ERIC Number: ED116740
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Utilization of Instructional Space at Central Oregon Community College, Fall Term, 1974.
Willis, Robert N.
This report focuses on utilization of instructional space at Central Oregon Community College during fall 1974. Utilization as herein defined is restricted in scope and applies only to regularly scheduled classes which meet during the hours listed in the registrar's schedule of class-hour meetings. This study assesses the degree to which available instructional space accommodates the various instructional programs and their corresponding student loads. An equally valuable outcome of this study rests on its value in estimating future space requirements. Four basic types of rooms are identified: general classrooms, seminar rooms, teaching laboratories, and teaching auditoriums. Relevant considerations include the building in which the room is located, the number of square feet, and the number of student stations. The utilization of instructional space is analyzed according to the following variables: days of the week, hours of the day, building, size of room, class size in relation to room capacity. This report recommends that lectures normally be scheduled in general purpose classrooms, thus freeing laboratories for additional laboratory-oriented classes. Also discussed are courses not requiring the assignment of regular instruction instructional space, and the use of off-campus facilities. Data are organized into 10 tables. (Author/NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Central Oregon Community Coll., Bend.