Manage Complex Academic Scheduling and Hybrid Programs with Ease
We recently heard from Bre Taylor, MPH Program Support Specialist with the Department of Physical Therapy at Arcadia University. Bre uses Teamup to schedule a Doctor of Physical Therapy program that supports over 250 students. With both on-campus and hybrid entry-level programs and a PhD program, the academic scheduling gets complicated. There are often conflicts with spacing and instructor availability, Bre explained. And those conflicts have to be solved with both student and faculty needs in mind.
The challenge of multiple program pathways
They previously used Excel block scheduling to manage the program. But in 2020, when they introduced a new hybrid option for students, they needed a better scheduling tool.
So the IT team researched several options, which they shared with the scheduling team.
Teamup: Customizable scheduling solution
Custom fields for a sortable teaching schedule
The team got started, setting up and customizing their Teamup calendar. They created sub-calendars, added custom fields, and set up customized access for staff and students. The custom fields with built-in filters are especially helpful.
Export and import for quick data duplication
Another helpful feature: the import/export functionality. They’re able to archive previous calendars with a CSV export. When needed, they can adjust the date and import to plan ahead for next year’s schedules or events.
Mobile app for student schedule visibility
It’s a complicated scheduling job, but Teamup is making it easier. And for students, Teamup’s mobile app is a winner.
Since integrating Teamup in 2020, Bre and the team at Arcadia University can schedule efficiently and keep staff, faculty, and students updated. No more wrestling with Excel blocks! We’re glad to be part of the solution for this dynamic program.