Final Space Management Report Issued

Posted: May 8, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The final report of the presidential task force on space management has been completed. Included in its recommended actions are the establishment of a space administration committee and the establishment of an office of space management, as well as a recommendation that the university begin linking its budget process directly to the space management process by using the web-based tools established in each area.

The task force also called for the adoption of previous recommendations made by its subcommittee concerning how space is determined for individual units and the duties and responsibilities of the space management office and the director of space management.

According to the report, the recommendations are in response to the task force’s extensive review of previous space policies at George Mason. The task force found that space allocation decisions were made on an ad-hoc basis; space decisions were driven by short-term problems with little attention given to long-term planning; no efforts were made to correct historical space inequities; space allocation decisions tended to increase isolation and competition among academic and administrative units; and previous space management processes at George Mason resulted in a general lack of accountability and efficiency.

For more information, contact the office of the vice president for operations at x38702.

Write to at