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Educational Video Classrooms
Regional Scheduling Priorities

Region I | Region II | Region III | Region IV | Region V
Region VI | Region VII | Region IX | Region X | Region XI
Region XII | Region XIII | Region XIV | Region XV | Region XVI

Region I Priorities

 

7:00am-3:00pm....Monday-Friday.....K-12

3:00pm-5:30pm....Monday-Friday.....Keystone AEA

5:30pm-9:00pm....Monday-Friday and all day Saturday.....

Time will be divided among community colleges' credit and continuing education, Regents universities, and private colleges/universities according to Area I Scheduling Conflict Resolution.

Priority will be given to educational instruction over any meeting. Other considerations for ICN scheduling will be evaluated on the following criteria, not necessarily in this order:

a. Credit vs. non-credit

b. Demonstrated demand for course/activity

c. Continuing flow of study from one course to another

d. Establishment of site recognition for a program of study

e. Full term vs. short term or "one shot" events

f. Community or regional requests or local needs

g. Institutional promise vs. output performance of previous classes

h. Transferable accreditation value of class

i. Workshops, seminars, and meetings originating within Region 1 will have priority over outside originators.

j. Scheduling histories of a requester will also be considered.

 

Any conflicts not resolved by the RTC will be submitted to the ETC.

Region II Priorities

First priority will be given to all instruction over any meeting.

 

1. 7:00am-5:00pm....Monday-Friday.....K-12, AEA

(any offerings that serve K-12 students)

2. 5:00pm-10:00pm...Monday-Friday and all day Saturday.....

Postsecondary (semester-long offerings)

3. Courses less than a full semester in length, workshops, and seminars.

4. Meetings

a. Times not scheduled by the first scheduling deadline for each semester will be available on a first come, first served basis.

b. Any conflict not resolved by the schedulers will be submitted to the RTC, and if not resolved, to the ETC.

c. This is a working document and will be subject to periodic review by the Area 2 RTC.

Region III Priorities

The RTC will honor any commitments to on-going programs. The RTC feels, however, that a list of priorities should be developed and distributed to all users. Those priorities are as follows:

 

1. A balance of graduate, undergraduate, k-12, and continuing education will be developed and maintained.

2. Long-term courses will be considered before short-term or one-time sessions.

3. A commitment to existing degree and K-12 programming will be maintained.

4. A commitment to educational value over convenience.

5. Finally, demonstrated interest or need for specific programming.

It is the intention of the Area 3 RTC to provide what it considers the best, most-wanted, educational opportunities to the area.

The previous priority statements should be considered a working document that will be reviewed and/or revised as needed.

Region IV Priorities

 

7:00am-3:00pm.....Monday-Friday..........K-12, NCC

3:00pm-5:00pm.....Monday-Friday..........AEA 4

5:00pm-10:30pm...Monday-Friday & Saturdays.....NCC, community colleges, regents universities,private colleges, AEA 4

First priority will be given to educational instruction over any meeting. Other considerations for ICN scheduling will be evaluated based on the following criteria, not necessarily in this order:

a. Semester long courses vs. one-time events

b. Credit vs. non-credit

c. Demonstrated demand for course/activity

d. Continuing course series

e. Establishment of site recognition for a program of study

f. Community or regional requests for local needs

g. Institutional promise vs. output performance of previous classes

h. Transferable accreditation value of class

i. Workshops, seminars, and meetings originating within Region IV will have priority over outside originators.

Any conflicts not resolved by the RTC will be submitted to the ETC.

Region V Priorities

 

Requests for use of Region V ICN classrooms (to include only those not requiring approval) are evaluated according to site requested based on rankings of request in first, second, and third considerations, with the lowest point value of request granted the highest priority. In the event of a tie in point values, the regional scheduler will negotiate first, then first party requesting as final resolution if conflicting requests cannot be negotiated.

K-12 and AEA Sites; 7:00am-3:30pm; Monday-Friday

First consideration: Programming (Audience)

1. Regular programming and enrichment programming for K-12 students @ K-12 sites.

2. Staff development @ K-12 sites (AEA, ICCC, etc.)

3. Postsecondary educational programming:

a. College credit educational offerings

b. Non-credit educational offerings

4. Other--meetings

Second consideration: Time

1. Regular programming - i.e., semester length presentation

2. Multiple presentation dates 3. Single presentation date

Third consideration: Provider

1. Local school districts - K-12 as provider

2. Local education agencies as provider (AEAs, ICCC, BVU)

3. Outside educational agencies as provider (higher ed)

 

K-12 and AEA Sites; 3:30-10:30pm; Monday-Friday; 8am-4:30pm; Saturday

First consideration: Programming (Audience)

1. Staff development (AEA, ICCC, other) 3:30-6:00pm, Monday-Friday

2. Postsecondary credit classes (educational offerings that result in a diploma or degree will be granted first consideration over other credit classes.

3. Non-credit programming

Second consideration: Time

1. Regular programming - i.e., semester-length presentation

2. Multiple presentation dates 3. Single presentation date

Third consideration: Provider

1. Local school districts - (K-12, AEA, or whomever provided the room)

2. Other local educational agencies as provider (ICCC, BVU)

3. Outside educational agencies as provider (higher ed)

 

Community College Sites; 7am-10:30pm; Monday-Friday; 8am-4pm; Saturday

First consideration: Programming (Audience)

1. Educational offerings, credit or non-credit, for community college students/staff at community college sites based on local need.

2. Other college credit programming

3. Other non-credit programming 4. Other authorized use (meetings, etc.)

Second consideration: Time

1. Local need for programming of any presentation length for community college students/staff at community college sites.

2. Semester-length programming, with educational offerings which result in a diploma or degree being granted consideration over college credit offerings.

3. Multiple presentation dates 4. Single presentation dates

Third consideration: Provider

1. Local authorized educational agency as provider (ICN room provider); and/or if local authorized educational agency as provider (ICN room provider) is working in collaboration with another education institution.

2. Other local authorized educational agencies as provider (BVU, AEA, etc.).

3. Outside authorized educational agencies as provider.

4. Other authorized agencies as provider.

Region VI Priorities

The goal for scheduling is to achieve balanced programming and to serve a wide spectrum of students with a choice of programming at every educational level. To achieve that balance, programming will be selected on the needs of the community IVEN serves as determined by the following guidelines:

 

1. The course/program is needed by students in other locations and is difficult or impossible for them to get.

2. The course/program expands and/or enhances the curriculum for students.

3. The program is of a semester length and a necessary course in a larger program.

4. The course is unique or provides access to regionally or nationally known presenters.

5. The program is compatible with telecommunications presentation and interactivity is intrinsic to the course/event.

6. For staff development or administrative meetings, travel time and expense would be substantial.

7. For requests from users other than educational institutions, the program/course is educational in nature.

Region VII Priorities

 

a. Semester-long courses originating at educational institutions within Area 7.

b. Semester-long courses originating at educational institutions outside Area 7.

c. Part-semester courses originating at educational institutions within Area 7.

d. Part-semester courses originating at educational institutions outside Area 7.

e. Workshops, seminars, and meetings originating within Area 7 (single day or scattered dates).

f. Workshops, seminars, and meetings originating outside of Area 7 (single day or scattered dates).

g. Other events or classes.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS:

a. Credit course leading to a degree or certification

b. Demonstrated demand for course activity

c. Courses do not compete with in-region offerings

Region IX Priorities

 

a. 7:00am-3:30pm.....Monday-Friday.....K-12 offerings

b. 3:30pm-5:00pm.....Monday-Friday.....AEA offerings

c. After 5:00pm, Monday-Friday and all day Saturdays.....Higher education offerings that are semester/quarter-long, sequential, unique to the area, originating within Area IX, and approved by ICCPHE.

d. After 5:00pm, Monday-Friday and all day Saturdays.....Higher education offerings that are semester/quarter long, sequential, unique to the area, originating outside Area IX, and approved by ICCPHE.

e. Workshops, seminars, and meetings originating within Area IX.

f. Workshops, seminars, and meetings originating outside Area IX.

g. Monday-Friday, 7am-3:30pm....High school offerings will take priority at HS sites.

h. Monday-Friday....One-time/short-term offerings will take priority at National Guard sites.

Region X Priorities

 

Higher Education Sites:

1. Semester-long college credit courses originating in Region X

2. Semester-long college credit courses originating outside of Region X

3. Semester-long courses originating in Region X

4. Semester-long courses originating outside of Region X

5. College credit courses less than a semester in length originating in Region X

6. College credit courses less than a semester in length originating outside of Region X

7. Workshops, seminars, and meetings originating in Region X

8. Workshops, seminars, and meetings originating outside of Region X


K-12 Sites and AEA:


8:00am-3:30pm.....Monday-Friday

The flexible extended timeline that allows school districts to schedule thier ICN classrooms will be followed.


3:30pm-5:00pm.....Monday-Friday

1. Staff development activities originating in Region X

2. College credit courses originating in Region X

3. Workshops, seminars, and meetings originating in Region X

4. Staff development activities originating outside of Region X

5. College credit courses originating outside of Region X

6. Workshops, seminars, and meetings originating outside of Region X


5:00pm-10:00pm....Monday-Friday

1. College credit courses originating in Region X

2. Staff development activities originating in Region X

3. College credit courses originating outside of Region X

4. Staff development activities originating outside of Region X

5. Workshops, seminars, and meetings originating in Region X

6. Workshops, seminars, and meetings originating outside of Region X

Region XI Priorities

 

1. Local site events:

a. K-12 activity from 8:00am-3:00pm

b. Demonstrated local demand for course/activity

 

2. Programs:

a. Credit course which is part of a sequence leading to a degree or certificate.

b. Credit course which is scheduled for the full term.

c. Credit course which is scheduled for a portion of the term. Priority will be given to those originating in Area XI.

 

3. Non-Credit:

a. Continuing education, seminar series, conferences originating in Area XI.

b. Continuing education, seminar series, conferences originating outside Area XI.

 

4. Meetings/Demonstrations

First priority will be given to all educational instruction over any meeting. Any conflicts not resolved by the RTC will be submitted to the ETC.

Region XII Priorities

 

7:00am-8:00am.....Monday-Friday.....AEA/Meetings

8:00am-11:30am.....Monday-Friday.....K-12

8:00am-4:00pm.....Saturday.....Regional continuing education (credit, non-credit, workshops)

11:30am-3:00pm.....Monday-Friday.....Community college

3:00pm-4:30pm.....Monday-Friday.....AEA

4:30pm-10:00pm.....Monday, Wednesday, Friday.....Regional colleges (community, private)

Tuesday, Thursday.....Statewide programming (regents, others)

First priority will be given to educational instruction over any meeting. Other considerations for ICN scheduling will be evaluated based on the following criteria, not necessarily in this order:

a. Credit vs. non-credit

b. Demonstrated demand for course/activity

c. Continuing flow of study from one course to another

d. Establishment of site recognition for a program of study

e. Full term vs. short term or "one shot"

f. Community requests for specialized education

g. Institutional promise vs. output performance of previous classes

h. Transferable accreditation value of class

Any conflicts not resolved by the RTC will be submitted to the ETC.

Region XIII Priorities

1. Educational instruction over any meeting

2. Educational media offered as determined by needs assessment

3. Other considerations (not in any particular order) are:

a. credit vs. non-credit

b. continuing series of courses

c. establishment of site recognition for a program of study

d. full term vs. short term or "one shot"

e. community requests for specialized education

f. regional saturation

g. institutional promise vs. output performance of previous classes

h. transferable accreditation value of class

Region XIV Priorities

 

7:00am-3:30pm.....Monday-Friday.....K-12

3:30pm-5:30pm.....Monday-Friday.....Green Valley AEA

5:30pm-10:30pm.....Monday-Friday and all day Saturday....Divided between community colleges, continuing education, regent universities, and private college/universities according to Area XIV scheduling conflict resolution.

First priority will be given to educational instruction over any meeting. Other considerations for ICN scheduling will be evaluated on the following criteria:

a. Credit vs. non-credit

b. Demonstrated demand or need for a course or activity

c. Continuing flow of study from one course to another

d. Establishment of site recognition for a program of study

e. Full term vs. short term or "one shot"

f. Institutional promise vs. output performance of previous class

g. Transferable accreditation value of a class

Scheduling histories of a requester will also be considered. Any conflicts not resolved by the RTC will be submitted to the ETC.

Region XV Priorities

 

7:00am-4:30pm.....Monday-Friday

a. K-12 uses or users at K-12 sites

b. Community college uses or users at community college sites

c. Educational offerings credit or non-credit

d. Meetings/demonstrations/other

 

4:30pm-10:30pm.....Monday-Friday

8:00am-4:00pm.....Saturdays

a. Credit or non-credit programming originated within Area XV

b. Educational offerings, credit or non-credit, originating outside Area XV

c. Meetings/demonstrations/other originating inside Area XV

d. Meetings/demonstrations/other originating outside Area XV

Region XVI Priorities

1. Semester-long courses sponsored by educational institutions within Area XVI

2. Semester-long courses sponsored by educational institutions outside Area XVI

3. Part-semester courses sponsored by educational institutions within Area XVI

4. Part-semester courses sponsored by educational institutions outside Area XVI

5. Workshops, seminars, and meetings sponsored within Area XVI

6. Workshops, seminars, and meetings sponsored outside Area XVI

7. Other events or classes

Items to be considered in making a final determination:

a. Demonstrated demand for a course or a program.

b. Commitment to existing degree and K-12 programming will be considered.

c. Programs submitted after scheduling deadlines will be on a first come, first served basis.

d. Any conflicts not resolved by the area scheduler can be appealed to the RTC, and if not resolved, to the ETC.

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