The Event Management System (EMS) is the College’s centralized solution used for the scheduling of courses and events. All facility reservations and electronic master calendaring is managed via EMS. EMS is supported and maintained by Information Resources, and used by various campus stakeholders including the Registrar's Office.
The Registrar's Office assigns classrooms on behalf of the school deans. EMS is used to develop the preliminary semester course schedule which is released to the Deans and departments upon completion. The Registrar's Office is responsible for general purpose classrooms (GPC). Priority placement classrooms and special purpose classrooms are scheduled by academic departments and the schools, and approved by the dean.
The following rooms are the current approved priority placement classrooms (PPC). PPCs are reserved initially by the academic department. After the department has accounted for all of their use needs in the room, the dean will approve the priority placement worksheet. After this point, these rooms be used by other faculty members or departments, and are scheduled as general purpose rooms. Faculty members or departments requiring use of these rooms must coordinate their request with the academic department, and the course section must be included on the worksheet to ensure placement. To view all rooms, please view the complete Instructional Space Inventory.
|BWRS 1119||30||Classroom||Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geology, Physics|
|BWRS 1120||45||Small Lecture Hall||Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geology, Physics|
|BWRS 1129||128||Lecture Hall||Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geology, Physics|
|DOWD 0207||40||Classroom||Art and Art History|
|DOWD 0236||40||Music Classroom||Performing Arts|
|DOWD 0241||28||Non-Tech Music Classroom||Performing Arts|
|DOWD 0242||40||Classroom||Performing Arts / Art and Art History|
|EDUC 1101||30||Science Classroom||School of Education, Childhood and Early Childhood|
|EDUC 1103||30||Collaborative Classroom||School of Education, Childhood and Early Childhood|
|EDUC 1104||30||Collaborative Classroom||School of Education, Childhood and Early Childhood|
|MAIN 0120||45||Classroom||Political Science and Africana Studies|
|MAIN 0121||46||Classroom, Laptop Ready||Economics|
|MAIN 0209A||13||Seminar||Adolescence Education (Arts & Sciences)|
|MAIN 0229||30||Classroom||Modern Languages|
|MAIN 0230||40||Geography Classroom||Geography|
|MAIN G-25||30||Classroom||Modern Languages|
|MOFT 2125||52||Classroom||Sociology and Anthropology|
|PARK 1130||60||Partitioned Classroom||Physical Education|
|PARK 2303||40||Classroom||Physical Education|
|PRST 1115||12||Conference/Seminar Room||Sport Management|
|PRST 1131||6||Conference/Seminar Room||Kinesiology|
|PRST 1143||30||SPMG Classroom||Sport Management|
|PRST 1166||22||Conference/Seminar Room||Professional Studies (School)|
|PRST 2123||25||Classroom||Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies|
|PRST 2125||8||Conference/Seminar Room||Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies|
|VANH B0134A||48||Classroom||Communication and Media Studies|
|VANH B0136||32||Classroom||School of Education|
|VANH B0223||45||Classroom||School of Education|
|VANH B0225||35||Classroom||Childhood and Early Childhood|
Special purpose classrooms and spaces (SPC) are rooms that are single use, secured equipment rooms, labs, observation/experiment spaces, or studios. Because of the nature of SPCs, their single-use, and the dedicated nature of the space, worksheets do not need to be provided to the dean or registrar unless they are specifically required by the dean. The school dean, with provost approval, may designate special purpose rooms. Deans may require additional worksheets or scheduling information as required by school policy or instructional needs.
Departments may work within the department's and/or with the school dean to find an alternate location for a course section by using resources within the department, in the school or in general purpose classrooms (GPCs). Requests for room reassignment must be made to the department chair, who will make the request to the dean if required.
As per the Campus Handbook, instructional and academic activities take precedence over most other activities. After class placements occur, campus community members are able to schedule events in College facilities and classrooms via EMS using several reservation windows. Other reservation windows exist to help facilitate the placement of course sections, labs and recitations. Reservations may be made during the following times:
|Fall and Spring Term Specialized Computer Lab Template||Opens two weeks prior to the official start of classes in the fall and spring terms. Remains open until the end of classes.||Provides access to departments who manage specialized labs. The early period is provided to allow for course placement. After the close of drop/add, other departments may request the use of specialized spaces which may be approved in consultation with the department.||Departments with specialized labs.|
|Open Template for Fall and Spring Terms||Opens the first business day after the drop/add period, and remains open until the end of classes.||Provides access to all faculty and staff users making reservations in general space on upper and lower campus.||All faculty and staff with MRD access.|
|Fall and Spring Final Exam Study Day Templates||Opens two weeks before study days, until the close of study days.||Provides access to all faculty and staff who are making study session, review sessions or other types of pre-final academic study. Due to weekend scheduling, reservations are generally restricted to Old Main, Bowers, Professional Studies and Sperry. Other buildings such as the Memorial Library, Park Center and the Student Life Center maintain their own hours, and may also be available for general non-reservation use.||All faculty and staff with MRD access.|
|Fall and Spring Finals Week Template||Opens two weeks before finals and remains open until the last day of exams.||Provides access to all faculty and staff who are making study session, review sessions or other types of pre-final academic study. This template is not used to request space for standard final exams, with the exception of makeup exams or special accommodations. (All standard exam times must be approved by the dean and chair.) . In Spring, the template may be limited Wednesday to Friday on lower campus due to Commencement space needs.||All faculty and staff with MRD access.|
|Fall and Spring Term Course Building Template||Opens after the final room release for standard classes.||Provides access to course builders who need to schedule blended (infrequent meeting) sections, secondary locations, special recitation sections or other similar reservations connected to a specific course.||Department Course Builders|
|Open Template for Summer Session||Opens after final exams in May, and remains open until 1 week before class.||Provides access to all faculty and staff users making reservations in general space on upper and lower campus during the summer. Due to power and AC curtailment, some buildings and rooms may be unavailable or offline during the summer.||All faculty and staff with MRD access.|
|Open Template for Winter Session||Opens after final exams in December, and remains open until the end of the winter session.||Provides access to all faculty and staff users making reservations in general space on upper and lower campus during the summer. Due to power and heating curtailment, some buildings and rooms may be unavailable or offline during winter session.||All faculty and staff with MRD access.|
Event requestors may schedule events and request space online by logging into myRedDragon and using the EMS system. After an event requestor submits a completed request, the form is electronically routed to the appropriate space manager for approval. Email updates are provided along the workflow process to keep the event requestor informed of the status. If the request is approved by the space manager, the event is forwarded to the appropriate electronic calendar owner for approval. If the space request is denied by the space manager, the event requestor will be notified via email that he/she needs to look for a different space for the event.
Space managers may need to reassign scheduled events due to a change in priority of space usage. If this is necessary, the space manager shall notify the affected event requestor. The event requestor will be responsible for finding an alternative space for his/her event and notifying attendees of the change in location.
Some campus spaces permit multiple furniture setup options. Setup services are provided by appropriate campus departments (Corey Union, Physical Plant, ASC). EMS provides the available setup types in the room setup tab when event requestors are browsing for a space. Each setup type automatically includes the needed time for setup and tear-down. If an event requestor selects a setup type that requires a longer setup time than is possible due to a preceding or later event, EMS will deny the request due to the scheduling conflict. EMS also lists additional services that may be available for each room including: catering availability, technology, specialized equipment (ex. piano), UPD security, etc. event requestors may request these services through EMS; however, the service provider (ASC, Information Resources, UPD, etc.) will confirm or deny the services separately.
The following priority will be used in assigning facilities and is detailed in the Campus Handbook, 440.01.