In the current climate, intentional planning is paramount to institutional stability and sustainability. Comprehensive master planning is designed to ask: How do you deal with aging facilities and deferred maintenance budgets? Is there a surplus or deficit of space on Campus? What will COVID-19 teach us about the need for physical space vs virtual/smart technology expansion and its impact on student success? What is the nature of facilities that best adapt to abrupt changes in the higher education landscape? A successful process, yields plausible solutions to that are both transformative and sustainable.
Through a competitive RFP process, the University secured the consultant services of Canizaro Cathow Davis to facilitate and shepherd this process. Employing shared governance, the process will be inclusive and engage a broad cross section of stakeholders. We will make available opportunities for the broader campus community and external stakeholders to contribute to the development of the CMP through focus groups and/or listening sessions. A website will be developed to track the progress of the process.
The process will be organized such that there will be two committees:
• Campus Master Planning Steering Committee
• Campus Master Planning Committee
The Committee will advise on appropriate implementation and monitoring in guiding the development of a plan.