Accession Number : ADA119763

Title :   A Cornell University Large Classroom Utilization Study.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Armitage,David Michael ; Fung,Johnny Tak-yuen ; Pangborn,Linda Louise

PDF Url : ADA119763

Report Date : May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : This project seeks to determine if there is a shortage of large classrooms and lecture halls at Cornell. A large classroom, for the purposes of this project, is one with a capacity of 68 or more. A total of 75 rooms at Cornell fit this size description. Two quantitative measures, the utilization rate and the occupancy rate, provide a basis for the analysis performed in arriving at the results. The utilization rate is the percentage of time a classroom is used. The occupancy rate is the average percentage of seats occupied when a classroom is used. The rates are determined for all 75 rooms using Fall 1981 data. The data consists of sections, days, times and class enrollments for these larger classrooms. Final results of the analysis indicate there is no physical shortage of large classrooms and lecture halls at Cornell. In fact, the average utilization rate of all rooms is approximately 56%, and the average occupancy rate is only 45%.

Descriptors :   *Buildings, *Space(Room), *Workplace layout, *Utilization, Shortages, Sizes(Dimensions), Seats, Capacity(Quantity), Lectures, Instructions, Structural engineering, Research management, Theses

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE