Space Planning and Management


The Health Sciences Space Advisory Committee (HSSAC) was established to provide general guidance and specific recommendations to the Vice Chancellor of Health Sciences in regard to the most effective use of existing space, the assignment of new space, and the need for future facilities development for instruction and research, and organized research activities.

The Committee will:

  1. Review space policy and recommend changes as necessary, at least every three years.
  2. Recommend space analyses as needed.
  3. Conduct annual reviews, including a walk-through of all schools, departments and ORU space. Faculty assigned space will be reviewed, and each school/department/ORU will provide written space utilization reviews and supporting documentation.
  4. Annually review and comment on space utilization by school/department/ORU and identify space available for reallocation.
  5. Recommend programmatic priorities for space assignments, and development of new space.
  6. Assist in defining the need/scope of future instruction and research space, and ORU related support facilities.
NOTE:  Sanford Consortium, ECOB, MCC, MPF, NARF and Leased Spaces are not included in space review.
Meetings are on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.