OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Valid Room Attributes

Any combination of these attributes may be included for individual CRN sections on the Call for Courses report.

Please remember that, if listed, these attributes are required and they override any attribute requirements from the departmental level. The scheduling software will not find you a room that doesn't have these attributes.

Also, be aware that all attributes are treated as "AND" requirements. If you list requirements such as "S1" (Tablet Arm Chairs (movable)) and "S3" (Tables/Chairs (movable)), the system will only find you rooms with both, which aren't many. All GP rooms have at least one writing surface, so there is no need to list whiteboard or blackboard if either will do.

We have tried to supply attributes to encompass many "OR" situations, such as the "S0" (Moveable Chairs (any)) attribute. DO NOT request a combination that physically does not exist on campus. This is not the place to indicate to Facilities Services what kind of rooms we should have.

List of Valid Room Attributes

Room Types

Code Definition
GP Simply means General Purpose Room. We add this automatically when entering attributes. You do not need to write this, but you will see it on the report. You can also write this in if you wish the system to ignore departmental requirements and give you any appropriately sized and located GP room.
E111 E111: Enhanced Clsrm Projector. Fully enhanced with projection onto an appropriately sized white screen. Be aware that courses with small expected headcount asking for E111 may not get placed until late in the process. It is better to use E113 unless projection is absolutely required.
E113 Enhanced Classroom (All). Includes either projection, monitor carts or the new flat panel screens. Smaller rooms may use a monitor instead of a projector, but you have a greater chance of being placed in your preferred buildings.
GPC Means General Purpose Computer Classroom. This is a classroom with computer stations for each student. This attributes is used only in conjunction with 016 or 017.
016 Computer Classroom (PC). This means a PC computer station for each student. Due to limited availability, these rooms are pre-assigned. However, we would like this attribute listed for better tracking.
017 Computer Classroom (MAC). This means a Mac computer station for each student. Same as with the PCs, these rooms are pre-assigned. However, we would like this attribute listed for better tracking. Some rooms are "dual boot" and it may give us some additional flexibility to meet needs.
F1 Auditorium/Projection Booth. Yes, a projection booth.

Electronic Equipment

(Other than that which is included in "Enhanced")

Code Definition
Z2 Intructor Mic/PA. Our list is based on the list provided by Media Services.
V14 Document Camera. Sometimes referred to as the "WolfVision" cameras.
V15 Interactive Display(SMRT). Ability to annotate over any computer image. This used to be listed as SMRT.
VARS Audience Response System. Included software in every "E113" by default. We include this in case Media Services decides to change their default.
VPOD VPOD: Lecture Capture-pod cast. Welcome to the 21st Century. Arrangements must also be coordinated with Media Services
VDIS Distance Interactive System. For video link-ups with other sites. Arrangements must also be coordinated with Media Services
VPWR Power Outlets at Seats. For those who forgot to recharge all their electronic devices the night before.
F5 Phone Jacks. For teleconferences. Our documentation on these rooms is limited, but we did try to note a few.

Writing Surfaces

Every GP room has some sort of writing surface. Only include these if you really care which type.

Code Definition
Z5 Whiteboard. Sometimes the pens will even be there.
Z6 Whiteboard Only (no Chalk). For our instructors that are allergic to chalk dust or have amathophobia.
Z7 Chalkboard (Any Size). Who needs color?
Z8 Board >= 24ft long. We have lowered the size to 24 ft. This now includes whiteboards, so if you are picky you may want to include either Z5 or Z7. Also includes rooms where the board may be shorter than 24ft but has sections that can be raised and lowered as needed.

Seating Arrangements

Please note that there are some rooms that don't fit neatly into an attribute we thought people would ask for. Who really requires fixed tablet chairs on a flat floor?

Code Definition
S0 Moveable Chairs (any). This includes both "S1" and/or "S3". The perfect choice if you want to be able to move things around.
S1 Tablet Arm Chairs (movable). Not bolted to the floor.
S3 Tables/Chairs (movable). Some tables are more movable than others. We tried to include those that can reasonably be repositioned to meet the needs of the class.
S5 Tiered Seating. Actually tiered or sloping, but generally fixed. Can be long tables, theatre style, starting flat and then going up, etc. Mostly large rooms.
   

"Permanent" Room Features

Code Definition
A4 Carpeted Floor. No guarantees as to coffee stains, but carpeted.
A6 Flat Floor. May be carpeted, linoleum, wood, or concrete.
A7 Raised Platform for Professor. Be aware that not all platforms are wheelchair accessible.
A8 Windows. Some degree of natural light. A tiny slit in a door does not count.
A9 Room Darkening Capability. This was somewhat of a judgment call. We didn't include any rooms with those wimpy white shades or blinds that won't close.
A2 Air Conditioning. Portable swamp coolers don't count.

Unique Features

Code Definition
F2 Demonstration Facilities. Rooms with gas/air hookups, etc. Not just a long table to put your stuff on.
SINK Sink used for class purposes. We even tested to make sure there was running water. Not sure if they actually drain to anywhere...
Z11 Proj Screen Offset From Board. One of the more confusing attributes. It includes rooms where the projection screen is not dead center of the front of the room. The screen may be half the front (to one side) or at an angle. Also includes rooms with multiple screens and rooms with one screen and writing surfaces on more than one wall. With multiple screens, the screen for the enhanced projector may still be centered. Generally more restrictive than the "Z12" attribute.
Z12 Proj Screen blocks < 50% board. Again, somewhat of a judgment call. We didn't include rooms where you have a bit of writing surface, the screen, and then a bit more of writing surface. We tried to include those where you can have the screen down and still have a single sizable chunk of writing area. Little whiteboards to the side don't count.
   
VPRS PH Requirements Specific. Unique PH equipment.

Accessibility

Code Definition
ALD Assistive Listening Devices. Rooms as provided by Media Services
ADI Wheelchair-accessible for Instr. Only includes rooms where the instructor can access all teaching equipment at the front of the room. Excludes rooms with platforms but no ramp.
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