ERIC Number: ED104484
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
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Planning an Effective Behavioral Science Building.
Jones, Lee C.
The State of Florida allocated funds for a new Social Science building at Broward Community College, North Campus. The ground floor was to be devoted to the Behavioral Science Department. Using the results of a previously-completed departmental self-study which surveyed departmental purposes, the present status of each course, teaching methods, grade distributions within the department, personal characteristics of faculty members, the quality of library holdings, the suitability of present physical facilities, and faculty attitudes toward departmental policies, and which provided ten year projections of the numbers of students and instructors, the researcher developed detailed plans for the interior of the ground floor of this new building. Keeping the general considerations of the philosophy, organization, and teaching needs of the department in mind, the most efficient method of utilizing the 6,400 square feet available was ascertained. Final plans include 11 offices, four flexible classrooms, four seminar rooms, and an educational laboratory equipped with study carrels for individualized instruction and a computer terminal. The author recommends that faculty and students participate in facility planning and that these plans be submitted to them for review and suggestions. Actual building plans and the self-study report are appended. (DC)
Descriptors: Behavioral Sciences, Carrels, Classrooms, College Faculty, Educational Facilities, Educational Objectives, Enrollment Projections, Facility Planning, Flexible Facilities, Grading, Library Materials, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Participation, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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