Utilization Studies

An important objective of all institutional planning processes is to improve the allocation and management of resources. Academic institutions seeking to understand efficiency in their operational systems can benefit from a utilization study, which entails an examination of the distribution and scheduling practices of classrooms and teaching laboratories.

Our utilization studies identify the following elements, categorizing rooms by size and category.

  • Rooms with the highest utilization rates
  • Under-utilized rooms
  • A better mix for improvement of space utilization

Paulien & Associates provides precise information that compiles weekly room hours, weekly student contact hours, and student station occupancy rates. The final report includes numerical and graphical representations of findings by building, time of day, and department. Detailed findings by room are often part of these studies.

Our reports are intended for executive level audiences. We prepare graphics that clearly illustrate the findings.