Scheduling for Higher Education - consulting

By: Info Silem  09-12-2011
Keywords: Scheduling, higher education

The evaluation of your current practices in scheduling is viewed as an opportunity to increase operational efficiencies and deliver better services to students and faculty. Our expert consultants have over 75 years of combined experience in all aspects of scheduling in higher education.

You can trust our uncommon expertise to analyze your potential for operational improvements and increased space utilization. We will help you achieve higher degrees of optimization, as well as help you review and align your processes and policies to reach institutional goals.

With Infosilem consulting services you:

  • Benefit from more than 75 years of experience related to scheduling in higher education
  • Receive an unbiased opinion on current policies and procedures
  • Obtain an accurate picture of institutional resource utilization
  • Identify the causes and effects of institutional resource utilization
  • Get the advice and knowledge you need to act decisively

Some of our consulting services include:

Business Process Review

A systematic and comprehensive review and analysis of your scheduling functions and activities conducted by our expert consultants provide the opportunity to assess the strengths and weaknesses of your current scheduling procedures. The resulting high impact recommendations will lead you towards adopting successful scheduling practices that are in line with your institutional objectives.

The creation of your master course schedule can easily be compared to a supply-chain exercise. Do you have the right players in place at the right time to produce the expected outcome? Are you successfully meeting demand as a result of your scheduling process or are you simply rolling forward? Can you do better?

Our expert consultants guide you through the complexities associated with the construction of your course schedule and help you implement a structured scheduling process that will lead to increased operational efficiencies and higher degrees of optimization.

Time Pattern Analysis

Are students finding it hard to get the schedule they want because of variable class start-times? Do you have a large number of disparate and overlapping time patterns? 

Our expert consultant will analyze your current time patterns and compare the associated deliveries with faculty, student, and space requirements. You will be provided with recommendations on the best teaching patterns to adopt to meet your institutional objectives.

Space Analysis

Is there a sense that you do not have enough of the right space on campus? Do you want to confirm that planned capital expenditure on space will meet your planned needs?

Your instructional space is a critical part of your student’s educational experience. Yet, too often instructional space is under utilized due to poor scheduling practices. Under utilization of space has a direct impact on your student’s ability to register for the courses they want and need conflict-free. Our expert consultant can quantify room and seat utilization and identify opportunities for better use, and allow you to deliver a better student experience.

Our consultants will present you with a clear picture of your space utilization and make recommendations on better business practices that will allow you to achieve higher degrees of optimization in line with your institutional objectives.

Scheduling Policies

Our experience has shown that the consequence of operating without clear scheduling policies and guidelines is a protracted and labor intensive scheduling exercise. Your scheduling officers may also be making decisions about schedule changes without the supports required to ensure transparency, fairness and efficiency.

Best practices in academic scheduling suggest that scheduling principles and policies define priorities that guide course distribution in an effort to meet student and faculty requirements within the confines of your available space.

Our expert consultants have the knowledge and experience necessary to help you adopt and implement best practices and leverage your processes, systems, and resources.

Scheduling Simulations

Do you ever wonder if you could deliver your entire course offering without that building that’s in dire need of repair? How about increasing your enrollment by 15% - do you have the space to accommodate the additional demand? Do you need to reconfigure some obsolete rooms into “smart” rooms to accommodate increasing demand driven by new teaching technologies? How many rooms? Let our expert consultants guide you towards the accurate evaluation of your space needs under any number of simulations tailored to your environment.

Keywords: higher education, Scheduling

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