6.8 Space Management

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Chapter 6: Facilities

Related Minnesota State Board Policy: None.
Related Minnesota State Board Procedure: None.

Purpose:  The use of college facilities and space should further the mission, purpose and goals of the college.  This policy serves as a guide for such use.

Part 1: Guiding Principles - Classrooms

Subpart A:  No individual or group owns space on campus.  Access to spaces with specialized equipment may require permission from a designated person.


Subpart B:  Credit classes have highest priority in scheduling classrooms.  Noncredit classes have the next highest priority.


Subpart C:  Classrooms will be scheduled to optimize their use.

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Part 2: Guiding Principles - Other Facilities

Subpart A:   Facilities that are funded through student fees exist primarily to support the student life program of the college but also to meet the college’s interest in fostering a healthy sense of community.


Subpart B:  Organized student activities have the highest priority for scheduling student fee-funded facilities.  Other campus functions have the next highest priority following by use by outside groups.

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Part 3: Space Utilization

Subpart A:  To assure an orderly and thoughtful method through which space is allocated, the college will establish a process for evaluating space needs, prioritizing needs in alignment with the goals of the college, and endeavoring to meet those needs in a fiscally responsible manner.


Subpart B:  Space planning will involve consultation and input from the college community.

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  Policy History:
Date of Adoption:  Established prior to 2011
Date of Implementation:
Date and Subject of Revisions:
Next Review Date:  2015-16
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