(LCC), Timothy Daniels (Library), Jeffrey Donnell (ME), Lynn Fountain (GTRI), Joseph
Hoey (OARS), Maureen Kilroy
(GS&R), Jim Sowell (PHYS).
Tom Horton (GTRI), Don Kang (ISyE), Jane Weyant (CoE).
Saunders, Director, Capitol Planning and Space Management
called the meeting to order at on November 10, 2003.
described the process by which Georgia Tech’s classrooms are scheduled and
alerted the Committee to some space-related challenges that Georgia Tech will
face in the future.The points are
Classroom scheduling requires CPSM to negotiate
extensively with individual departments in order to accommodate room
pre-assignments, competing requests for rooms and times, course
priorities, instructor preferences, and so forth.
Room scheduling is exacerbated by
incorrect/inflated enrollment projections for particular classes, off-sequence
scheduling (scheduling 1 hour classes on Tuesday/Thursday, for example),
pre-assignments of rooms, non-accessible classrooms, and the reluctance of
many faculty members to teach before or after
Classroom size and configuration impacts the
preferences of instructors, increasing competition for updated rooms.
New classrooms will next be added at Georgia Tech
when the Klaus building is completed in three years’ time.This building is slated to have six new classrooms.
Many courses require classroom with special
equipment, and these can complicate the availability of space.GTREP courses that are taught in Atlanta with students in Savannah are examples of such courses.
Georgia Tech’s Freshman class in Fall 2004 will
include 250 more students than did that of Fall 2003.There is concern that these numbers will
strain current classroom resources.
agreed to meet on Monday, December 8 in ERB 114 from to