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Collins Street

Image 2.8 Collins Street The current condition of Collins Street creates an unwelcome environment.

Student Recreation Center

Image 2.9 Student Recreation Center is one of the most successful buildings on campus. In order to accommodate the anticipated growth, the existing facility will need to be expanded.

Supporting Goals and Objectives

The following considerations were gathered during interviews with the deans and campus stakeholders, during Spring 2005. They clearly articulate some of the campus needs and provide additional detail in support of the goals and objectives.

Student Body
  • • The university seeks to attract and retain higher quality undergraduate and graduate students
  • • The university seeks to maintain diversity in its student body
  • • The student body is becoming more traditional, a younger demographic, preferring a more campus-oriented collegiate experience
  • • Housing is a critical element in providing an enhanced traditional college experience; the university seeks to house 20 percent of its 2015 population on the downtown campus (See Image 2.7)

• Research will drive growth as the university intends to enhance its stature by expanding its research activities in a range of fields

• The university seeks to improve the quality of the faculty by increasing the number of full time and tenure track faculty

Facilities & Staff

To attract and retain high achieving students, the university must provide:

  • • A more welcoming and appealing campus environment (See Image 2.8)
  • • Additional events and recreational opportunities
  • • More opportunities to participate in campus life
  • • More opportunities to participate in the life of the city

To attract its target faculty the university must provide:

  • • Quality instructional and research facilities
  • • Competitive faculty administrative space
  • • Competitive specialty facilities

The university needs a range of facilities to successfully pursue its goals, including:

  • • Integrated new welcome center
  • • Additional large classrooms
  • • Additional moot courtrooms
  • • State-of-the-art Audio/Visual production studios
  • • State-of-the-art research laboratories in targeted fields
  • • Library special collections facilities
  • • Food labs
  • • Executive education facilities
  • • Alumni Association boardroom
  • • Event spaces
  • • Recreational facilities
  • • Informal gathering spaces conducive to study, faculty-student and student-student interaction
  • • Grouped spaces for many divisions. For example:
  • • Enrollment services in too many locations
  • • College of Arts and Sciences dean’s offices should be clustered
  • • The value of numerous major new facilities were cited throughout the sessions:
  • • Expanded Student Recreation Center (See Image 2.9)
  • • Convocation Center
  • • Professional Education Center
  • • Additional student housing
  • • Recreational facilities
  • • Parking decks