Campus Planning Committee 2008-2009

Campus Planning Committee 

The Campus Planning Committee:

a. considers matters of faculty concern relating to long-range and physical planning
b. serves as Faculty Senate liaison with the Strategic Planning Commission
c. investigates problems arising from the condition or management of the physical environment on campus; and
d. Senate will assign a member of this committee to serve on the University Council on the Safety of the Campus Community.

2008 - 2009 Campus Planning Committee

  • Rob Brown
  • Pam Mitchem
  • Monica Pombo
  • Patrick Rardin (Chair)
  • Katherine Scharer
  • Geography Representative

Campus Planning Committee Report for 2008-2009

The Campus Planning Committee brought one motion to the floor of the senate:

Motion FS 08-09/03-03 to approve Campus Planning Committee’s recommendation to allow students/faculty/staff to opt out of the AppState Alert System. The motion failed. Rob Brown served as the liaison to the Strategic Planning Advisory Council. Pam Mitchem attended the ASU Master Plan Sustainable Design Group meeting on 10/21/08 and attended the regularly scheduled University Safety & Security Council meetings. Pam Mitchem filed the following report:

Campus Planning Committee,

I've been asked to bring before the Faculty Senate the University Safety and Security Council's plan to increase participation in the AppState-Alert System, (the Appalachian State University 24/7 emergency messaging system), which, allows faculty, staff, and students to register personal cell phone numbers to receive text or voice messages in the event of a campus wide emergency. There are currently approximately 7,250 people registered for the system. A motion was made during the last Safety Council meeting that the council recommend to the Chancellor that students/faculty/staff can opt-out of the AppState Alert system rather than opt-in. Our current policy allows individuals to opt-in the system. If we go with the opt-out policy, work numbers and emails will automatically be in the system and people can add their cell and home numbers if they wish. Individuals would have to request that their information be removed if they don't want to participate in AppState-Alert. The Safety Council wants Faculty Senate support for this change before they take the recommendation the the Chancellor.

Another issue was brought to me by a newly hired faculty person in the Library. She has noticed that there are certain areas on campus that do not have sidewalks where there should be sidewalks. For example, the section of Bodenheimer Drive in front of the new Student Recreation Center from the parking lot to Rivers Street does not have a pedestrian sidewalk. Is this something the Campus Planning Committee could address?