Classroom Requests for Fall 2014

Classroom request forms for Fall 2014 are being distributed now. Please have them back to the Registrar’s Office by Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 5 pm. A few things to keep in mind are:

  • Please check in with your department/program coordinator or chair as to how classroom request forms are handled for your department. In some departments, individual faculty members submit their own forms. In other departments, the forms are filled in and/or collected centrally and turned in all at once.

  • Instructors who are off campus should work with their department/program chair or coordinator to have their form(s) submitted on their behalf.

  • All instructors for a team-taught course will receive a Classroom Request Form for their shared course; only one form per course needs to be submitted.

  • Please be sure to submit forms for your course and any associated scheduled meetings such as labs and discussion sections.

  • If we don’t receive a form for a course, this indicates that there are no room type preferences and no equipment needs for the course. Classrooms are scheduled according to the Classroom Assignment Policy.

Each Classroom Request Form allows an instructor to specify:

  • the type of room preferred for a course;

  • specific room(s) preferred;

  • equipment and other room resources required; and

  • if s/he will also be teaching another course immediately before or after a course.

The back side of the form displays information about classrooms available on campus--including room capacity, type of room, equipment available, etc. Please also refer to the classroom technology page, prepared and maintained by IT.

Rooms not available:

  • Searles 315 is not available for class meetings on Tuesday evenings.

  • The Beam Classroom is not available for class meetings on Wednesday evenings. 

  • Smith Auditorium is not available for class meetings on Thursday evenings.

  • Kresge Auditorium is also unavailable after 5 pm during the week.

These limitations are noted in the grid of available classrooms.

The Office of the Registrar assigns classrooms in accordance with the Classroom Assignment Policy. The policy explains the relative priority that different considerations have during the classroom assignment process. Classroom assignments are reviewed with representatives from Information Technology and the Office of the Dean for Academic Affairs before they are finalized. Classroom assignments for Fall 2014 courses will be posted online in mid-summer 2014.

If an instructor has a disability documented with the College, Human Resources will let us know  the room accommodations we need to address on his/her behalf. Faculty should contact Cindy Bessmer in Human Resources with questions about documenting a disability.

Additional/blank Classroom Request Forms are available online.

Address questions about classroom scheduling to Janet Dana (x3668, jdana@bowdoin.edu) or Martina Duncan (x3797 mduncan@bowdoin.edu).