closer look at Classroom Utilization Classroom Utilization Rate Building Fall 2009Fall 2010Fall hour day AHT55% 63% Arts & Education69%72%71% Clock Tower83%75%68% International Building71% 74% Old Main75%78%80% Science77%74% House of LearningN/A 32% Total73%75%73% Evenings AHT4% 8% Arts & Education25%27%30% Clock Tower12%16%28% International Building27%32%38% Old Main28% Science17%21%24% House of LearningN/A 4% Total25%27%29% 13-hour day AHT35% 42% Arts & Education51%54%53% Clock Tower55%54%52% International Building52%54%59% Old Main51%57%56% Science54%50%51% House of LearningN/A 20% Total 51%55%53%
A closer look at Arts & Education Building
Which sized classrooms are used most frequently?
Classroom Size vs. Course Enrolment Fall 2009Fall 2010Fall 2011 Less than Target Met Target Less than Target Met Target Less than Target Met Target Small Classrooms ( < 30 seats)56%44%55%45%52%48% Medium Classroom (30-49 seats)46%54%25%75%31%69% Large Classrooms ( > 50 seats)27%73%12%88%26%74% Number of Classrooms Meeting the 75% Target Rate
Classroom Size vs. Course Enrolment Example: Arts & Education Building
Should TRU expand its class sizes?
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) – Student Faculty Interaction – Intimate Environment Canadian University Report (CUR) – Received A’s for the past 5 years – TRU’s Best Kept Secrets Student Opinion on Small Class Sizes
Are classes scheduled evenly over the 5-day week?
Weekly Schedule Classroom Utilization
What is the most popular class start time?
Distribution of Course Start Times Number of courses that start during each hour of the day Class Start Times
In which building is the majority of each faculty’s classes scheduled?
Distribution of Courses by Building
Given current space constraints, how much room is there for growth at TRU?
Projection of FTE Growth 1 FTE = 15 seat hours per week Available FTEs = Total Seat Hours Per Week Available 15 Seat Hours Per Week FTE growth calculations based on non-dedicated classrooms only Time used by the Ad-Hoc bookings and Continuing Education bookings have been taken into consideration when calculating FTE growth based on classroom utilization Ad-Hoc bookings are classroom bookings that are not regularly scheduled
Scenario 1: the 8-hour day TRU could grow 1,790 FTEs without expanding current space This number is based on the following assumptions: 1.All non-dedicated classrooms reach at least a 75% utilization rate 301 FTEs 2.We reach 85% seat occupancy within booked classrooms 1,489 FTEs 3.We achieve the above goals for the entire 8-hour day
Scenario 2: the 13-hour day TRU could grow 3,379 FTEs without expanding current space This number is based on the following assumptions: 1.All non-dedicated classrooms reach at least a 75% utilization rate 1,599 FTEs 2.We reach 85% seat occupancy within booked classrooms 1,780 FTEs 3.We achieve the above goals for the entire 13-hour day
Projection of FTE Growth To actually be able to grow this many FTEs, the following must occur: 1.TRU must increase the utilization of classrooms during the evenings 2.TRU must increase the utilization of classrooms on Fridays 3.Close the gap between classroom size and course enrolment 4.Consider a software assisted scheduling process that would allow for optimization of instructional space
Proposed Policy Baseline 26% of TRU’s courses that were scheduled in Fall 2011 meet the newly proposed scheduling policy Classes scheduled M/W/F lasting 1 hr Classes scheduled T/Th lasting 1.5 hrs Classes scheduled M-F after 2:30pm lasting 3 hrs
Distribution of classes by department scheduled during peak times (8:30am to 2:30pm) Proposed Policy Baseline
Thank You! Questions? The full report is available upon request Institutional Planning & Analysis: Stephanie Westendorp Matt Kennedy Dorys Crespin-Mueller