IV. Plan Principles
Campus Master Planning: Facilities Utilization

Draft-11/23/98, REV. 7/10/1999, 1/18/2000, 2/7/2000

1. Plan & Develop Consistant with Physical Master Plan

The Physical Master Plan was the first step in cohesive development of campus. This guide will allows work done in the immediate future to proceed consistent with a longer vision.

2. Excellent, Well Utilized Facilities

Internally the University aspires to excellence. This excellence is to be reflected in the facilities. The quality of facilities will influence the quality of programs, our success at recruiting faculty and students and impression held by the public.

Utilization will be a test of our efficient use of public resources. In other states utilization of facilities has become a benchmark in assessment of effectiveness of higher education institutions. MnSCU is currently developing utilization standards in response to legislative requests. St. Cloud State will need to work within this framework.

3. Maintain/Improve Facilities Condition

It is imperative that the University continues to maintain our present facilities and commit to their continuous improvement for the plan to work. If facilities are allowed to deteriorate a larger quantity of space will mean greater problems rather than a more enhanced mission.

4. Meet Core Departmental and Unit Needs

A key element of the success of this plan is that it will be based on the expressed needs of various departments. Those involved in the particular discipline or service are most likely to know what is needed for them to achieve their goals. The core needs for instructional space, appropriate technology and generally good facilities condition must be met.

5. Allow for Emerging Needs

Although not as well defined, several emerging needs were identified in the analysis of facilities requirements. There will always be such indicators on the horizon in a dynamic institution. These needs represent the evolvement of the University's character and programs.

  • International education and exchange
  • Clinical and health related disciplines
  • Technology for instruction and operation
  • Residential options for a wider range of student types
  • Appropriate admissions and reception space
  • Continuing education programs
  • Non-traditional academic programs (weekend, intermittent, off campus)
  • Student services focus
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