A Note From the Director

Hello, and welcome to the Rutgers University-New Brunswick Office of Scheduling and Space Management. This is an extremely exciting time of positive change. We are in the midst of several major projects that are transforming course scheduling and promoting better utilization of university space not just in classrooms but in all buildings across campus. The programmatic and budgetary benefits of this will easily reach in the tens of millions of dollars in coming years. And that's to say nothing of how this all will improve the student experience in terms of bus travel, ability to register into needed and desired courses, and time-to-degree. None of this would be possible without the vision, insight, dedication, and absolute work ethic of our team -- often in significant collaboration with our colleagues around Rutgers

We have other projects going on, as well. We are part of the leadership of the Rutgers Active Learning Community, where university faculty and staff come together to learn more about active learning pedagogy and to network with like-minded colleagues. The community boasts several hundred members and has been going strong since we helped found it in 2015. Since the opening of our first general purpose active learning classroom that year, more than 20,000 students have taken a course in one of these spaces -- with more than 60 distinct disciplines and 100 unique classes held in the rooms.

We also try to play our part in identifying and promoting a university-wide learning ecosystem that fuses classrooms and coursework with a host of other spaces and intellectual, artistic, creative, and entrepreneurial activities. Second, we are helping to link faculty and instructors with teaching resources, not just in the form of classrooms, but also instructional design and technology consulting and training.

I want to close by saying that we encourage you to reach out to us for any reason. The staff here is well-known around the university for its professionalism, dedication, and friendliness. In fact, our customer service surveys and other feedback have confirmed, that assessment is probably too modest. But give us a call or drop us an email and see for yourself.

Sincerely,

Chris Morett