Classroom Scheduling Policy

Truman State University Academic Affairs Policy

Priority for Classroom Scheduling


In our ongoing effmts to utilize classroom space effectively and efficiently, it is imperative that we implement a policy for the priority scheduling of classrooms that balances the classroom space needs of individual programs with the University’s need to ensure that all academic classroom needs are met. To that end, the following procedures are in effect for all classroom scheduling:

  1. During the Fall and Spring semesters, Schools will maintain the authority for scheduling of classrooms and spaces that are typically used for their purposes, until the “Schedule Producing Thneline” is produced and published by the Academic Affairs Office. This timeline will be produced each semester, and published no later than the sixth week of the term. On the date published in the Schedule Producing Timeline, the Academic Affairs Office will audit the coUl’se schedule and begin the optimization process through Event Management System (EMS).
  2. Due to the unique summer challenges of classrooms being off line for maintenance as well as the competing demands for classroom space with entities such as JBA, Upward Bound, and AP Courses, the Office of Academic Affairs, in collaboration with the Deans, will still complete all summer classroom scheduling.
  3. The Director for the Center of Academic Excellence, in collaborntion with the Deans/Chairs, will schedule all Truman Transformation classroom spaces.

The attached chart shows School classroom scheduling authority. The authority for each room is color coded and the legend for the color-coding is at the bottom of the chait. If there is no color code associated with a room, it is available for anyone to reserve it in Banner at any time.

Thank you in advance for your willingness to follow this policy to efficaciously meet the entirety of our University’s classroom needs.


Any requests for exceptions to this policy must be submitted in writing to the Provost.

14 July 2017 Approved: Janet L. Gooch, Ph.D./

Line of authority

Policy Administrator: Provost

Contact: Assistant to the Provost

Effective date

Effective Date: 07-14-2017

Approved Date: 07-14-2017

Policy Type: Operations