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
Louis Burkwhat, M.A.E., M.Div.
Director Academic Success Center
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