the principles that space should
The University should not have more space than it can afford to operate,
maintain, and support.
The University should provide the correct type, quality, and quantity of space
required for programs (academic, administrative, and athletic) to function
The University should provide tools and incentives for maximizing the efficiency
and effectiveness of its space resources.
a more disciplined and purposeful decision-making process regarding the
University’s space inventory
a “No Net New Space without Net New Resources” planning
the renewal of existing buildings over new
comprehensive cost analyses (capital, operations, program) on all new facility
new building operating costs, including Repair and Replacement funds.
the inclusion of additional incentives to reduce space-use in the budget
the updating and adjustment of the Minnesota Facility Model (MFM) space
standards to reflect changes in technology, space sharing, and other best
practices applicable in the current academic environment.
the communication of best practices and training of units (departments and RRCs)
on space management methods and space charging practices.