ERIC Number: ED194015
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Space Use--Space Needs: The Availability and Use of Public Senior Higher Education Facilities in Texas. CB Study Paper 28.
Texas Coll. and Univ. System, Austin. Coordinating Board.
The potential of improved space use as an alternative to new construction in Texas public colleges and universities was evaluated. Space utilization was measured in three ways, each of which viewed room use differently. The average number of hours per week that classrooms and class laboratories are in use on public university campuses was analyzed. Classroom and class laboratories are the two room types most frequently assigned for instruction and most basic to the universities' instructional mission. The percentage of all available rooms on public four-year campuses actually being used for scheduled instruction by hour of the day was assessed, as was the average percentage of seating occupied during scheduled class meetings in classrooms and class laboratories. Classroom and class laboratory student station size (area) in square feet was also considered. The state's five upper-level institutions are discussed, using the same utilization measures and the same data sources. A model for estimating facilities' needs as a practical extension of the basic orientation to space utilization is presented. (SW)
Descriptors: Campus Planning, Classrooms, College Buildings, College Planning, Educational Facilities, Facility Planning, Facility Utilization Research, Higher Education, Laboratories, Models, School Space, Space Utilization, State Colleges
Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System, P.O. Box 12788, Austin, TX 78711
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Coll. and Univ. System, Austin. Coordinating Board.