ERIC Number: ED245752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Use of College Facilities for Non-College and Non-Instructional College Activities.
Montgomery Coll., Rockville, MD. Office of Institutional Research.
As part of its continuing assessment of its impact on the community, Montgomery College conducted a study to determine the usage of various campus facilities by college and community groups over a four-month period between January 1, 1983 and April 30, 1983. Facilities officers on each of the college's three campuses were asked to complete usage forms indicating the type of facility (e.g., classroom, lecture hall, and gymnasium), the size of the facility, hours of use per day, number of times used, time of day facility was used, and the number of people involved. Information was collected for facility use for non-college purposes and for non-instructional college activities, with focus on group rather than individual usage. Study findings included the following: (1) diverse groups of people used campus facilities during the period for purposes including social events, academic pursuits, meetings, lectures, and performances; (2) regular campus buildings were used for non-college activities an average of 58 times per month; (3) non-college groups tended to schedule activities more often during the evening hours, while college groups tended to use the facilities more often during the day; (4) the average number of activities scheduled each month in physical education facilities was 473 for the non-college groups and 28 for the college groups; and (5) an average of 144 non-instructional college activities were scheduled in regular buildings each month. The study report includes findings for the college as a whole and each campus and the usage forms. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montgomery Coll., Rockville, MD. Office of Institutional Research.