- Review RSU’s existing class schedule for areas of inefficiency and/or maximization;
- Review peer regional institution class schedules for innovative and proven best practices in class scheduling;
- Consider the impact on the number of deliverable sections, class size, faculty load, student headcount and semester credit hour production;
- Consider block scheduling for morning, afternoon, evening and weekend classes in areas like general education that are common to all undergraduate students;
- Consider the impact on scheduling of laboratory, clinical and compressed delivery courses while maintaining federal compliance;
- Engage appropriate constituencies, including students, faculty, staff and administration;
- Secure appropriate data models and institutional information from internal sources, including AVPAA and Registrar;
- Develop, as appropriate, a proposed model that maximizes facility use while meeting student demand;
- Provide an analysis of positive and negative considerations associated with any proposed change.
The membership of the committee was appointed by Dr. Richard Beck. It consists of the three academic deans, a department head from each school, and two faculty members from each school.