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  • Facilities Planning

    Welcome to Facilities Planning

    Provides leadership and support for campus facilities planning, helping to guide development such that it gives physical form to IU Northwest’s mission and strategic plan. The facilities planning efforts shall be designed to:

    • Enhance effectiveness and efficiency
    • Identify potential improvements in facilities usage
    • Provide accurate space information
  • Facilities Committee

    Facilities Committee

    The Facilities Planning Committee is a cross-representational group of University faculty and staff that was created to provide leadership and guidance on issues related to the physical environment. The Committee develops facility plans in alignment with the Strategic Planning Process.

    The Facilities Planning Committee is chaired by the Executive Director of Facilities and Operations. It meets approximately six times per year. Additional meetings that focus on specific issues will be scheduled as needed.

    2015-2016 Facilities Planning Members



    Vice Chancellor

    Eisenstein, Marie

    Political. Science

    Academic Affairs

    Fejdasz, Steve

    Telecommunication & Network

    Information Technology

    Goolik, Mary


    Academic Affairs

    Diming, Mianta'

    Human Resources

    Fiscal Affairs

    Elmore, Kevin

    Physical Plant

    Facilities & Operations

    Hennessy-Harstad, Ellen


    Academic Affairs

    Jefimenko, Otto W

    Physical Plant

    Facilities & Operations

    Malone, Kathy Lee

    Chancellor’s Office


    Manteuffel, Kathryn M

    Environmental Health & Safety

    Facilities & Operations

    Mitchell, Tim

    School of Education

    Academic Affairs

    Novak, John

    Institutional Effectiveness & Research

    Academic Affairs

    O’Dell, Cynthia

    Academic Affairs

    Academic Affairs

    Kapocius, Andy

    Facilities & Operations


    Schaefer, Susan

    Accounting Services

    Fiscal Affairs

    Sharma, Linda

    Special Events


    Sutherland, Timothy L.


    Academic Affairs

    Tyler, Beth

    Student Affairs & Enrollment Management

    Student Affairs & Enrollment Management

    Thomas, James Carl

    School of Business

    Academic Affairs

    Schnatz, Kristofer


    Student Affairs & Enrollment Management



    Academic Affairs



    Academic Affairs

  • Guidelines

    Guidelines & Vision-Based Long Range Priorities for Facilities Planning Committee


    The Facilities Planning Committee is charged with developing a process and a
    plan that addresses the physical environment* and:

    • Supports facilities that are consistent with the academic and strategic direction, vision and mission of IU Northwest.
    • Considers achievement of annual operating needs.
    • Includes the capacity to react to unforeseen opportunities for improvement.

    *Physical environment is defined as buildings, land, landscape, parking, furniture,
    technology, utilities, entries, physical image, community plans and connectivity with the City of Gary.

    Identified at Strategic Planning Retreat, 11/04
    Revised December 17, 2010

    General Principles

    The Facilities Planning Committee will make facilities recommendations which:

    1. Promote and participate in the development of a campus master plan.

    2. Plan for campus expansion and reconfiguration in collaborative and cooperative ways with the neighboring community.

    3. Promote improvements and/or reconfiguration to sustain, maintain and improve campus facilities.

    4. Promote the unique identity of IU Northwest and are consistent with the campus student centered principles.

    5. Produce an inclusive environment conducive to learning and the pursuit of scholarship, discovery, creativity and service.

    6. Promote well-being through a safe and secure environment.

    7. Promote the real and perceived accessibility of the campus to the community we serve.

    8. Promote an aesthetically pleasing environment that is engaging to students, staff, administration, and the community at large.

    9. Are environmentally responsible and address sustainability issues to the extent feasible for the university.

    10. Support an appropriate balance of space for a wide range of activities.

    Identified at Strategic Planning Retreat, 11/04
    Revised February 2008
    Revised December 17, 2010

    Vision-Based Long-Range Facilities Required

    High Priority

    • Aesthetically significant facility to replace Tamarack Hall which houses
      • Discipline-specific student and faculty scholarship and applied excellence space.
      • Interdisciplinary and multidimensional activities and projects within our areas of excellence, cultural discovery and learning and sustainable regional vitality
      • Space for community outreach meetings and activities.
    • Create a campus master plan which includes
      • Removal of Lindenwood and Sycamore
      • Campus parking structure
      • Land acquisition
      • Campus gateways
      • Pedestrian friendly design
      • Assessment of the functionality of Raintree Hall and recommendations for future action
      • Recommendations to safeguard the campus against flooding
    • Interior and exterior signage that promotes a student friendly environment and includes way finder signs for easy navigation on campus.

    Medium Priority

    • Review the feasibility of student housing
    • Faculty/staff lounge that can be used for meals and conversations.
    • Small study group areas throughout the campus with wireless access as well as data ports.
    • Comfortable furniture for a diversity of sizes and shapes.

    Low Priority

    • Expand athletic facilities
    • Expand conference and special event facilities

    Revised December 17, 2010

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