Assign Teaching Space

How instructional classrooms are assigned

The Office of the Registrar is a steward for ensuring that IUPUI manages physical resources in alignment with institutional goals. The office is responsible for effective use of all instructional classrooms, even those scheduled by individual departments.

Your responsibilities

Departments play a role in the scheduling of both registrar-controlled classrooms and departmentally controlled classrooms.

Registrar-controlled classrooms

Many classrooms are scheduled by the registrar. In order to meet campus use expectations in all rooms, it’s critical for departments to provide a complete schedule by the room scheduling deadlines.

A portion of registrar-controlled rooms have established priority assignment agreements for particular departments. Units are given priority only when they meet schedule build timelines and factors such as class size compared to room capacity are considered. This does not give a unit exclusive use or the right to bump another department’s course from a room.

Departmentally controlled classrooms

Some academic units have classrooms they’re responsible for scheduling. Departments must communicate to the registrar the scheduling of those rooms in the distributed schedule of classes.

Departments are expected to assign their space to the fullest extent possible, which may include scheduling space for users outside of the department.

The registrar maintains information about classroom assignments regardless of who controls them, for three important reasons:

  • So university officials know where to find students and faculty in case of emergency
  • So the university can create accurate reports about classroom use
  • So students have classroom information when they register

Prime time

Prime time includes all standard time module offerings scheduled during these times:

  • 10:30–11:45 a.m.
  • Noon–1:15 p.m.
  • 1:30–2:45 p.m.
  • 3–4:15 p.m.

Note that prime time may change based on shifts in classroom demand. The registrar will notify departments if there is a change.

Non–prime time

Non–prime time includes all standard module instruction minutes scheduled during these times:

  • 7:30–8:45 a.m.
  • 9–10:15 a.m.
  • 4:30–5:45 p.m.
  • 6–7:15 p.m.
  • Friday-only classes
  • Weekends
  • Any time off campus at Park 100

Nonstandard times

Classes that are scheduled outside of standard time modules are automatically considered nonstandard. These nonstandard times are extremely difficult to accommodate for classroom assignments. However, sometimes a nonstandard format is necessary based on pedagogical requirements.

The complete rules

This page covers the highlights of IUPUI’s instructional space assignment rules. The full text of the rules follows. (Enforced beginning with fall 2011 schedule build. Approved by the chancellor in October 2010.)