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University Space Committee

Mission:

The mission of the University Space Committee (USC) will be to provide strategic advice to the Provost on the allocation of campus space to serve the mission and goals of the university. USC will be responsible for:  1) Developing and recommending space utilization guidelines and processes to help communicate standards for space reviews and assignments, 2) Reviewing and making recommendations on opportunities for space use and/or reallocation of space on and off campus, 3) Helping to assure all space standards and management activities are transparent and disclosed to the campus community.

Charge:

USC membership is appointed by the Provost and the committee serves as advisors to the Provost.  USC will be co-chaired by the Provost and the Vice Chancellor for Planning and Budget. Administrative units under the Vice Chancellor for Planning and Budget will provide administrative support for USC.

 USC advice and recommendations may include considerations such as:  

  • Review of a unit or program’s space need(s)
  • Re-evaluation of space type uses (i.e. conversion of outdated wet labs with insufficient building infrastructure into a dry lab, office, conference room, or other less-intensive use)
  • Re-assignment of space to accommodate multifunctional use between organizations that share crosscutting university activities
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