Decision-Making Tool

 

Questions the master plan should help to answer

The Master Plan makes broad recommendations for the continuing physical development of the College, but as specific program needs evolve or new funding opportunities arise, the Master Plan includes this rubric to help the College make decisions regarding individual sites or buildings in a way that is consistent with the overall intent of the Plan. The decision making tool helps the College to assess:

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Location of Campuses, Sites, Centers

  • Proximity to underserved populations/regions
  • Proximity to current or anticipated population centers
  • Proximity to public transit
  • Proximity to current or anticipated job centers
  • Proximity to critical/unique resources
  • Capacity for future expansion
  • Ability to enhance achievement of strategic plan goals
  • Availability of property
  • Financial viability
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Facilities Needs

  • Overall utilization (target: 150 GSF/FTE)
  • Inadequacy of existing space
  • Enrollment growth (trend > 50 FTE/year)
  • Ability to strengthen/expand high demand programs
  • Ability to improve program delivery and student support
  • Ability to support partnerships with K-12, 4-year institutions, business
  • Ability to reinforce campus master plan goals
  • Ability to enhance achievement of strategic plan goals
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Facilities/Program Distribution

  • Capacity to reinforce campus themes
  • Proximity to partners
  • Proximity to student population base
  • Campus site capacity
  • Parking capacity
  • Ability to reinforce campus master plan goals
  • Ability to enhance achievement of strategic plan goals
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Site Development

  • Site availability
  • Proximity to related programs
  • Availability of utilities and services
  • Sustainability
  • Capacity to address larger campus issues
  • Anticipated longevity (30+ years)
  • Ability to reinforce campus master plan goals
  • Ability to enhance achievement of strategic plan goals
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Building Development

  • Program flexibility
  • Long-term adaptability
  • Durability and maintainability of systems and surfaces
  • Sustainability
  • Technology integration
  • Ability to reinforce campus master plan goals
  • Ability to enhance achievement of strategic plan goals
  • Consistency with campus design guidelines
  • Suitability of existing buildings for intended use
    • Age and condition
    • Seismic resistivity
    • Life safety conditions
    • Accessibility
    • Adaptability
    • Availability of utilities and services
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