ERIC Number: ED434709
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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VCCS Utilization of Classrooms and Labs, Fall 1998.
McHewitt, Earl R.
This report describes Virginia Community College System's (VCCS) performance on several facilities utilization measures for 1998 and compares measures with standards adopted by the state council. As a system, classrooms were used an average of 33 hours per week and were occupied at an average of 67% capacity. Laboratories were used 26 hours per week and were occupied at 75% capacity. Lab use exceeded SCHEV standards for use and occupancy (24 hours per week at 78 percent). For classrooms, the actual use is below the standard of 40 hours but exceeds the occupancy standard of 60 percent. Only three of 23 colleges exceeded classroom usage standards. All measures include both for-credit and not-for-credit instruction in permanent, on-campus facilities. Two figures graph average weekly hours of usage for classroom and laboratories at each campus. Tables detail: the number of classrooms and laboratories at each campus and the square footage of these facilities; actual vs. target weekly room use, weekly station use and occupancy rate; weekly station use hours for classrooms at each campus from 1994, 1996, and 1998; weekly station use hours for laboratories at each campus from 1994, 1996, and 1998; extended-day utilization of on-site space for each campus from fall 1998. (RDG)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Community Colleges, Richmond.