Timetabling and room bookings
Timetabling of teaching activities is managed by the university Infrastructure and Property Group (IPG) and this includes all standard trimester teaching activities as listed in the online handbook and ad-hoc room bookings.
Trimester timetabled teaching activities
Annually, the IPG representative who works with the Faculty of Business and Law will set up a meeting with the timetabling coordinator (usually the Director of Teaching) in each Department and run through the timetabling requirements for every scheduled activity for the units offered during the given study period.
The timetable details will be discussed for each teaching activity, including:
- week pattern and any variations (i.e. weekly class with fortnightly seminar)
- student numbers
- for each activity type, what number of students should be in the spaces
- what kind of teaching space is needed* (i.e. computer lab, lecture theatre, multipurpose room or the trading room)
- what features are needed in the space (i.e. document cameras, flat floor, whiteboard, video link, VMP)
- clashes to consider (that aren’t evident in course plans)
- which activities will be recorded for each activity type (i.e. none, all, 1 or 2)
- whether livestreaming is required
- whether the unit is dual coded
- whether there is a requirement for anything to be scheduled concurrently (i.e. multiple activities for an in-class test)
- who the lecturers and tutors will be and if there will be any repeats
*Note: Teaching spaces, particularly those designed for active and collaborative learning on the Burwood campus will only be allocated to classes at full capacity. Therefore, consideration must be given to seminar size when planning for spaces such as these (approx. 48 or 96 students per session).
If you have specific timetabling requirements to run particular types of teaching activities, it is important that you have these discussion with your Director of Teaching well before each study period commences.
Generally, changes to scheduled learning activities will need to be approved by the Curriculum Committee at least one trimester prior to the study period you wish to make the change for. For all other requirements, these need to be raised with the timetabling team at the meeting with the relevant Department contact. Late changes (6 weeks or less prior to the commencement of trimester) will only be accommodated in exceptional circumstances.
Draft timetables can be viewed by staff and students on the Timetable web page. Students can view the draft timetable in February for T1, June for T2 and October for T3. View at: www.deakin.edu.au/timetable