May 16, 2001
The meeting was called to order by the Provost at 1:30 pm.
Voting Members Present: Lauren Adamson, Sandra Garber, Ron Henry, Fenwick Huss, Charlene Hurt, Jerry Rackliffe, P.C. Tai.
Non-voting Members Present: Tim Crimmins, Edgar Torbert, Greg Wright, Paul Underwood.
Members Absent: Hannah Bauer, Katherine Johnston, Jeffrey Rupp, Hazel Scott, Leslie Williams.
Non-voting Members absent: None
Kelley, Anthony Roberts, Steve Kaminshine, Harvey Shumpert, Bill Read,
1. Approval of 02/28/2001 Minutes.
Tim Crimmins asked that the spelling of his name be corrected; the minutes were then approved as corrected.
2. Requests for Continuing Education office space: Applied Linguistics / ESL, College of Law, College of Health & Human Sciences.
Ron Henry opened the discussion, stating that, while break-up of Continuing Education and realignment of those functions was not complete, it would be worthwhile to look at some short-term uses of the space involved.
Lauren Adamson noted that Applied Linguistics has added 10 faculty members, currently working in 10 Park Place; relocation to Urban Life is desirable.
Carla Relaford reminded the committee that Urban Life is the only building currently wired to support faculty needs for some critical outside resources.
Steve Kaminshine said that the College of Law was uncomfortable with allocating space in Urban Life on an “ad hoc” basis or in a piece meal way. The Law School is also interested in space on the 3rd floor.
Ron Henry pointed out that the 8th floor would probably only yield 3 or 4 offices because many of the Continuing Education function will remain in place even though they will report elsewhere.
Charlene Hurt commented that it seemed most logical to put the College of Health & Human Sciences into these spaces.
Lauren Adamson said that she would like to revisit this if more space became available.
Following the discussion, a motion was made and carried on a voice vote to temporarily assign the office spaces (exact rooms to be determined) that will be vacated by Continuing Education to the College of Health & Human Sciences.
1. FY2003 - 2007 Capital Projects presentation to BOR Staff.
Ron Henry noted that a copy of Dr. Patton’s briefing papers for his 4/9/01 meeting with the Regents staff had been distributed to the committee for their information.
2. Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) Grant.
Greg Wright provided a brief overview of the LCI Grant. Central Atlanta Progress, partnering with the University, has received an Atlanta Regional Commission grant to study traffic related issues and identify possible improvements in the downtown area. Facilities Management will provide updates as the study progresses.
3. Review of preliminary space allocation plan for spaces to be vacated.
Ron Henry opened the discussion with a walk-thru of the spreadsheet prepared by Greg Wright showing projected available spaces and space requests from the Deans and Vice Presidents.
Bill Read presented a Development request to use the space that will be vacated by the Credit Union in 1 Park Place to consolidate all of their offices in one building.
Lauren Adamson remarked that she was leery of making a decision today, and that she would like to ask other academic units if they have needs before making a decision.
A motion was then made to allocate the old Credit Union offices to Development.
Lauren Adamson said that she was concerned that an information item had somehow become an action item. She then moved to table the motion on the floor until the next regularly scheduled meeting.
Following the discussion, the motion to table was carried on a voice vote.
1. CHHS renovation in Kell Hall, rooms 603, 605, 621A, 623 - $400,000.
2. IS&T request to build out offices in Commerce Building, 10th floor lobby.
3. IS&T renovation of the open access computer lab in Library South, $64,250.
4. Kinesiology & Health, installation of flooring & construction of storage closets in room 260 of the PE Building, $50,000.
5. Tech Fee Project: Student Services, Student Center rooms 375, 376, 378 & 390, Renovation of student organizational group office for digital computer lab (25 Units), $65,464.00.
6. Tech Fee Project: COAS, GCB rooms 418 & 618, Renovation of student lounge for digital computer lab (42 Units), $26,725.00.
7. Tech Fee Project: School of Art and Design, A&H room 460, Renovation of student workshop/ faculty office for digital computer lab (30 Units), $25,000.00 Est.
Lauren Adamson commented on the large sums of money being spent in Kell Hall in light of the fact that it was slated for eventual demolition.
Ron Henry agreed, but noted that it was necessary because the Kell replacements were still a number of years out.
A motion was made and carried on a voice vote to approve the consent agenda.
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned by the Provost at 3:00.