CAMPUS PLANNING AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS COUNCIL
February 13, 2001 College of Education
4:00 p.m. Room 345
Present: Darla Bell, Traci Bliss (Chair), Scott Campbell, Kimberly Carter-Cram, Ernie Naftzger,
Priscillia Reis and Beth Miner.
Absent: Tony Martin
Excused: Darrell Buffaloe, Sherri Dienstfrey, Ken Prolo and Rob Spencer.
Guest: Jeff Madsen of Planning Operations
The meeting was called to order by Traci Bliss at 4:00 p.m.
She informed the committee of the Faculty Senate’s decision to make the University Energy Committee
an “ad hoc” committee rather than a “permanent” committee. Dr. Priscilla Reis explained that in order
to establish this committee as a permanent committee it would take an amendment to the current by-laws.
Dr. Bliss reiterated that part of the charge to this ad hoc committee is to make recommendations on how
best to keep faculty informed about changes in energy use that directly effects teaching, scholarship, or
Dr. Bliss wanted to know background on and availability of a written master plan for the campus. Mr.
Scott Campbell explained that an outside consulting firm had done research in 1995 and that this is what
is currently in operation but because of rapid growth has become obsolete. The plan is available on the
website at //contents.html. She would like all committee
members to review the portion on space utilization.
Approval of Minutes:
Moved by Mr. Ernie Naftzger and seconded by Dr. Reis to approve the minutes. Motion passed
Dr. Bliss introduced this presentation as the first step to developing a recommended policy for space
utilization consistent with the council’s goals:
Space Utilization/Vision & Mission Statement - Scott Campbell & Jeff Madsen
Scott Campbell introduced Jeff Madsen who is the Space Utilization Planner and gave the committee a
brief graphic overview of their major responsibilities. Scott’s position is responsible for developing a
long term vision & mission statement -- 5 years. Jeff is responsible for attempting to plan space management
on a yearly basis. Scott mentioned that he is in the process of working on the 2001 Facility Development
Plan essentially a new Master Plan for space utilization. His goal is to start in September and meet with
every department on campus and discuss their visions and what kind of direction they are undertaking and
would like to see occur.
Dr. Bliss brought out that the she believes the Council should be focused on establishing a policy statement
and direction for space utilization so the university has some recommended guidelines.
Mr. Madsen brought out that the over riding statement for space utilization policy should be that “all space
is owned by Idaho State University.” After some discussion of this, Dr. Bliss requested that for next meeting
on February 27, 2001 each committee member e-mail her with one to two topics for discussion which would
help to develop a policy statement for space utilization. Under the broad heading given above, Mr. Madsen
said the committee could provide much help with policy guidelines which are viable for campus planning and
stay within the legal parameters of the University. The general consensus of the group was to e-mail Dr. Bliss
at least one to two topics for discussion by February 22 to help develop a recommended space utilization policy.
The group discussed several current examples of how such a policy framework could be beneficial.
· Rock Walk
Scott Campbell initiated a short discussion concerning the Rock Walk. He asked for committee support as to
how to designate the rocks, i.e. library or Oboler Library. Moved by Kimberly Carter-Cram and seconded by
Scott Campbell to refer this issue to the Name Designation Committee for policy review. Dr. Priscilla Reis said
she would check the by-laws to be sure this wan an appropriate topic for that committee.
· Plans for New Alumni Center
As part of the committees focus on space utilization, Valorie Watkins, Alumni Director requested the opportunity
to make a brief presentation on the new Alumni Center. She informed the group that they hoped to break ground
at Homecoming 2001 and to have the building completed in two to three years. It will be a prime location in the
far corner near Bonneville Street and 15th and serve as a gateway to campus. She felt it would give alumni more
visibility to students and they would have the capacity to hold dinners, receptions and be open to all campus
activities. Scott Campbell mentioned although it is a private endeavor the location is on state property and must
meet certain state guidelines and their office is working very closely in this matter. He noted this is an example
of a somewhat grey area in space utilization. Ms. Watkins passed out brochures on the building and a pamphlet
regarding the brick sales for help in funding the new center. She also brought the architects drawings and plans
for the group to see. Dr. Bliss thanked Valorie for coming to the meeting.
The meeting adjourned at 5:30 p.m.
Respectfully submitted: Approved by:
___Beth Miner_________________ __Traci Bliss_________________