ERIC Number: ED457738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
A Quantitative Approach To Improve Classroom-Space Utilization. AIR 2001 Annual Forum Paper.
Abou-Sayf, Frank K.
A study was conducted to assess classroom utilization at a university and to make recommendations to optimize the use of the space available. Seven steps were involved in the study: (1) preparing the inventory of space; (2) identifying the variables; (3) making assumptions for the study and changes to carry it out; (4) calculating mean numbers of classes in each classroom (credit or noncredit); (5) reallocating classrooms by department; (6) making recommendations for best use of classroom space; and (7) consulting with department heads about the recommendations. Data were from fall 1999. At least 17 classrooms were identified as under-used, and a detailed utilization map was developed to support the reallocation of space among departments. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Institutional Research (41st, Long Beach, CA, June 3-6, 2001).