The 2017 fall term sets a record for the number of courses offered at the 10 and 11 periods.
This creates a significant crunch for classroom space at these periods. Instructor classroom preferences are impacted when this happens, making it more difficult for faculty members to teach courses in the manner they may have planned.
Courses scheduled at less "prime time" periods are often able to be placed in classrooms that fit their ideal preferences - even during highly active terms like fall.
If classroom preferences are of high importance, faculty members should consider a change in the time their course is offered.