We use an affordable system with an unfortunate name, SARS. It links to our Banner system and pulls in all classes. We can set individual tutor schedules for the semester.
We allow students to make minor tweaks to their weekly schedule until the 6th week of class. Most students stick to their weekly scheduled hours.
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Manager, Academic Success Resources
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I hesitate to admit this, but scheduling tutors is one of my greatest challenges with my job. I coordinate between 15 and 20 student employees, and each semester this is a headache for me. Our center does drop-in tutoring, so I set a schedule at the beginning of the semester and it (mostly) remains the same throughout. I spend hours trying to accommodate tutors’ class and job schedules, give them the number of hours they want, maintain sufficient coverage for each subject, and hire to fill gaps. I need to start creating the schedule for next semester, so I’m looking for suggestions before I dive in.
Does anyone else feel this way about scheduling?
What do you do to make it go smoothly?
Do you use a software or online program to manage/optimize scheduling? (I’ve been using Excel)
As always, thanks for your suggestions!
Academic Support Advisor
Iowa Western Community College
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