CSAC, March 16, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
- Chris Miller, Environmental Health and Safety Officer
- Brenda Henderson, Chemistry Department
- Adam Reagan, Applications Analyst
- Rusty Marts, Employee Relations and Affirmative Action Officer
- Brenda McKinney, Director of Business Services
- Robert Straub, Assoc. Director of SAIL
- Steve Elliot, MIS/Operations Director
- Rachel Whaley, student
Working Group listeners:
- Christine Riley, Chief of Staff
- Don Gordon, Director of Design and Construction
- Gregg Kormanik, Chair of Biology and Professor
- Need to consider the replacement costs of building materials (e.g. chillers, fire alarms, panels, etc.). Standard equipment across the campus means easier and more efficient maintenance.
- Remove portion of University Heights and make it pedestrian only with peripheral parking.
- Rob Nelson mentioned that UNC Asheville has one of the lowest parking fees in the UNC system. Other schools have used varied strategies like offering parking fees on a pay scale, lower paid employees pay less for parking than higher paid employees. And, several schools have a paid parking deck that’s centrally located for those who want to park close to their building.
- Parking issues and a pedestrian-friendly campus brought up ADA compliance issues.
- Need an identity management department. People come onto campus, who tracks key codes to buildings, etc.
- Need for a redundant space to house IT equipment. All of our eggs are in one vulnerable basket.
- Standardization of elements in buildings. Standard equipment (e.g. lights, panels, etc.) makes for easier maintenance. Rob Nelson added that this could be tough in a public institution setting with the current bidding system.
- Water bottle fillers in Highsmith are a good sustainability design feature.
- Rob Nelson mentioned that a good Campus Master Plan would create a trickle-down effect for those green initiatives.
- Need more signage for walking trails especially near the Botanical Gardens. Could potentially encourage more physical activity.
- Need maps of campus in more locations.
- Will the Campus Master Plan address the way the community uses our campus? Security issues, border issues, wayfinding, the increase in visitors with the new Sherrill Center?
- Look into expanding the use of the Reuter Center as a multiuse facility?
- Acquire more land when we can get it.
- We would like to have tennis courts on our property again when possible.
- The increased demand for student recreational facilities needs to be addressed. Especially if we’re looking to increase the number of on-campus students.
- Student interest in a climbing wall.
- Interest in staff housing
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