Paul: "These are my colleagues and friends, and I take a long view—I don’t ask folks to do anything I wouldn’t do."
Covid-19 makes course scheduling so much harder. In this webinar, get 15 tips from a UC Irvine Registrar and a former Wash U IT director
With 32 teams playing 16 times each, there are more possible NFL schedules than there are atoms in the universe.
Ryan: Undoubtedly, the worst thing that's happened would be COVID-19... I must have redone the schedule 3 or 4 times.
Before COVID-19, schools had just one schedule they were preparing for publication. Now they need several. See how schedule locking helps.
Create a contingency schedule, reduce room and course capacity, increase break-times, move to an online scheduling system.
Replicate a polished schedule. Change start times, change rooms, or move classes online. Experiment. See if a new strategy will work.
COVID-19 updates are ready. Schedule longer breaktimes for sanitization. Use adjusted room and course capacities for a socially-distanced schedule.