MERIT Space Scheduling Priorities

MERIT Space Scheduling Priorities

MERIT teaching spaces are available for both regularly scheduled School of Education (SoE) classes and occasional class use; however, priority is granted to SoE classes using MERIT resources, and where MERIT lab space is the primary classroom space specified in the UW Timetable.

Requests are processed on a first-come-first-serve basis.

  1. Spaces may be reserved for up to four hours at a time.
  2. Reservations will be forfeited if the reserving party has not arrived within 20 minutes of the start time of the reservation.
  3. If classrooms are scheduled for individual class sessions and workshops during times when the MERIT is not open for service, the sponsoring department or unit will be responsible for paying MERIT during the hours of the class session or workshop. The MERIT classroom coordinator will determine the appropriate staffing for each event. Requests for scheduling of space outside posted MERIT Library hours must be made at least one month in advance in order to allow time to secure staffing for the date needed. Please note that reservations outside normal operating hours are not guaranteed, availability will be determined by MERIT Classroom Coordinator. MERIT will provide a cost estimate for the reservation prior to final confirmation.

First Priority:

Regularly scheduled School of Education classes where MERIT class space is noted in the UW timetable.

Request timeline: One year in advance from instruction start date, and minimum of 1 week prior to class date. To uphold reservation, please provide verification that MERIT class space will be specified in UW timetable.

Second Priority:

School of Education classes where primary location is outside of the MERIT.

Request timeline: Eight months in advance from instruction start date, and minimum of one week prior to class date. The instructor is encouraged to schedule MERIT lab space on specific dates when classes require MERIT lab resources.

Third priority:

Occasional use of space for School of Education programs.

Request Timeline: Schedule up to 4 months in advance of class date, and minimum of one week prior to class date. Examples include School of Education (SoE) meetings, ePortfolio training; SoE Outreach sessions.

Fourth priority:

Non-School of Education (SoE) class or activity.

Request Timeline: Schedule up to one month in advance of class date, and minimum of one week prior to class date. Examples include classes outside of the SoE, DOIT training.