The SAI results from the Scheduling Task Force. The Scheduling Task Force was formed by Provost Oberem in early Fall Semester 2013 and charged with:
FTES counts at CSUSM have increased by at least 5% in each of the last 2 years, and are projected to increase by the same amount yearly for the coming 5 years. This growth translates to approximately 100 more courses (requiring rooms) per year, while classroom space is not growing. Fall Semester 2014 saw 160 courses appear on the Impossible to Place list compared to 60 courses in Fall Semester 2013. Most of our utilization occurs between the hours of 9am and 5pm Monday through Thursday (prime times). Our projected growth cannot be achieved without utilizing non-prime times including Fridays.
Additionally, our current approach to scheduling produces many overlapping course sections, which restricts student access to courses by decreasing choice, while at the same time resulting in many times throughout the week when classroom are unused.