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Standard 8.A - Instructional and Support Facilities
Sufficient physical resources, particularly institutional
facilities, are designed, maintained, and managed (at both on- and off-campus
sites) to achieve the institution's mission and goals.
8.A.1 Institutional facilities are sufficient to achieve
the institution's mission and goals.
8.A.2 Facilities assigned to an institutional function
are adequate for the effective operation of the function.
8.A.3 The institution's facilities are furnished adequately
for work, study, and research by students, faculty, and staff.
8.A.4 The management, maintenance, and operation of institutional
facilities are adequate to ensure their continuing quality and safety necessary
to support the educational programs and support services of the institution.
8.A.5 Facilities are constructed and maintained with due
regard for health and safety and for access by the physically disabled.
8.A.6 When programs are offered off the primary campus,
the physical facilities at these sites are appropriate to the programs
8.A.7 When facilities owned and operated by other organizations
or individuals are used by the institution for educational purposes, the
facilities meet this standard.
Standard 8.B - Equipment and Materials
Equipment is sufficient in quality and amount to facilitate
the achievement of educational goals and objectives of the institution.
8.B.1 Suitable equipment (including computing and laboratory
equipment) is provided and is readily accessible at on- and off-campus
sites to meet educational and administrative requirements.
8.B.2 Equipment is maintained in proper operating condition,
is inventoried and controlled, and replaced or upgraded as needed.
8.B.3 Use, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials
are in accordance with the institution's prescribed procedures.
Standard 8.C - Physical Resources Planning
Comprehensive physical resources planning occurs and
is based upon the mission and goals of the institution.
8.C.1 The master plan for campus physical development
is consistent with the mission and the long-range educational plan of the
institution, and the master plan is updated periodically.
8.C.2 Physical facilities development and major renovation
planning include plans for the acquisition or allocation of the required
capital and operating funds.
8.C.3 Physical resource planning addresses access to institutional
facilities for special constituencies including the physically impaired
and provides for appropriate security arrangements.
8.C.4 Governing board members and affected constituent
groups are involved, as appropriate, in planning physical facilities.
Supporting Documentation for Standard Eight
Campus map, and/or, if applicable, other educational site
1. Policy statements concerning access to campus for various
constituencies, visitor information, security, and public safety.
2. Schedule for replacement of instructional equipment
and examples of inventories which are maintained.
3. Campus facilities master plan and accompanying maps
that indicate changes over the past several years.
4. Annual and long-term plans for remodeling, renovation,
and major maintenance.
5. Major property additions or capital improvements during
the past three years and those planned for the next three years.
1. Space utilization studies including unit-by-unit assignments.
2. Measures utilized to determine the adequacy of facilities
for the institution's programs and services.