ERIC Number: ED024240
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1964-Jul
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Flying a College on the Computer. The Use of the Computer in Planning Buildings.
Saint Louis Community Coll., MO.
Upon establishment of the St. Louis Junior College District, it was decided to make use of computer si"ulation facilities of a nearby aero-space contractor to develop a master schedule for facility planning purposes. Projected enrollments and course offerings were programmed with idealized student-teacher ratios to project facility needs. In comparing numbers of classrooms and laboratories needed from studies of current scheduling practices in other states, the computer simulation indicated one-third less instructional facilities were needed" This high facility utilization produced through computer simulation saved about $3,000,000 in building costs for one campus. The computer study cost $15,000. Analysis standards and methods used in the computer scheduling program GASP are described. (RP)
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Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Community Coll., MO.