Room Scheduling at Idaho State University

Classroom Scheduling Policy

The Office of the Registrar is the primary scheduler for all University classrooms. To carry out the mission of Idaho State University, the classroom facilities are primarily for use by students, faculty and staff for activities and programs that are directly related to the basic educational functions of teaching, research, and preparation of scholarly material. Every effort is made to ensure that classrooms are assigned fairly, used appropriately, and accommodate the University’s academic and instructional needs. The Office of the Registrar maintains a central record of all assignments which is the only official source of information about class meeting locations.

Classroom scheduling is a dynamic process requiring evaluation of class size, equipment specifications, and pedagogical changes each term. The assignment of a specific room at a specific time in a given term will not automatically guarantee a continuing assignment of that space. While endeavors are made to allocate to each course the room best suited to its needs, it is not always possible to assign an individual class to the room preferred by the instructor. Due to the pressure of space, as well as the difficulty of developing student schedules, deans and department chairs should observe the following university parameters when building their course schedules.

General Classrooms

Computer Labs

Computer labs are scheduled by the Office of the Registrar using the following priority:

  1. Courses requesting computer labs on CSW during the first draft.
  2. Courses using the lab on specific dates requested during the first draft.
  3. Courses using the lab on specific dates requested after the first draft on a first-come first-serve basis.

NOTE: There are currently only four computer labs on campus that are available to reserve: Liberal Arts 270 (seats 32), Rendezvous 213 (seats 40), Rendezvous 215 (seats 40), and Turner 111 (seats 20).

Laboratories

All rooms classified as laboratories may be scheduled by the individual departments. However, this information must also be provided to the University Scheduler for record-keeping purposes.

Non-Course Scheduling

Classrooms and computer labs are for ISU academic courses, ISU events, and ISU hosted events only. We do not currently allow community usage of these spaces. Food and beverages are strictly prohibited in all academic spaces.

Please contact the to request the following:

Please note that classroom and computer lab requests for future terms will not be assigned until all course scheduling has been completed. Food and beverages are strictly prohibited in all classroom and computer lab spaces.

Once your email request is received, the staff of Academic Scheduling will verify whether a classroom/computer lab is available and complete the reservation. You will then be sent an email message with the room assignment. Normal processing time is two to three business days. We will send a copy of the assignment to an additional person upon request.

Contact Information:
University Scheduler
Campus Box 8196
Pocatello, ID 83209
(208) 282-4226

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