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3.11.3

Physical Resources: Physical facilities
The institution operates and maintains physical facilities, both on and off campus, that appropriately serve the needs of the institution’s educational programs, support services, and other mission-related activities.

Judgment
  Compliant      Non-Compliant      Not Applicable

Narrative

In conjunction with the College's five-year strategic plan, a 25-year Campus Master Plan was developed to guide campus expansion and improvement. This plan has resulted in the renovation and addition of academic, administrative, auxiliary and residential facilities through out the campus as well as major property acquisition to support this growth and development. The Plan is reviewed by the Physical Plant Committee of the Board on a regular basis and updated as necessary.

The Physical Plant Department works to maintain the buildings and grounds on campus on a daily basis. Through the Work Order Tracking System, Physical Plant is able to address concerns regarding regular maintenance and minor repairs to facilities. Faculty, staff or students, initiate work orders via email, telephone and office visits.

In addition to maintenance needs reported by faculty, staff, and students, weekly building walk-throughs are performed by plant staff to assess facility conditions. Quarterly interviews with division deans and department heads are conducted by Campus Operations to insure programmatic needs are being met. Periodically, Campus Operations commissions a campus-wide facility condition analysis to establish the current level of deferred maintenance. This information is used to develop annual maintenance objectives and develop capital budgets.

In order to maintain a clean, comfortable environment on campus, the Physical Plant negotiates contracts for services, such as housekeeping and landscaping, with janitorial and landscaping companies. Major mechanical systems for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning are maintained by reputable service companies. Upon updating, the Physical Plant Department will review and release the Policy and Procedures Manual on an annual basis.

Morehouse College operates and maintains one campus location and has continuous processes designed to review regularly the adequacy of its facilities in meeting the needs of approved programs, services and activities. Support Services has policies in the Support Services Facilities Use Manual that govern the use of the facilities and access to buildings and grounds. The College is currently undertaking a Space Utilization Study to
help determine the best and most efficient use of our current facilities as well as identify areas where we may need to increase space to improve operational efficiency.

 
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