ERIC Number: ED330239
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Study of Higher Education Space and Utilization Standards/Guidelines in California. Final Report. Commission Report 90-6.
MGT Consultants, Inc., Sacramento, CA.
This report presents findings, conclusions, and recommendations from a study of capital planning space standards and guidelines for classrooms, academic offices, research laboratories, and teaching laboratories in California. The report addresses the second and third of the study's three key objectives which were accomplished through three distinct phases of project work. The first phase was a national survey of all 50 states on how California's space standards/guidelines compare with those used in other states. The objectives of phases 2 and 3 were, respectively, (1) to evaluate the status of inventory measurement/record-keeping systems and space utilization study methods used in all three segments of California's public higher education system; and (2) to assess changes occurring in specific disciplines, since the current standards were set in the mid-1950s, which may have an impact on space needs. The products and results of each phase are presented in separate sections of the report and contain findings from California's community colleges, California State University, and the University of California. The final section has been organized to help the advisory committee for the project to identify and focus on issues and associated factors which must be addressed within the framework of an ordered agenda to overcome the complexities of this difficult and sensitive subject. Nine exhibits are included. (GLR)
Descriptors: Classrooms, Community Colleges, Facility Guidelines, Facility Inventory, Facility Planning, Higher Education, Laboratories, Offices (Facilities), School Space, Space Utilization, State Colleges, State Universities
Publications Office of the Commission, 1020 Twelfth Street, Third Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814-3985.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Authoring Institution: MGT Consultants, Inc., Sacramento, CA.