University of Minnesota Office of Classroom Management
Office of Undergraduate Education

Classroom Utilization Dashboard


Time Utilization:

Total hours the classroom is scheduled divided by the total hours the classroom was available to be scheduled expressed as a percentage.

Example: Class days in semester = 70, time period = 8am-5pm (9 hours), number of hours classroom scheduled = 315, then time utilization = (315)/(70*9) = 50%


Seat Utilization:

The average percentage of seats occupied in the classroom when the class is in use.

Projected: Calculation is based on seats requested by departments for class and event room assignments.

Actual: Calculation is based on actual class enrollment. (Actual event attendance is usually not available and is ignored for this calculation.)


Key Performance Indicator Goals:

The 1995 "University of Minnesota – Twin Cities Campus Classroom Study" recommends utilization goals of 71% Time Utilization and 65% Seat Utilization, based on the M-F, 8am – 5pm, 45-hour week.