University of California, Santa Cruz
SPACE MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES
November 10, 2011
George Blumenthal, Chancellor
University of California, Santa Cruz
Space Management Processes
4. Criteria for Establishing Space Needs
Criteria for All Spaces
Criteria for Instruction and Research Space
Criteria for Academic Office Space
Criteria for Library Space
Criteria for Administrative Space
Criteria for Physical Education, Sports, & Recreational
Criteria for Student and Academic Support Services
Criteria for Housing
5. Space Allocation, Assignment, and Reassignment
6. Utilization and Assessment of Space Use
7. Facility Inventory
8. Space Maintenance
9. Space Committees
Space Management Principles
These Space Management Principles at UC Santa Cruz were recommended by the
Advisory Committee for Facilities (ACF) and approved by the Chancellor and the
Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor (CP/EVC) in 1995. These principles
and processes were established to provide a comprehensive framework for assignment
of space in order to facilitate more effective management of space resources. The
ACF recommended amendments that were incorporated into the principles in 2002.
The campus must manage its space resources with the utmost care. This is particularly
true as the State of California continues to limit financial resources for capital
improvements. In addition, the campus currently does not have sufficient space (both
in terms of quantity and programmatic suitability) to meet the needs of all academic
programs, student services, and administrative services.1
As a result, current space assignments may need to change, and when new buildings
are completed, the disposition of space in the new buildings and the released space in
existing buildings may change from what was originally planned.
Included in this document are Space Management Principles (Section 3) and Criteria
for Establishing Space Needs (Section 4), all of which should be considered when
planning space or when assigning or reassigning space. Also included is information
about who is responsible for space, how space is assigned and reassigned, transfers of
space (temporary/long term/permanent), maintenance, space utilization, space use
assessments, and space committees.
The purpose of the Space Management Principles is to establish a comprehensive
framework for the assignment and management of campus space so that all space is
used efficiently and effectively to meet the campus’ mission of instruction, research,
and public service.
Within the planning process, space is considered as much a campus resource as faculty,
staff, or support dollars. Accordingly, campus space resources should be used in the
best possible manner, keeping in mind that the campus, in approving a campus
program, pledges itself to commit resources to sustaining that campus program.
All units (academic, administrative, Student Affairs, UCO Lick, Silicon Valley
Initiatives, etc.) should refer to the Space Management Principles when managing
existing space and planning for new space. The principles apply to all campus space,
whether located on or off-campus and whether owned by UC or leased.
3.1.0 The Chancellor has overall responsibility for the equitable and optimum use of space
resources and has final decision authority for the planning, allocation, assignment, and
reassignment of all spaces. The Chancellor has delegated this authority to the Campus
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor (CP/EVC).
3.2.0 The CP/EVC is responsible for analyzing and determining appropriate space
assignments and planning for future space (e.g., projected future enrollments and
room utilization) through appropriate bodies as designated and charged by the CP/EVC.
3.3.0 The CP/EVC has allocated space to individuals designated as Space Control Officers.
In the academic divisions, the deans are the designated Space Control Officers
responsible for assigning space to departments and Organized Research Units (ORUs)
within the division. For administrative units, this responsibility has been assigned to
the vice provosts, vice chancellors, and the university librarian. Section 5 of this
document provides additional information about the Space Control Officers’ authority
for space allocation, assignment, and reassignment.
3.4.0 Unless specifically prohibited by contract, funding requirements, policy, or statute, any
campus space may be reassigned. For space that has an outstanding debt or potential
future liability (e.g., the future cost associated with disposing of a temporary trailer or
other campus property), a reassignment of space also involves a proportionate
assumption of the outstanding debt or liability. Reassignment of space will follow the
process described later in this document.
3.5.0 Units desiring to consolidate their space assignments for reasons of academic
interaction and/or administrative efficiency will be accommodated when possible.
3.6.0 Among the considerations for use of any building space will be the original intent,
function, and source of funds for that space, and any subsequently occurring formal
processes that resulted in changes to the original purpose of that space (e.g.,
renovations funded from a different source). These considerations may not be the sole
considerations in evaluating space assignments or reassignments.
3.7.0 Campus space should not be assigned to unaffiliated organizations for other than feebased
use for a specified lease or license term or for occasional use.
Space Management Processes
4 Criteria for Establishing Space Needs
4.1.1 Traditional quantitative and technical considerations are used to evaluate space needs.
4.1.2 Specific programmatic needs may modify the quantitative considerations used to
evaluate space needs.
4.1.3 Even though a space is quantitatively adequate, the location, functional layout, and
attributes of certain spaces (especially interim space arrangements) may modify the
space considerations for individual programs.
4.1.4 The establishment of new programs may require an allocation of new space or
reallocation of existing space. Sharing of existing resources must be considered when
adding new programs.
4.1.5 Existing programs may be disbanded, combined, or reorganized thereby requiring a
reallocation of space.
4.1.6 Building and fire codes governing safety, seismic design, handicap accessibility, energy
conservation, environmental concerns, etc. must be considered when allocating space
and may affect existing space allocations.
4.2.1 Workload factors for instruction and research space are based on the Full Time
Equivalent (FTE) students, faculty, and staff needing space for each activity. These
factors include student course enrollments, weekly student contact hours in facilities,
and numbers of faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, teaching assistants,
staff, and other personnel.
4.2.2 The California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) space standards are used
to calculate a broad envelope of space need for instruction and research activities.
CPEC standards are intended to be used as overall planning and budgeting tools. They
should not be applied to individual programs without a thorough review of the program
and necessary adjustments to the standards. Roughly, CPEC standards quantitatively
(Workload Factors) x (CPEC Standards) = Activity Space Need
Campus practice has been to balance instruction and research space between the
divisions when adding new buildings and considering the disposition of associated
4.2.3 Changing instructional methodology and changing curriculum may increase or decrease
the space needs for classrooms and teaching labs.
4.2.4 The level and nature of research activity and the different and changing state-of-the-art
instrumentation required to support research may call for more or less space than
specified in the CPEC standards.
4.2.5 Unique programs may need special space considerations. For example, the use of some
biological and radiological materials results in specific facility requirements.
4.3.1 Campus office space is reviewed periodically through office adequacy analyses
prepared by Capital Planning and Space Management (CPSM) and distributed to the
Advisory Committee for Planning and Stewardship members. There may always be
insufficient academic offices to meet the needs of the divisions’ instruction and
research programs, the colleges’ core courses, and special programs. (See Appendix C
for a discussion of CPEC guidelines relating to academic offices.)
4.3.2 A formula to determine the allocation of academic office space for each college will be
based on a percentage of college instructional load to the total campus instructional
load and applied to the number of offices available overall. As core courses are taught
in most colleges only during fall quarter, reciprocal agreements for the other academic
quarters may be made between the colleges and divisions.
4.3.3 A unit director allocates academic offices in accordance with the needs of the unit. In
many instances, the following priorities are used to assign academic offices:
1. Ladder-rank faculty
2. Full-time teaching faculty (including security-of-employment lecturers and recalled
VERIP faculty and emeriti)
3. Teaching visitors (e.g., teaching fellows, associates, or lecturers)
4. Postdoctoral scholars
5. Teaching assistants
6. Visiting scholars (if visiting scholars bring funding to the campus, they receive a
4.3.4 In general, individuals should not be assigned more than one academic office. If an
individual has teaching responsibilities at remote locations such as the Silicon Valley
Center, then shared office space at the remote location should be utilized.
4.4.1 Library space needs are based on numbers of users, collection size, and library staffing.
4.5.1 Office adequacy analyses conducted by the CP/EVC, or by her or his delegates, will be
used for establishing the office space required to house people and equipment for all
administrative activities across the campus and in off-campus locations.
4.5.2 Shared administrative space is encouraged to maximize the availability of space for
4.6.1 Guidelines for establishing adequacy for physical education, sports, wellness/fitness,
and recreational facilities are derived from: 1) expressed student interests and 2) health
goals articulated by the American College Health Association and the American
Association of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation.
4.7.1 Guidelines for establishing adequacy for facilities for the delivery of student services
and academic support programs are derived from: 1) expressed student interests and 2)
standards and guidelines established by the Council for the Advancement of Standards
(CAS) in Higher Education.
4.8.1 Guidelines for establishing the supply of housing for students, faculty, and staff shall be
based on the demand for additional housing, financial feasibility, and the housing goals
articulated in the most recent campus Long Range Development Plan.
5 Space Allocation, Assignment, and Reassignment
5.1.1 The CP/EVC may allocate space to individuals designated as campus Space Control
Officers. The Space Control Officers are defined as the deans, vice provosts, vice
chancellors, and the university librarian.
5.1.2 Space allocations in the academic divisions shall support teaching, learning, and
research aligned with the strategic objectives of the University and the academic plans
for the divisions. The objectives include:
Recruiting and retaining the faculty, staff, and students that characterize the
Building on academic strengths to implement the campus’ academic plan;
Expanding graduate programs and enrollments;
Maintaining the campus’ distinction and achievements as an outstanding
The CP/EVC has charged the deans with building a strong academic program:
recruiting and retaining faculty, meeting and increasing graduate enrollment targets,
sustaining undergraduate enrollments, and expanding summer course offerings. The
CP/EVC also includes increasing contract and grant activity and private giving among
other priorities for the divisions.
5.1.3 The Space Control Officer is responsible for the allocation of space to departments,
units, and sub-units within the division in alignment with divisional and campus goals
5.1.4 The Space Control Officer may further delegate the authority to allocate space to others
within the division.
5.1.5 The allocation or re-allocation of space between the departments and units within the
division is at the discretion of the Space Control Officer.
See: Appendix A Space Assignment Diagram and Appendix B Making Decisions on
5.2.1 Capital improvement projects are those that add new space or infrastructure, or alter the
programmed design or function of existing space, building systems, or infrastructure.
Capital improvements do not include repair or replacement projects that continue the
usability of a facility at its designed level of service. All capital improvements costing
$35,000 or more require approval from the CP/EVC, Chancellor, or the Regents as
5.2.2 When alterations, renovations, or other improvements are needed to meet space
requirements, the division should contact Capital Planning and Space Management
(CPSM) to determine whether the proposed project would be considered a capital
improvement and to identify the review and approval process.
5.2.3 When a new building is planned, space in existing buildings generally will be used for
growth within the division or released for use by other divisions. As part of the
justification for additional campus space, plans for the disposition of released space are
identified in somewhat broad terms and included in documents (e.g., a Project Planning
Guide) that are submitted to the Office of the President and to the State.
5.2.4 During the approximately five to seven years it takes to plan and complete a new
building, and release space in existing buildings, the programmatic needs and space
requirements of the campus can change. Approximately two years prior to the
completion of a new building, a review should occur of:
The original assumptions on which the planned assignment of space in the new
building was based, and
Detailed plans for disposition of individual rooms located in the spaces that will be
This review may indicate potential revisions to the planned assignment of space in the
new building and to the planned disposition of released space. Any revisions would
need to be consistent with criteria described in Section 3.4.0 of this document.
5.2.5 Any proposal to install a trailer, modular unit, cargo storage container, or other
temporary unit that may be necessary to relieve space shortages, requires review by the
Advisory Committee for Planning and Stewardship and approval of the Chancellor or
CP/EVC. All such proposals are processed through Capital Planning and Space
Management (CPSM) and/or the Real Estate Office. The division responsible for
installing a temporary unit is also responsible for all costs associated with maintenance
(see Section 8 – Space Maintenance) and disposal when the unit is removed.
5.2.6 Space Control Officers do not have the authority to negotiate the use, lease, or purchase
of off-campus space on behalf of the University. All such proposals, including the
lease of temporary storage facilities, must be processed through the campus Real Estate
Office with the approval of the Space Control Officer.
5.2.7 Space Control Officers also do not have the authority to negotiate the use of campus
space by an outside agency or other third party. All proposals to provide campus space
(office, cubicle, storage, equipment space, or other) to a non-campus entity or
consultant must be processed through either Purchasing or the Real Estate Office with
the approval of the Space Control Officer.
5.3.1 The campus space management philosophy assumes a flexible allocation of space, with
the capability to increase or decrease the space resources available to any campus unit
(including academic units, administrative units, housing, and student services) as needs
5.3.2 The CP/EVC may consider and initiate space reassignments based on campus space
priorities, the intended use of the space, space amenities (water, gas, ventilation, fume
hoods, etc.), and the source of funds previously used to improve the existing space or to
be used to make future improvements.
5.3.3 Whenever a reorganization or consolidation occurs across divisions, the space occupied
by the individuals/positions moving from one division to another is deemed to be reallocated
to the division receiving the position. If alternate space is to be provided,
then the space transfer would need to be approved and documented via a Temporary
Transfer Agreement or a Memo of Understanding. See Section 5.4.0 below.
5.3.4 Because the campus has limited space options, the units and divisions need to be
proactive in identifying space requirements and must accommodate some growth
within existing space before requesting additional space from the campus. The Space
Control Officer or designee is responsible for managing space requests and
reassignments within the division.
18.104.22.168 The units and departments within a division are responsible for identifying and
communicating space requirements to the Space Control Officer before adding
new personnel, new programs, or applying for extramural funding.
22.214.171.124 Each unit/department should analyze existing space, consider alternatives for
internal space reassignments, and identify why those alternatives cannot meet
the space requirements, before elevating a request for additional space to the
Space Control Officer.
126.96.36.199 If the Space Control Officer concludes the unit/department does not have
sufficient space to meet the need, other alternatives within the division should
188.8.131.52 When space requirements cannot be met within the division, the Space Control
Officer should submit a formal space request to CPSM explaining the need for
additional space. The request should identify the space requirements (type of
space, square footage, utilities, amenities, etc.), alternatives considered, and
time constraints for occupancy.
184.108.40.206 On behalf of the CP/EVC, CPSM will work with the units, departments, and/or
various Space Control Officers to identify new alternatives and, if necessary,
negotiate a space trade, reallocation, Temporary Transfer Agreement, or initiate
a lease transaction through the Real Estate Office.
220.127.116.11 If CPSM is unable to identify space or otherwise meet the needs of all involved
parties, alternatives for the reallocation of space and/or the associated
Temporary Transfer Agreement may be elevated and reviewed by the Advisory
Committee for Planning and Stewardship and approved by the CP/EVC as
5.3.5 Space vacated by eliminated programs, departments, or positions within the division
technically reverts back to the Chancellor’s Office for reallocation; however, Section
5.3.4 of these principles allows the Division to retain the space to meet existing needs.
After meeting these needs, the Space Control Officer should notify CPSM of excess
space and update the Facility Inventory to identify inactive areas available for
5.3.6 When a trailer, modular unit, storage container, or other temporary unit is permanently
transferred to another division, the division giving up the temporary unit is responsible
for documenting the transfer agreement in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
The MOU should identify any compensation given and responsibilities for the cost of
maintenance and disposal.
5.4.1 A temporary transfer of space occurs when one division provides space to another
division to meet programmatic space requirements for a limited period of time.
5.4.2 A voluntary temporary transfer of space does not require review by the Advisory
Committee for Planning and Stewardship or approval by the CP/EVC.
5.4.3 When two divisions are able to come to an agreement for the temporary transfer of
space, the division loaning the space will create a Temporary Transfer Agreement to
document the terms of the agreement (including the purpose, the time period, and any
funds to be spent on alterations). The Temporary Transfer Agreement is signed by the
Space Control Officer from each division.
5.4.4 Original signed Temporary Transfer Agreements are forwarded to CPSM for
processing. CPSM will document the terms of the agreement in the campus facility
5.4.5 At the expiration of the Temporary Transfer Agreement, the parties either agree to
extend the agreement or the space reverts back to the original occupant.
5.4.6 If a temporary transfer of space is in dispute (i.e., not all terms are documented in a
Temporary Transfer Agreement or no Temporary Transfer Agreement exists) and a
resolution cannot be reached, the issue should be submitted to CPSM for resolution on
behalf of the CP/EVC. If CPSM cannot resolve the dispute, the issue will be elevated
to the Advisory Committee for Campus Planning and Stewardship, which will make a
recommendation to the CP/EVC to determine the final disposition of the space.
5.4.7 A division may use the Temporary Transfer Agreement form to document a temporary
transfer of space between departments within the division. CPSM will document the
terms of the agreement in the campus facility inventory system.
5.4.8 If both divisions agree to a permanent transfer of space, either a Temporary Transfer
Agreement form or a Memo of Understanding (MOU) may be used to document the
transfer. The Temporary Transfer Agreement or MOU is signed by the Space Control
Officer from each division. CPSM will document the terms of the agreement in the
campus facility inventory system.
5.4.9 Unless otherwise noted in the Temporary Transfer Agreement, the unit borrowing the
space is responsible for cleaning and maintenance during occupancy and at the end of
the temporary transfer. The unit vacating the space will return the space to the same
condition as when it was borrowed.
6 Utilization and Assessment of Space Use
6.1.1 The Office of the President (OP) and the State require campuses to submit utilization
reports for classrooms and class laboratories. OP and the State look very closely at
these reports to determine whether existing classrooms and class labs are effectively
utilized. Requests for new classrooms and class labs are carefully scrutinized based on
6.2.1 General Assignment Classrooms (classrooms) are scheduled by the Registrar and
should be used in accordance with the Academic Scheduling of Classes and
Classrooms policy approved by the CP/EVC in February 1999.
6.2.2 All lecture and discussion section classes are to be held in general assignment
classrooms and in standard time blocks unless an exception is granted by the division
Space Control Officer for extenuating circumstances.
6.2.3 The divisions are responsible for granting exceptions to their departments for holding
classes in space other than general assignment classrooms and in other than standard
time blocks. Where possible, exception reports should be provided to CPSM to
document department space classroom utilization.
6.2.4 Class time blocks may need periodic revisions in order to fully utilize classrooms.
6.3.1 Class laboratories are assigned and scheduled by individual departments. The
expectation is that class laboratories will be utilized 20 weekly station hours (a
combination of 25 room hours a week at 80% occupancy) - the CPEC standard.
6.3.2 Justification for future teaching laboratories is based on the current utilization of all
campus class labs, as well as a projected curriculum plan for each department that is
included in a proposed project. Utilization of class labs must be creatively and
6.3.3 If class labs are not utilized sufficiently, an evaluation of the reasons should be
undertaken, and if necessary, the class lab reassigned to better serve the space needs of
6.4.1 An assessment of the use and utilization of spaces may be done at any time, at the
request of a Space Control Officer, the CP/EVC, or Capital Planning and Space
6.4.2 The purposes of a space assessment may include:
To obtain verification of utilization.
To develop sufficient information to address space concerns as expressed by
To identify specific rooms (or groups of rooms) for Capital Planning and Space
Management staff to focus on for addressing room utilization issues.
To develop a database of room utilization information (additional to the utilization
information obtained through the facilities space inventory process) for use in
planning and managing spaces.
6.4.3 Space assessments may be conducted by Capital Planning and Space Management or
by EVC appointed delegates (the Advisory Committee on Campus Planning and
Stewardship, members of the faculty, administration, and/or staff).
6.4.4 Notification of a planned space assessment will be provided to the Space Control
Officers whose spaces are to be assessed.
6.4.5 At times, the UC Office of the President may audit a random sample of rooms to ensure
they are properly reported in the annual inventory. Prior notice to the Space Control
Officers may not be possible.
7.1.0 The campus facility inventory is the source record that documents all campus buildings,
space within each building, and how space is used. The inventory is used by the
campus and the UC Office of the President to provide planning and management data
about the existing physical plant.
7.2.0 The campus continues to utilize an online data management system called
FacilitiesLink to update the facility inventory. This web-based user interface allows
easy updates and access to building, department, and room information.
7.3.0 All FacilitiesLink users are required to complete a training course before accessing the
system. CPSM conducts training sessions.
7.4.0 The Space Control Officer or designee is responsible for keeping FacilitiesLink
accurate and up to date at all times. Updates to FacilitiesLink should occur as soon as
possible after a unit occupies or vacates a space.
7.5.0 The Space Control Officer or designee is responsible for reviewing quarterly and
annual reports to confirm the facility inventory is accurate and for making adjusting
entries in FacilitiesLink.
8 Space Maintenance
8.1.1 Regular maintenance and repairs (painting, carpet cleaning, carpentry, plumbing,
electrical, heating and ventilation, and other repairs as required to keep space habitable
and in good working condition), are funded by the funding source of the unit occupying
the space (i.e., space occupied by State-funded units will be maintained by State
Operations and Maintenance of Plant (OMP) funds. Non-state funded units are directly
or indirectly responsible for the cost of maintaining the space they occupy).
8.1.2 Off-campus leased facilities are maintained either via arrangements with the building
landlord, or through contracted services funded by the unit occupying the leased space.
8.2.1 Space maintenance issues should be reported to the Work Order Desk at ext. 9-4444 or
8.2.2 The unit occupying a space is responsible for immediately reporting maintenance issues
and for creating the work orders necessary to keep campus space properly maintained.
8.2.3 Before vacating a campus space, the division occupying the space is responsible for
scheduling a Physical Plant maintenance assessment. Based on the assessment, the
division will create the work orders necessary to return the space to the same condition
as when the space was occupied. This includes repairs to patch and paint walls, clean
carpets or wax floors, clean window coverings, and other work that may be considered
regular maintenance when the space is vacated. A space assessment and work orders
are not required when space is vacated for the purpose of being renovated.
8.2.4 The unit vacating a space is responsible for creating the work orders necessary to
reverse space modifications unless those modifications are desired by the new occupant
or are permanent in nature. Examples include modifications to data/telephone wiring,
lighting, paint color (other than the campus standard), carpet installations, installation
of security systems, installation or removal of temporary walls, etc. When existing
modifications are desired by the new occupant, the new occupant then assumes the
responsibility for reversing the modifications upon vacating the space.
8.2.5 Space repairs and maintenance should be scheduled to begin as soon as possible after a
unit vacates a space.
8.2.6 Before vacating an off-campus leased space, the division occupying a space is
responsible for coordinating with the Real Estate Office to ensure that all lease terms
8.2.7 The division responsible for acquiring and installing a temporary trailer, cargo storage
container, or other temporary unit is also responsible for all maintenance costs while
the temporary unit is in use and for the cost of disposal when the unit is removed.
8.2.8 When a temporary trailer, cargo storage container, or other temporary unit is transferred
to another division, the new division using the space is responsible for the cost of
maintenance. The cost of disposal is not transferred to the new division.
8.2.9 Deviations of these space maintenance responsibilities or other agreements may be
negotiated when space is transferred from one division to another or when the campus
elects to move a unit for the purpose of allocating the space to another division. All
such agreements will be documented and signed by the Space Control Officer for each
division or the CP/EVC and will be forwarded to CPSM to be noted in the facility
9 Space Committees
9.1.1 The main committee that deals with campus space is the Advisory Committee on
Campus Planning and Stewardship (CPS).
9.1.2 Two types of committees report to the CPS: standing subcommittees (such as the
Classroom Subcommittee and the Committee on Sustainability and Stewardship) and
ad hoc committees (Space Evaluation Teams and other groups as deemed necessary).
9.2.1 The CPS advises and makes recommendations to the CP/EVC and to the Chancellor on
matters of capital planning and space management. The CPS focuses on:
Distilling campus concerns and questions regarding policies that affect capital
planning and space management.
Recommending priorities and evaluating impacts for the campus’ Major Capital
Improvement Programs (both State and Non-State), space planning, and physical
planning for facilities.
Providing a forum for the review of capital improvement project proposals that are
approved by the campus CP/EVC or Chancellor.
Providing a forum for review of proposals and negotiation of issues such as space
reassignments, space disputes, room utilization, and/or leasing off-campus spaces.
9.2.2 Committee membership consists of individuals from a broad range of campus units and
includes faculty representatives, undergraduate and graduate students and academic and
administrative staff. The exact composition of committee membership may change as
the space management and facilities needs of the campus evolve.
9.3.1 The Classroom Subcommittee considers the need for future classrooms, utilization of
classrooms, classroom design, and other classroom space issues. The Classroom
Subcommittee meets periodically throughout the year and reports back to the CPS on
an annual basis.
9.3.2 Subcommittee membership consists of staff from the academic and administrative units
that are particularly involved with issues of classroom planning, scheduling, usage,
design, and support.
9.4.1 Each SET evaluates a space assignment dispute or specific spaces that may not be fully
or properly utilized. Each SET is convened as needed by the CPS, meets and considers
the issue they are charged with evaluating, and reports back to the CPS with comments
and recommendations on the issue.
9.4.2 Committee membership consists of CPS members, and/or other individuals, appointed
by the CPS. Appointments to a specific SET will exclude any CPS member that might
have a conflict of interest with the charge of that SET.
9.5.1 The CPS may create, charge, and dissolve subcommittees and working groups as
needed to assist the CPS on matters of capital planning and space management.
9.5.2 Membership of any subcommittee or working group will consist of CPS members,
and/or other individuals, appointed by the CPS.
CPEC Space Guidelines Relating to Academic Offices
State CPEC (California Postsecondary Education Commission) guidelines specify workload
factors that generate a need for space.
CPEC guidelines for academic offices are:
one academic office for each budgeted faculty FTE (based on 100% of the
positions being filled);
one academic office for each postdoctoral headcount; and
one academic office for each budgeted teaching assistant FTE.
CPEC guidelines do not provide offices for emeriti faculty.
CPEC guidelines allow academic office space only for budgeted faculty FTE, not actual FTE
nor actual headcount. This may create a shortage of academic offices.
The State funds construction of academic offices only up to the number of offices allowed under
CPEC guidelines. The campus generally does not have sufficient offices available to meet the
full 100% of CPEC guidelines.
Definition of Academic Office
A room used by faculty, department chairs, other academic instructional appointees (e.g.,
lecturers, instructors, specialists), teaching assistants, emeriti, or postdoctoral scholars working
at one or more desks, tables, or work stations for their desk-based academic work.
Excluded from this definition are offices for graduate students, other professional and staff
researchers, deans, division heads, and directors.
1 For example, for fall 2009 the campus’ space for instruction and research programs (about 23% of total campus space) totals only about 80% of the space generated by enrollment workload factors according to California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) guidelines (see Section 4.2 and Appendix C for more information on CPEC space guidelines).