Space is a vital but costly resource that must be rationally managed. The responsibility to use and maintain university facilities in an effective and efficient manner is a fundamental responsibility. As with any vital resource, its allocation has to be tied to requirements. The amount and suitability of space directly affects the scope and quality of services provided.
A university space policy that establishes responsibility and procedures for the planning, allocation and administration of university space has been in effect since March 1999. The Department of Facilities Management has conducted an inventory of space, which has subsequently been updated and uploaded into an Access database.
The department continues to update the database enabling the tracking of space data. This Space Management Standards and Guidelines document supplements the previously approved policy for Space Planning and Administration. The policy for Space Planning and Administration can be found at web site www.mun.ca/comptroller/policy/contents.htm