There’s good news for you if part of your job includes scheduling classroom or event space. After a diverse group of campus partners participated in a software selection process, coming this summer, CollegeNET’s 25Live software will become the new tool for classroom and event scheduling. Currently, there are different scheduling tools for UNC Classroom scheduling and UNC Carolina Union Event scheduling. Specifically, the Office of the University Registrar schedules classes using Ad Astra and the UNC Carolina Union staff uses the EMS scheduling tool.
With 25Live, schedulers can go to one source and see the real-time availability of key spaces on campus. Among the benefits the University will see are:
- More efficient and transparent use of key University space resources
- Access to real-time availability reporting of campus spaces
- Ability to account for students, faculty, and staff quickly and precisely during a campus emergency
- Centralized support for campus partners
Earlier this year, a project team with members from the Carolina Union, the University Registrar, and ITS began working closely with CollegeNET to get the software “UNC ready.” When configuring a system that will be used across campus, it’s important to get input from those who will be using the software. With that in mind, earlier this week, the project team invited schedulers from across campus to join a Campus Partners network so they can gather input and feedback before the system go-live.
The current plan is for the Carolina Union Events staff to start using 25Live in the summer of 2020 and the University Registrar will begin using it for classroom scheduling this fall.
“This new system is something the campus has needed for years to help us unify our data and event efforts. We’re grateful for the support from both the Provost and from IT in helping make this a reality.”
Joe Singer, Senior Associate Director, Carolina Union, 25Live Project Sponsor