The College Associate Deans agree on the room allocations during the pre-scheduling part of the schedule build. Half of the available rooms (43) are released for regular puzzling assignments. In Spring, CHABSS gets 23 rooms, CoBA gets 5, CEHHS gets 4, and CSTEM gets 11. In Fall, CSTEM gives one room to UGS. Regular puzzling does NOT require approval and can be entered directly.
During schedule build, departments can competition puzzle other non-assigned spaces as long as they follow the puzzling guidelines and are in competition for the space if another department also tries to puzzle the room. Competition puzzles need to be submitted to Academic Scheduling by noon on the Wedesday before the end of Schedule Build.
The room characteristic of the space, must match the space requirement of the majority of classes scheduled in a puzzled room. If a computer lab is being puzzled, then the majority of the classes in that space must require a computer lab as part of the courses pedagogy. All classes that are scheduled in a puzzled space must be designated as such using the additional room characteristic of 88 - Puzzled.
If you are unsure if your puzzle meets the above criteria, insert your hours and average cap then select the space to be puzzled below:
If a submission fails to meet the criteria above, the department is given one business day to resolve error(s). If errors are not resolved, the room is released and the courses in it are not puzzled.
Submissions for puzzling specific rooms that have not been assigned to a specific college are allowed. These submissions must be recieved by Academic Scheduling as listed on the Schedule Build Timeline, and must meet the same puzzling criteria listed above. These additional submissions are not guaranteed. Rooms with the highest utilization (most hours and highest occupancy percentages) will be given preference. Submissions should include a second and/or third room choice when submitted in case the first choice(s) are not available. The college/department will be notified no later than two business days after the submission deadline as to whether or not their puzzle has been approved.
All non-puzzled courses go through the current optimizer process.
|ACD 209||30||PC Lab|
|ACD 211||35||PC Lab|
|MARK 304||40||PC Lab|
|MARK 307||35||PC Lab|
|UNIV 271||32||MAC Lab|
|UNIV 272||44||PC Lab|