The Conceptual Campus Facilities Master Plan Framework for Fiscal Years 2002-2011, was published in June 2001. This document established the conceptual framework for the continued development of The College’s physical facilities (academic, residential, and recreational) during the next decade of the on-going mission-based planning and in support of its educational aspirations. In keeping with its most basic goal (to support the mission-based planning effort to meet the academic aspirations of The College), the facilities master plan framework has been guided by six goals:
- To reduce the effective age and increase the remaining useful life expectancy of the academic and residential facilities.
- To support the educational, residential, and recreational needs of the optimal size for the entering first-year class. A study of the most competitive colleges and universities in the nation, as defined by Barron’s, reveals that among the institutions that specialize in undergraduate education, TCNJ’s freshman class target of 1200 is one of the three largest first year classes in the nation. Nevertheless, considering the projected growth of high school graduates in New Jersey , the region and the nation, TCNJ must respond appropriately – increasing its enrollment within its mission parameters.
- To increase the percentage of students living on campus and to enhance the residential experience with appropriate recreational facilities. Given its commitment to students to be leaders who will sustain and advance the communities in which they live, on -campus living is an important facet of the educational experience of The College. The number, variety and the quality of residential rooms must be enhanced in order to continue to attract top caliber students and to compete more successfully for such students against other high quality, out-of-state, private institutions.
- To plan for increased parking needs while maintaining the spacious feel of the campus including green spaces and open sight lines.
- To develop a schedule that minimizes disruption of the teaching-learning environment that is feasible both financially and in terms of construction management.
- To enhance the academic transformation currently under discussion on the campus, particularly the identity of the school units within the new academic structure.
Most office renovation requests are and should be submitted through the fiscal year Renovation and Maintenance Projects process managed by the Vice President for Facilities, Construction and Campus Safety. However, there can be mid-year requests, some generated by reorganizations coming from the budget situation. We need to be very cognizant of keeping costs for office moves to an absolute minimum, reusing existing office furniture, and limiting construction costs. In order to insure that all moves are handled efficiently and fairly, we have created a mid-year web-based request form. All requests will be reviewed. You will then be informed if your project request is approved for further evaluation or if it is not approved. For approved projects, either a meeting will be called to discuss the request in more detail or a representative of Campus Planning will contact the requester to plan the office move/furniture/renovation. Please check the status of fiscal year and mid year requests.