June 16, 2009

Updated Classroom Utilization Reports

To aid in room scheduling and usage evaluation, the following BusinessObjects reports have been updated:
-- SM01 Classroom Utilization by Dept or Dept Group for Term or Date Range
-- SM01 Classroom Utilization by Bldg for Term or Date Range

NOW, BOTH REPORTS:
-- Display all active rooms, regardless of utilization status, allowing you to better evaluate opportunities
for room use for the term or date range.
-- Can be run by Event Type (e.g, CRSE, CURR, NONC) to limit the results to a specific usage.
-- Contain a “Meetings” tab that lists details for classes/events occurring in each room (24 hours/7 days).

“AT-A-GLANCE” UTILIZATION DATA
Each report offers options to quickly view room utilization data for the specified term or date range:
-- The “Overall Utilization” charts in the Classroom Utilization by Dept or Dept Group reports show the seat or time utilization goal for the rooms and the variance from that goal.
-- The “High and Low” tab in the Classroom Utilization by Bldg report lists rooms by time utilization
percentage.

FOR ASSISTANCE OR QUESTIONS
Contact the MAIS Help Desk:
-- Phone: 734-936-7000, option 7
-- E-mail: maishelpdesk@umich.edu
-- Web: http://www.mais.umich.edu/online_help_desk/

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Keywords: Classroom Utilization

To: "Space Management BusinessObjects Users"
Subject: Updated Classroom Utilization Reports
From: MAIS.Inform
Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Posted by cstefans at 03:12 PM

April 10, 2009

New Guidelines will Help Manage Research Space

Today's Record Update highlights research space guidelines that will be used by Deans and other administrators to manage research space on the Ann Arbor campus. Read more at the Record Update.

Posted by hengeshl at 08:04 AM

March 11, 2009

Student Records Updates Event Scheduling Pages

New M-Pathways pages and Event Types are available. Learn more with informative support materials and step-by-step procedures.

The original message is as follows:

From: MAIS.Inform
Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2009
To: "M-Pathways Users with the CC Events Update User and CC Events View User Roles"
Subject: Updates to M-Pathways Event Scheduling Pages

Updates to the M-Pathways Event Management Pages were successfully implemented this
morning. A summary of the changes and the impact to users is summarized below.

COE and RO USERS
College of Engineering (COE) and Registrar's Office (RO) users can begin entering
non-class event information held in classrooms as discussed in the specific implementation
meetings held with those departments.

INTERNATIONAL CENTER USERS
International Center users should begin using the new Event Types described below.
No other action is required.

NEW EVENT TYPES
The term-based event types are no longer valid. To better categorize data for space
management analysis, there are now three valid Event Types. Please use the appropriate
Event Type when scheduling, searching, or reporting on events.
-- CRSE, Course (for official classes scheduled through curriculum pages only)
-- CURR, Curricular Related Events (for non-class events directly related to a specific class)
-- NONC, Non-Curricular Related Events (for non-class events not directly related
to a specific class)

TWO NEW M-PATHWAYS PAGES
These two new pages will make event entry and facility viewing easier:
-- Meeting Data Entry: This page simplifies the entry required for a non-class event
with one meeting.
-- View Facility Schedule: This page allows you to view a facility's schedule in
a weekly calendar format.

DOCUMENTATION
Important information and step-by-step procedures are available on My LINC. For a
summary and M-Pathways navigation, view the Event Scheduling Documentation - Support
Material: <https://maislinc.umich.edu/maislinc/lang-en/management/LMS_ActDetails.asp?UserMode=0&ActivityId=28395>

FOR ASSISTANCE OR QUESTIONS
Please contact the MAIS Help Desk:
-- Phone: 734-936-7000, option 4
-- E-mail: maishelpdesk@umich.edu

Posted by cstefans at 10:49 AM

December 16, 2008

Updated Classroom Utilization Reports

To better reflect seat utilization data for classes, the following UM-Maintained Space Management Classroom Utilization reports have been updated to exclude "non-course" events scheduled in classroom space.
-- SM01 Spc Mng Classroom Utilization by Dept or Dept Grp for Term or Date Range
-- SM01 Spc Mng Classroom Utilization by Building for Term or Date Range

These revised reports contain changes to the seat utilization calculations to allow you to obtain more accurate utilization rates. Please obtain the latest version of these reports to effectively use the updated seat calculations.

Posted by hengeshl at 12:29 PM

October 13, 2008

Classroom Utilization Information in BusinessObjects

18 UM-Maintained BusinessObjects reports provide a variety of classroom utilization data that you can use to report and analyze how effectively your classroom space is being used. Visit the MAIS Web site for a description of all 18 reports and the benefits of each.

In addition to these reports, Space Management data set users also have access to several Classroom Utilization tables to create ad hoc queries in the U-M Data Warehouse and corresponding SM01 BusinessObjects universe. Recent enhancements to these tables allow you to report classroom utilization by department group or within a specific date range.

Posted by hengeshl at 11:30 AM | Comments (0)

Classroom Utilization Information in M-Reports

The Space Report Library in M-Reports currently provides access to seven key reports that display a variety of classroom time and seat utilization information required by department managers, curriculum schedulers, facilities managers, and the Registrar’s Office. Visit the MAIS Web site for a description of all classroom utilization reports and their benefits.

In the future, M-Reports will provide comprehensive classroom utilization information in the form of a "scorecard" based on these reports. This visual representation of the data will enable units and the Office of the Provost to manage classroom space more effectively and to optimize classroom utilization at the unit and institutional level. Visit the Space Utilization Initiative Web site to learn more about the University’s target goals for classroom utilization.

Posted by hengeshl at 11:27 AM | Comments (0)

Non-Class Events in Classrooms

The Non-Class Events in Classrooms project will use M-Pathways to centrally capture the non-class events scheduled in classrooms. Inclusion of this data will allow display of all activities scheduled in classrooms and report the full utilization of classroom space.

The M-Pathways solution to capture non-class events in classrooms will include:

This project is a collaborative effort with the Office of the Registrar, Office of the Provost, academic units, and MAIS. For more information on this project, visit the Space Utilization Initiative Web site.

Posted by hengeshl at 11:03 AM | Comments (0)