Classroom Management: Twin Cities, Crookston, Morris, Rochester
Last Update: December 2009
Responsible University Officer:
- Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
- Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education
- Updated: December 2009
- Primary Contact : Jeremy Todd
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A. Expectations for Classrooms
In supporting the core mission of teaching and learning, units charged with equipping, managing, scheduling and supporting classrooms are responsible for:
Physical environment – clean and appropriate classroom facilities, furnishings and equipment that provide a setting conducive to teaching and learning. People using the classrooms also have an obligation to help keep them clean and in order.
Space environment - suitable classroom instructional space that is sufficient in quantity, quality, size (both room and individual student seating space) and location. Classroom space should be efficiently utilized through the employment of standard scheduling that also promotes student access to courses.
Technology environment - audio, visual, and technology equipment and systems that are capable, current, and appropriate for classroom teaching and learning.
Maintenance environment – physical, furnishings and technology equipment should be in good working order and be adequately maintained and adequately supplied. Operating instructions should be provided so those unfamiliar with the equipment can use it.
Support and training environment – faculty who teach and students who learn in classrooms should have reasonable support capability available, including a posted telephone number for contacting appropriate personnel to report equipment malfunction or need for supplies. Training that supports excellence in the classroom, including training for instructional improvement, effective classroom instruction, and the use of technology should be available.
B. Instructor and Student Responsibility
Instructors and students are expected to leave the classroom and its equipment in good order (e.g., blackboards clean, chairs arranged, electronic equipment shut off). Students may be requested to help neaten a classroom and furniture.
All members of the University community are expected to adhere to rules restricting the consumption of food and beverages in designated classrooms.
C. Central and Departmental Classroom Responsibility
The responsibility for managing, funding, maintaining, scheduling and operating central/general purpose/centrally scheduled classrooms rests with central administration of the respective campus. The responsibility for managing, funding, maintaining, scheduling and operating departmental classrooms rests with the respective department.
D. Classroom Management on Twin Cities Campus
On the Twin Cities campus, the Office of Classroom Management (OCM) has been designated as the central point of contact and primary point of responsibility and accountability for all Twin Cities central classroom issues. This office has collaboratively developed and published standards, policies and procedures covering many aspects of general-purpose classrooms. The standards and procedures are required for all Twin Cities general-purpose classrooms. They may be specified by cognizant university officials for other classrooms or other locations as appropriate.
In the execution of its responsibilities, OCM leverages and partners with service providers such as Facilities Management (FM), Capital Planning and Project Management (CPPM) and the Office of Information Technology (OIT) who deliver services at the campus, project, building and classroom level.
This policy is not applicable to the Duluth campus.
REASON FOR POLICY
Central classroom management is necessary to ensure that the institutional resources of classrooms and instructional equipment are maintained and used in a manner that supports learning and makes efficient and effective use of classroom resources.
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- December 2009 - Policy now applies to Crookston.
- April 2009