|Title:||Space Management Policy|
|Policy Owner:||University Planning, Design & Construction (UPDC)|
|Applies to:||Faculty, Staff|
|Campus Applicability:||All campuses except UConn Health|
|Effective Date:||June 12, 2017|
|For More Information, Contact||University Planning, Design & Construction (UPDC)|
|Contact Information:||(860) 486-2776|
REASON FOR POLICY
The availability of facilities and space plays an important role in advancing the mission and goals of the University of Connecticut. It is in the University’s best interest to allocate space in an objective and consistent manner based on the University‘s mission and priorities.
This policy applies to the Storrs and all regional campuses and designated affiliates or approved units of the University of Connecticut at those campuses. This policy does not apply to UConn Health.
All space belongs to the University and is assigned to units, schools, departments or programs based on University’s priorities and the functional requirements of each user group. The University may reallocate space at any time as needs and priorities change.
Decisions regarding the allocation of occupied and unoccupied space are based on campus and program priorities, Academic and Strategic Plans, the Master Plan for the campus, and overall need.
The President of the University has ultimate authority over space assignments. The Provost, Vice Presidents, and Division of Athletics Director are responsible for allocating and managing space occupied by activities under their control or within their divisions in accordance with the University’s Space Planning Guidelines.
The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs has overall responsibility for the equitable and optimal use of academic and research space resources, with final authority over all UConn academic and research space assignments and designations in collaboration with the Office of the Executive Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer.
The Office of the Executive Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer has final jurisdiction over all UConn non-academic and non-research spaces in collaboration with the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs except for those spaces identified below.
All space occupied by the Division of Student Affairs (e.g. Student Union, Recreation Center) will be the responsibility of the Vice President for Student Affairs in collaboration with the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Office of the Executive Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer.
All space occupied by the Division of Athletics will be the responsibility of the Director of Athletics in collaboration with the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Office of the Executive Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer.
The University Planning office within University Planning, Design and Construction is responsible for reviewing space requests and making recommendations to the appropriate authority.
The four officers with authority over space will coordinate all significant space decisions with the Office of the President. The President as the chief executive and administrative officer of the University has the authority and responsibility to make all final decisions regarding space.
PROCEDURES AND GUIDELINES
For roles and responsibilities, Space Planning Procedures: https://space.uconn.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/2636/2019/10/Space-Procedures-October-2019.pdf
For assigning space: Space is assigned in accordance with the Space Planning Guidelines: https://space.uconn.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/2636/2019/10/Revised-Space-Guidelines-September-2019.pdf
Requesting additional space or making modifications to existing space is governed by Space Planning: https://forms.prod.uconn.edu/feb/secure/org/app/af50653f-b3fb-4e78-8550-1d7c19756cce/launch/index.html?form=F_Form1
Violations of this policy may result in appropriate disciplinary measures in accordance with University By-Laws, General Rules of Conduct for All University Employees, applicable collective bargaining agreements, and the University of Connecticut Student Code.
Policy created: 6/12/2017 (Approved by Cabinet)