CAMPUS PLANNING AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS COUNCIL





March 6, 2001 College of Education

4:00 p.m. Room 345
 

Council Members

Present: Darla Bell, Traci Bliss (Chair), Scott Campbell, Tony Martin, Ernie Naftzger, Ken Prolo,
             Priscilla Reis and Beth Miner
 

Excused: Darrell Buffaloe, Kimberly Carter-Cram, Sherri Dienstfrey, and Rob Spencer
 

The meeting was called to order by Traci Bliss at 4:00 p.m.
 

Approval of Minutes:

The following correction was brought up by Scott Campbell. The following sentence should be amended
to "Dr. Bliss pointed out that Scott Campbell, who is responsible for who looks into the long term planning
for campus space, would appreciate having a policy to be used as direction in his decision making.
To read in his planning process." Moved by Scott Campbell and seconded by Darla Bell to approve
the minutes of February 27, 2001. Motion passed unanimously.
 

Old Business:
 

Name Designation Committee

Traci Bliss asked Mr. Ken Prolo to address the issue of the Name Designation Committee. Mr. Prolo gave a
brief summary of the responsibilities of the committee. It is a sub-committee under the Campus Planning Council
and makes recommendations to the Council. These are made during executive session and not included in the
minutes. The committee make-up is as follows: Ken Prolo, Chair, Dean Barbara Wells, Dr. Traci Bliss, Dr. Kent
Tingey, Dr. Douglass Covey, Eric Lacey or a representative of the Student Senate. The recommendation from
the Campus Planning Council is then forward to President Bowen and then to the State Board of Education for
their approval.
 

ISU Centennial County Rock Walk

Scott Campbell asked for committee input on whether or not to put the names of the buildings in front of the
County Rock Displays. After a short discussion, a motion was made by Priscilla Reis and seconded by Ernie
Naftzger to forward this decision to the Name Designation Committee.
 

Space Utilization Policy Recommendations

Dr. Bliss gave a brief summary of the councils decision at the February 27 meeting to work on the following
the two areas of space utilization: 1) Student Facilities and 2) Facilities that support students academic
development - how is the space determined. She told the council of her research into the minutes for the past
seven years in order to get some idea of what the council had done in the past concerning facilities for students:
She gave the group handouts which showed there had been little discussion of this area. Scott Campbell asked
the group to develop some parameters he could work within for his planning process. Mr. Prolo mentioned the
University Strategic Plan which was submitted to the State Board of Education outlines priorities for the University.
The group discussed the possibility of this plan being used to develop some direction as far as space utilization
policies. Dr. Reis read the Councils role and mission statement (as expected by the faculty senate) to recommend
policy. The group discussed the problems with the role of recommending policy and there was support for continuing
in the role of a sounding board for different proposals which come before the campus planners office. There was
more discussion concerning the appropriateness of the Strategic Plan as a guideline for developing a framework
for space utilization. Mr. Prolo and Mr. Naftzger agreed that this document gives a broad outline and would not
provide specific direction. Dr. Reis brought out she could not work on specifics without the big picture and needed
a big picture framework. Ernie Naftzger suggested that for any big picture we would need to start with a complete
map of the campus and an inventory of space and the way the space was being presently utilized. Dr. Bliss
mentioned that the council had spent almost a year on this subject and would like to have future council meetings
proceed with clear direction from the Faculty Senate. A motion was made by Ernie Naftzger and seconded by Tony
Martin that the council table action on space utilization until we hear from the Faculty Senate concerning their Ad
Hoc Committee study of the Campus Planning Council. Motion passed unanimously.
 

There was some discussion about amending the by-laws to reflect what the group actually does: provide advise
to campus planning and facilities operations on issues as they come before the council. The group felt it was
unrealistic to attempt to make policy recommendations. Dr. Bliss noted that if the group were to be advisory in
the way discussed, the library committee offered a good model.
 

The meeting adjourned at 5:10 p.m. The next meeting will be held March 27, 2001 at 4:00 p.m. in Room 345 of
the College of Education.
 

Respectfully submitted: Approved by:
 
 
 
 
 

Beth Miner Traci Bliss