About OCM

The Office of Classroom Management (OCM) directly supports high-quality teaching and learning by faculty and students in University teaching and learning environments.

OCM is the central point of contact, and single point of responsibility and accountability, for all general purpose classroom and study space issues on the Twin Cities campus. OCM also has system-wide responsibility for academic scheduling.

OCM is a national leader in the coordination and operation of classrooms and is focused on the continual improvement of teaching and learning environments.

Review our responsibilities and areas of focus below. You can also see our department's organizational chart and where we are located within Academic Support Resources (ASR).

Provide feedback on classrooms or learning spaces. 

Purpose statement

  • We strive to support teaching and learning excellence by providing and managing high-quality learning environments.
  • We advocate for student and faculty needs within learning environments as the provost’s agent and primary subject matter resource.
  • We collect, support, utilize, and distribute data to promote efficient use of University resources.

Areas of focus

  • Academic room scheduling

  • Classroom space utilization

  • Class scheduling

  • Inventory requirements

  • Scheduling software and database admin and training

  • Scheduling standards and performance monitoring

  • Academic building renovation and construction

  • Capital planning

  • Classroom fixtures, furnishings, and equipment (FF&E)

  • Classroom maintenance and performance monitoring

  • Learning environment standards

  • Physical design and planning

  • Student study space development

  • Event scheduling

  • Classroom advocacy and communication

  • Faculty support/problem response

  • Problem responses, resolution, and evaluation

  • Technology standards

  • Classroom technology environment and performance

  • Design

  • Installation

  • Maintenance

Commitment to providing quality support

As the central point of contact and single point of responsibility for all general purpose classroom issues, we have negotiated with the University's service provider, Facilities Management (FM), to establish service level expectations. Please see FM services for more information.

Service partners

University Senate policies