Under-supply is reported when the number of students needing the course exceeds available seats in the roll-forward schedule. The following may be considered when determining if changes should be made:
- How many students are impacted?
- Is the course a degree requirement for these students?
- Are these students near the end of the program?
Over-supply occurs when the number of students needing the course is less than available seats in the roll-forward schedule. The following may be considered when determining if changes should be made:
- How many offerings should be reviewed to determine true need?
- Is the instructor a full faculty member or a part-time instructor?
- Could the instructor be used to teach an under-supplied course?
- Do these offerings occur during prime time hours or in highly sought after (bottleneck) rooms?
Examples of high impact schedule changes include:
- Adding a course offering so seniors can graduate on time
- Removing an unneeded course offering to free up faculty resources to teach an important under-supplied course
- Adding a course offering of an under-supplied course in non-prime-time to best utilize classroom space and maximize enrollment ratios
- Changing an offering time to correspond with the availability of the students who need it most
- Changing an offering time to reduce conflicts between other required courses that students need to take in a given term
- Produce final schedule or repeat process during the scheduling cycle Reports