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Facilities and Operations
Ad Astra... Pros and Cons...
W. 'Otis' Mamed, MS. Director, CCSU Student Centerhttp://stdctr.ccsu.edu | Personal Twitter = omamedEvents http://today.ccsu.edu | Event Tweet=CCSUToday
We currently use Ad Astra for our scheduling of union (and auxiliary sites), athletic facilities, and classrooms. It is pretty straight forward to use but not all that useful if all components are not integrated (web features).
We have to look up each request to see availability and conflicts (across all three administrative units). We endeavor to alleviate conflicts in scheduling but the ease of this is not very evident.
I've used other programs for scheduling previously and have found them more intuitive but we use Ad Astra and it minimally meets our needs.
Would I purchase it again? Not sure I would but it supposedly is designed to be integrated into our overall data management system (including our student data) but I have not seen the integration nor do I really feel it will be all that effective if the integration does occur.
Director of Student Activities & Campus Union