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Classroom Utilization Study (IBM)

November 22nd, 2011

Syracuse University is interested in enhancing its classroom utilization approach, including:

  • Increase SU’s understanding of current classroom usage and trends
  • Establish a comprehensive and systematic analytical approach to assign courses to rooms, with consideration of scheduling and facility constraints
  • Understand the potential of current facility level and identify areas of improvements

With these goals as the objective, an IBM study group used SU during the 2009-2010 academic year as a site to develop an optimization model for course-to-classroom mapping. Working with key individuals on campus, a utilization study was completed. The results of the study are summarized in the Classroom Utilization Report.