Classroom utilization is important because it shows us the potential of spaces in the university and determines whether or not a space is reaching its potential. Below is an example of the way NMSU looks at space utilization. This report shows average weekly room hours of academic sections of the Activity Center on the Main Campus, highlighting room hour utilization and station fill (students in seats). Space utilization calculations are based on the user specified number of hours in a standard scheduling week. Additional fields show station fill calculation on both max enrollment and actual enrollment of a section.
This report can be used to help enforce an academic scheduling policy outlining usage guidelines for minimum room hour usage as well as seat fill requirements. Hours used by double books and crosslists are counted only once. Enrollments and max enrollments for double books and crosslists are added together.
Space Utilization by Building and Room Report: Activity CenterClass Util. Page Graph