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Space Acquisition, Renovation, and Utilization Committee

Requests for the renovation of existing space (instructional, academic and non-academic), requests for the reassignment of existing space from one use to another or from one department to another and requests for the allocation or construction of new space for new and replacement hires are approved by the University Space Acquisition and Renovation Committee (SARC). The committee is comprised of the Provost, Vice President for Research, Vice Provost for Academic Analytics and Operations and the Vice President for Administration and Campus Operations.

Renovation requests are reviewed by the SARC quarterly in January, April, July and October.

  • Currently scheduled future meetings of the SARC are:
    • Friday, July 11, 2014
    • Friday, October 10, 2014
    • Friday, January 9, 2015
    • Friday, April 17, 2015
  • All requests to the SARC must be submitted at least one week before the scheduled meeting date.

Process for Requesting Expansion Space and/or Renovations

  • Space for new faculty and staff (including replacement hires)

    Requests for renovation, construction or assignment of space for new faculty or staff hires should be submitted by the requesting Dean, Vice President or Vice Provost as part of the unit's annual budget presentation.  Once a new hire has been authorized, the hiring unit should submit to the SARC the New/Replacement Hire Space Request form with a copy of the new hire approval.  The request should be completed by the relevant unit head and approved by the supervising Dean, Vice Provost or Vice President. The requestor should include the amount of funding to be provided by the requesting unit.

    Requests for the renovation, construction or assignment of space resulting from replacement hires should also be submitteed using the New/Replacement Hire Space Request form completed by the requesting unit and approved by the supervising Dean, Vice President or Vice Provost. The requestor should indicate the amount of funding to be provided by the requesting unit.

  • Renovations of existing space (academic and non-academic)

    Requests for renovation/reassignment of space not resulting from new or replacement hires should be submitted on the Space Renovation/Reassignment Request form. This request should be completed by the appropriate unit head and approved by the supervising Dean, Vice President or Vice Provost. The requestor should include the amount of funding to be provided by the requesting unit.

Note: Requests tied to the start of the fall semester should be submitted to the SARC no later than the preceding April 1.

Send any questions and comments to Dale Wasson, Vice Provost for Academic Analytics and Operations.

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