The draft 2012 – 2027 Facilities Master Plan defines facility needs and campus improvements needed to support its mission as a public liberal arts college. The plan provides specific recommendations intended to guide future facility projects over the next ten to fifteen years. The final Facilities Master Plan will be submitted to the College Board of Trustees for consideration at its meeting in May 2013.
Beginning in fall 2011, the plan has evolved through a consultative process guided by the Facilities Master Plan Task Force and informed through feedback from a variety of standing committees (Faculty Senate, Staff Senate, and Student Government Association) and open campus forums.
Phase I: Needs Analysis (Fall 2011 to Fall 2012)
During this phase, the campus community defined the key facilities issues affecting academic programs, student life, and other co-curricular programs. A three-day workshop was held in March 2012 which included 28 sessions with academic departments, the master plan task force, and open forums. Follow-up meetings were held with academic departments in fall 2012 to refine facility requirements. Specific space needs were identified, qualitative space issues were assessed, and the campus setting and landscape were reviewed.