ERIC Number: ED243544
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide to Facility Use for Non-College Users. Working Paper Series.
Huber, William G.
In developing or revising a policy for the use of college facilities by non-campus groups, several issues must be considered after the board of trustees has formally authorized the practice. First, a determination must be made on whether to interpret this authorization broadly and allow for heavy use, or narrowly and restrict use. Second, the college administration must decide which groups have priority in the use of resources. Third, administrative convenience and the need to avoid confrontation between campus and non-campus groups must be taken into consideration. Fourth, the college must consider how best to minimize, manage, and insure against risk. Fifth, the best methods of protecting the college's physical plan must be identified. Sixth, the amount of employee time and energy involved in making college facilities available to outside groups must be understood. Finally, the college must set policy regarding usage and rental fees. Concerns stemming from these issues prompted the re-evaluation of County College of Morris's (CCM'S) facility-use policy, and a committee was established to develop proposals for a new college policy. The elements to be covered in the policy were statement of purpose; users, eligibility, and equipment; insurance; personnel; supplies; regulations; conduct and compliance; fees; food service; and alcoholic beverages. A formula for determining rental fees and other costs at CCM is appended. (HB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council on Community Services and Continuing Education.