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Original Charge to the Committee
Under the direction of the APC
and in conjunction with the APC’s efforts to guide the development of a new strategic plan for Colgate, this subcommittee was formed to develop a campus master plan for the Colgate campus, facilities, and land.
A campus master plan is typically centered on the question of "How can an institution best use its land and buildings to meet its future program needs?" That broad charge remains; however, a plan that looks too far into the future runs the risk of being so broad that it is inconsequential soon after its completion. As a result, this campus planning process will focus on more near-term (up to 15 years) campus utilization issues. We envision that the campus master plan will respond to a set of specific questions, challenges, and opportunities facing Colgate as we plan for the future. Areas of inquiry will not only focus on the inevitable long-term expansion of facilities but must also address the university’s commitment to sustainability and responsible land use.
The last Colgate campus master plan was completed in 1990 with the assistance of Dober, Lidsky, Craig & Associates, Inc. In January of 1997, a “Lower Campus Master Plan Report” was issued in collaboration with Cooper, Robertson & Partners. Given the span of time and the campus facility changes that have taken place over the last two decades, it is clear that a new campus planning effort is necessary for Colgate. The subcommittee will consult with the Campus Planning and Physical Resource Committee (CPPRC) throughout this process.