Campus Master Plan Working Group Minutes
4/1/11, Highsmith University Union Room 224, 1:30-3:00 pm
Rob Nelson, consultant and Working Group chair; Christine Riley, Chief of Staff; Don Gordon, Director of Design & Construction; Melissa Acker, Landscape Architect; Dr. Dee Eggers, faculty; Gregg Kormanik, faculty; Max Queen, VP of Administrative Services, AB Tech; Chief Eric Boyce, Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police; Renee Bindewald, student; and Ben Judge, student
Dr. Kim Newsome, AVC, Student Affairs
Anne Ponder, Chancellor
Mr. Nelson welcomed the Working Group members to the meeting at 1:30 pm. He thanked Chancellor Ponder for visiting the group. The Chancellor emphasized the importance of the Strategic Plan. She reiterated the 2017 goal (or later) of 3500 full-time student figures as well as the goal of 50% residential students. Other key topics that she asked the Working Group to pay particular attention to:
- Undergraduate Research
- Competing goods (parking versus pedestrian-friendly)
- Diversity and inclusion
The group discussed:
- Competing land use and how a master plan can help us prioritize what we need.
- Knowing what commitments have already been made for land use. And, having a distinct and formal process for how those decisions get made.
- Consider designing usage rules or standards for designated natural areas. Possibly using the Forest Service model as a starting point.
- Lack of flat spaces and the implications on athletics and intramural sports.
- Solar panel driven charging stations for electric cars.
- Trolley system
- ZipCar (car sharing model)
- Bicycles and human-powered bikes (smart bikes)
The Chancellor thanked the group for their continued efforts for the campus master plan and left the meeting.
Mr. Nelson updated the group on the consultations that occurred during his past visits. He reminded the group to visit the website to view the minutes of those meetings (http://www.unca.edu/about/strategic-plan/campus-master-plan/consultation...).
The group then viewed the sample guiding principles as well as the draft guiding principles based on the Strategic Plan goals. A draft of the guiding principles based on the discussion is attached.
The group agreed that the guiding principles should be presented and shared both as a shortened version and a longer, more operational version.
Mr. Nelson concluded the meeting at 3:00 pm.
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