Request to Make a Significant Change in a Classroom
Classroom Utilization Advisory Committee
1 Requested by: _______________________________________________ Date:
Building: _______________________________________________ Room No: ______________________
2 Identify the space affected by the request (building, room number, other identifying information.)
This form will be completed by any department that wishes to make a significant change to any ETSU classroom and
submitted to the Classroom Utilization Advisory Committee through the Office of Academic Affairs. A “classroom” is
defined as any space owned or controlled by ETSU in which classes are officially scheduled. The term may also include
space that routinely supports instruction and is essential to that instruction, for example, preparation and storage space
for labs. A “significant change” is defined as any action that will:
• Change the purpose or function of a classroom, either to make the space something other than a classroom or
to significantly alter the nature, function, or instruction classification of a classroom.
• Significantly change the seating capacity of a classroom.
• Designate a classroom as “dedicated” for scheduling.
• Designate a classroom as “first priority” for scheduling.
• Schedule classes in time/day patterns that are non-standard.
• In any other way alter the university’s ability to use the space for instruction.
This review process focuses on the feasibility and wisdom of the requested changes in light of the university’s need to
preserve, improve, and make efficient use of limited space for instruction. The Classroom Utilization Advisory
Committee will recommend to the Provost, based solely on this perspective. Approval does not imply any funding or
other logistical support for the proposal.
This form is not required to take a classroom offline temporarily for renovation and repair, as long as the essential
purpose and function of the room is not changed significantly. These projects should be coordinated with Facilities
Management, the Office of the Registrar, and all affected departments and colleges.
3 Describe the nature of the requested change. What has been the recent usage of the space? How will displaced
classes and other activities be accommodated? (Note: The Registrar’s Office will provide data on room usage to the
committee. The department does not need to provide this.)