Universities and colleges face a particularly complex challenge when they decide to move from traditional timetables to an automated timetable system. Institutions rightly see such a move as a better way to manage space utilization, but this can be a very disruptive exercise if not handled correctly, and can lead to many unexpected problems that may adversely affect the students and both the academic and administrative staff. Mosaic Space is able to assist with choosing the right software for an institution, and has wide experience of implementing timetabling software at more than thirty universities and colleges worldwide.
Timetable Software Selection Project
Mosaic Space assisted a large suburban university in planning the implementation of an automated timetable system. This included a cost-benefit analysis which investigated the various data interfaces that were already in place at the university, and how a new timetable system might be integrated with the existing systems. In addition, Mosaic Space spoke with the major stakeholders and established the current cost of timetabling and calculated the long term benefits that an automated system would bring.
The creation of a detailed implementation plan was also part of the brief. Mosaic Space provided the framework for identifying the resources that would be necessary for the timetable system implementation and developed a strategy and a detailed project plan that addressed both the technical aspects and the change management requirements that would be needed for a successful transition.
Space And Timetable Policy