Space Utilization for Sections and Events by Building and Room With Seat Fill Report Key

The Space Utilization for Sections and Events by Building and Room report shows average weekly room hours of all activities (events and sections) by building, 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 cross-lists are counted only once. Enrollments and max enrollments for double books and cross-lists are added together.


User-Defined Parameters

Select Start and End Date This allows a user to filter activities within a date range.  The report will bring in records from all section and event meetings that occur between the start and end date.
Length of Term (in Weeks) The report will calculate utilization based on all activities between the start and end date selected.  To calculate average weekly utilization, total hours are divided by the number of weeks specified. This allows a user to account for Term dates including exam week, holiday weeks, etc.
Days in Standard Week The report will only bring in room hours that occur on these selected days.
Standard Week Start and End Time The report will only bring in room hours that occur between these start and end times.
Enter Hours in Standard Week

This parameter allows a user to enter the number of hours in the standard class week. For example, if the standard week to offer classes is 8:00a to 5:00p, Monday through Friday, the standard week would be 45 hours. This number is then used in the Room Hour Utilization calculation (Room Hours / Standard Week).

Select Room Type(s) Only hours used in rooms of the selected type(s) will be included in the report.


Report Fields

Building-Room Lists the Building and Room code of each room used on the selected campus.
Room Hours The average number of weekly hours scheduled in that room during the selected term. All activities are added up by room.  Room hours used by double booked and cross-listed classes are only counted once.  A class that meets from 8:00a to 9:00a on MWF for the entire specified term would get counted for three hours per week for the entire term (if it met for 16 weeks, it would account for 48 total hours, and then be divided by the Length of Term parameter (48 / 16 = 3 average weekly room hours)).  If that same class met for only half of the specified term (8 weeks), it would only get counted for one and half hours of usage  (24 / 16 = 1.5 average weekly room hours). Class hours are rounded up to the next half hour (a class meeting from 8:00a to 9:45a would get counted as 2.00 hours).
Room Hour Utilization

Percentage of the standard weekly hours used by that room. The standard weekly hours are entered as a user-defined parameter when the report is run. (Room Hours / Standard Week)


Room Capacity The number of seats in the room.
Enrollment/Max Enrollment The weighted average of the actual enrollment and max enrollment of each section scheduled into the room during the specified term.
Fill Ratio (Actual and Max) The ratio of Actual enrollment or Max Enrollment to the capacity in the room.

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