ERIC Number: ED457748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
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The Role of Institutional Research in Space Planning: Helping All the Pieces Fit Together. AIR 2001 Annual Forum Paper.
Watt, Catherine E.; Chrestman, Ronnie E.; Johnston, Brian A.
A 2-year, and still ongoing, initiative was implemented at a land-grant research university to analyze academic and administrative space. Administrative attitudes were compared with faculty attitudes related to space priorities as part of the university's 10-year comprehensive plan. The Office of Institutional Research (OIR) served as the central point for quantitative information for the university and was central to the study of space distribution. Graduate assistants and staff visually and physically assessed every building on campus to verify the accuracy of past data collections and the existing facilities database. Information was also gathered from individual departments for approximately 11,000 rooms. Judging the "efficient use" of space remains subjective, but having current measurable information is making the process of space allocation go more smoothly. (Contains 3 tables and 13 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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