510.7 Space Allocation Issues
Affirmed 2003-08-01, Updated 2004-09-01
All spaces on campus are recognized as being institutional space, to be used for the common good and to potentially serve multiple purposes or multiple departments/offices. Departments and individuals are caretakers of the spaces they have been allocated and use space under the general institutional expectation of good stewardship and flexibility. It is recognized that reallocation of space can and does occur frequently on campus, and all classrooms, offices, conference rooms, etc. are all subject to reallocation according to institutional priorities.
The Space Planning Committee processes all requests for new or renovated spaces on campus. In addition, the Space Planning Committee processes and recommends to the President’s Council any broad reallocations of space to new or different uses. Any functional change by a department in the use of specific space must be processed by Space Planning Committee.
- Office and classroom space issues should be referred to the academic dean. As needed, the dean will consult with others.
- The registrar assigns classes to classroom locations with oversight from the academic dean.
- Academic office spaces are assigned by the academic dean.
Administrative office spaces and common spaces are the responsibility of the VP for Finance as executive secretary of the Space Planning Committee.
Reservations of Spaces
Reservation requests for all campus spaces (classrooms, conference rooms, etc.), other than for regularly scheduled classes, are directed to individual building designates through the campus Corporate Time scheduler program. The individual building designates approve or deny these requests based on guidelines for use that have been developed for each building.