Incentivizing faculty to voluntarily vacate private offices

By Ann Forman

As Facilities leaders seek to improve space utilization on campus, private faculty offices remain an area of opportunity and frustration. On one hand, technology advances and simple faculty preference result in faculty members increasingly working from locations across campus or from home. On the other hand, faculty’s right to private offices is a long-standing tradition, and few campus leaders are willing to mandate any changes.

Luckily, a few institutions have had early success incentivizing faculty to voluntarily vacate their private offices.

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