6.4 Facilities Planning

Board Policies
Chapter 6 - Facilities Management

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Part 1. Policy Statement
It is the policy of the Board to require a Facilities Master Plan following campus adoption of a master academic plan for all colleges and universities to assure short and long-range planning of college and universities facilities. It is the policy of the Board that the facilities of state colleges and universities are to be used primarily for purposes of fulfilling the college's or university's missions of teaching, research, and public service

Part 2. Responsibilities
The president of each college and university is responsible for developing and maintaining an ongoing Facilities Master Plan. Facilities Master Plans must be consistent with systemwide guidelines. Campus development, siting of new buildings and structures, and renovation, repair and renewal of existing facilities shall be consistent with the Facilities Master Plan. The president of each college and university is responsible for assuring appropriate use of all facilities and grounds on their campuses.

The president of each college and university is responsible for developing and maintaining a current facilities assessment, plans for modernization, renewal and improved sustainability, and a record of space utilization as a base for multi-year capital program planning requests.

Part 3. Accountability/Reporting
All Facilities Master Plans and periodic updates, and deviations therefrom, will be approved by the chancellor.


Related Documents:

To view the following related statute, go to the Revisor's Web site (http://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/). You can conduct a search from this site by typing in the statute number.
  • Minnesota Statute 135A.046, Higher Education Asset Preservation and Replacement
  • Minnesota Statute 135A.131, Local Assessment
  • Minnesota Statute 136F.54, Student Housing Management
  • Two-year Student Housing Guidelines

Policy History:

Date of Implementation: 06/21/00 Date of Adoption: 06/21/00

Date & Subject of Revisions:

04/21/10 - amended to require plans for modernization, renewal and improved sustainability be added to each president's scope of responsibility

01/22/04 - clarifies in Part 2 the activities that shall be consistent with the Facilities Master Plan; revises Part 3 to provide for the chancellor to approve Facilities Master Plans and periodic updates, and deviations therefrom.

There is no additional HISTORY for 6.4 at this time.

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