2015 Campus Master Plan Update

A Selection of Stories


Shared Governance Defines Annual Plan

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Shared Governance Defines Annual Plan

The past year has seen a renewed interest in appointing faculty chairs with an interest in a more robust shared governance structure to head the Campus Facilities Planning Committee and the Campus Space Utilization Committee.

Infill Study

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Infill Study

For the past two years, a cross-sectional campus group began studying where future development might occur on MU’s core campus.






Shared Governance Defines Annual Plan


While faculty, staff and students have always played an important role in master planning and sustainability planning, this past year has seen a renewed interest in appointing faculty chairs with an interest in a more robust shared governance structure to head the Campus Facilities Planning Committee (CFPC) and the Campus Space Utilization Committee (CSUC). Committee’s roles are now clearly defined, and the openness with which the committee members and administrators operate is much more conducive to making real progress toward goals.

“Since fall of 2014, most requests for moving department offices or other spaces within existing or new space has had the oversight of the new Campus Space Utilization Committee. This extra step considers faculty, staff, and student concerns and input in the decision making process,” Michael Goldschmidt, faculty chair, CSUC.

First on the Campus Facilities Planning Committee’s agenda last fall was to review, comment and approve the infill study as well as work with MU’s master planner Linda Eastley on this year’s master plan map.

“With guidance from the master planner, committee members visited sites and buildings reviewed by the Infill Study Working Group and discussed their potential for new and enhanced uses that would support the principles of the Master Plan. The committee provided additional insights and suggestions on priorities and opportunities,” Brian Dabson, faculty chair, CFPC.

Finally, the Environmental Affairs and Sustainability Committee (EASC) was instrumental in assisting with the completion of the Sustainability Tracking and Rating System (STARS) report and monitors MU’s climate action planning process as it relates to the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment.

“We helped guide the staff in preparation of the STARS report, pooling our combined knowledge of the resources available around campus, resulting in the most thorough submission we have had to date. This demonstrates the outstanding teamwork in our group,” David Beversdorf, faculty chair, EASC.

Vice Chancellor Operations Gary Ward, EASC chair David Beversdorf, the MU sustainability manager and MU’s sustainability consultant Meredith Elbaum will work in 2015 to clearly define the role of the EASC.


Infill Study

North of Rollins Street

This area highlights the historic Red and White Campuses, as well as the important seam where the campus and city land comes together. Potential building sites are drawn in map view and rendered in blue with black hatching. Photographs help orient the viewer to some of these potential sites.

 

South of Rollins Street

Academic, health care, residential and student life, and support buildings are reflected in this part of campus. The map identifies opportunities to allow expansion of these existing uses, and also shows a proposed future realignment of Hitt Street’s southern block.

East of College Avenue

The Infill Study concentrates larger academic projects around East Campus Drive, with support buildings recommended along the eastern perimeter and minimal development advised for east of the East Campus Loop Road.

South of Stadium Boulevard

Intercollegiate Athletics, recreation uses, the Research Commons, surface parking and support buildings are located in this area of campus, and Stadium Boulevard has an important function as one of the primary gateways to campus.

Maps