ERIC Number: ED146994
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Critical Uses of College Resources. Part II: Utilization of Space Facilities.
Carter, Edith H.
Space utilization analysis is required as building programs are slowing in community colleges. State planning procedures fail to provide adequate information, since they tell little about the actual use of space. The formula derived by Bareither and Schillinger can evolve a space factor, using square feet per student station, hours per week the room is scheduled, and the percent of time each station is scheduled to calculate square feet per weekly student hours. In most community colleges, the number of students in each class, the size of rooms, and the number of stations in each room can be easily obtained and used to calculate the average station utilization rate and the room utilization by the following formulas: (1) Room Use = actual hours divided by possible hours x 100; (2) Station Use = actual stations occupied divided by possible stations occupied x 100; and (3) Possible Stations = weekly hours x number of stations. This methodology can be used to justify new space in spite of declining enrollments and to reallocate space for better utilization of present facilities. (Author/RT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Southeastern Region Conference of the AERA Special Interest Group in Community/Junior College Research (New Orleans, Louisiana, July 19-20, 1977). For a related document, see JC 780 008