ERIC Number: ED071555
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.
Traditional dormitories are out of step with the concepts of higher education that make the 4 years of college a cultural and social experience as well as a period for gathering information on academic topics. These experiences are not served well in twin-bed rooms lined along both sides of corridors that lead only to stairwells or gang bathrooms. This publication is about economical ways to provide better housing for students. It advocates humanizing existing dormitories by changing the standard double rooms into suites of bedrooms sharing a living room. For colleges needing new residences it recommends building suites or apartment-type accommodations since colleges that have used these approaches report warm response from their students. The book also touches on alternatives to traditional methods for obtaining new residences through management techniques, leasing buildings or forming co-ops. These variations on the old processes can provide superior facilities and also circumvent the fiscal bind where colleges have operating expenses by not enough capital funds. (Author/HS)
Descriptors: College Housing, College Students, Design Requirements, Dormitories, Higher Education, Housing Needs, Student Needs
Educational Facilities Laboratories, 477 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10022. ($2.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.