ERIC Number: ED483685
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Update on Space and Utilization Policies in Higher Education. Commission Report 04-13
California Postsecondary Education Commission
California's current Space and Utilization Standards are no longer appropriate or realistic for determining the need for academic space in its public colleges and universities. The Commission finds that flexible space and utilization guidelines for California's public postsecondary institutions provides the most efficient and effective approach for meeting the evolving needs of academic programs. This report is provided as an update to the Commission's 1990 study, "A Capacity for Learning," which examines higher education space and utilization guidelines both in California and around the nation. It reviews and evaluates the Commission's space guidelines from a national perspective of policy research and provides information from other states. It includes background and historical information on space planning polices in California, presents contemporary information, and draws conclusions about emerging trends in higher education space usage policies and practices. The update also addresses several issues raised by the Legislative Analyst's Office with regard to the Commission's 1990 study.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Colleges, Guidelines, School Space, State Standards, Educational Policy, Educational Planning, Space Utilization, Educational Finance
California Postsecondary Education Commission, 1303 J Street, Suite 500, Sacramento, CA 95814-2938. Tel: 916-322-9268; Web site: http://www.cpec.ca.gov.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: California Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento