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