Missouri State University is obligated to use its limited space in the most efficient and effective manner to serve its students. This goal is identified in the "Responsible Stewardship" strategic direction in the University's long-range plan for 2011-16, Fulfilling Our Promise.
Toward that end, given the number of stakeholders and the nature of the shared governance environment, it is essential to have in place a meaningful and collegial process to ensure an open and fair procedure whereby academic and administrative space needs and resources can be addressed and adjudicated. It is also critical that there be a clear line of authority and decision-making process.
The following committee, hereby appointed, will serve to address that need. On a going-forward basis, all requests for academic and administrative space needs must be made through the committee.
The University Space Allocation Advisory Committee will report to the Vice President for Administrative and Information Services (VPAIS). The VPAIS will chair the committee. The VPAIS will have the ultimate decision-making authority and responsibility with appeal rights of the Vice President's decisions going to the President.
The committee is to meet at the call of the chair, but no less than monthly, to review the status of current space allocations, recommend actions regarding requests for new or additional space, and consider requests for modifications of existing space. In addition, the utilization of academic space that has been allocated to the colleges through the deans is outside the scope of this committee unless there is new construction or substantial renovation involved. The membership of the Committee shall be as follows:
Responsible administrator and office: Vice President for Administrative and Information Services