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Campus Framework Update Session to Be Held March 2 at Schine
University leaders, in conjunction with the members of the Campus Framework Advisory Group, will host an update session on the Campus Framework on March 2 at 4 p.m. in the Goldstein Auditorium at Schine Student Center.
At the update session, students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to hear about the latest status of the Campus Framework and key projects expected to be included in the first phase of the plan. Taking part in the event will be Michael Speaks, dean of the School of Architecture; Dennis Pieprz, principal at Sasaki Associates; members of the Campus Framework Advisory Group; and other University leaders.
Since the beginning of the academic year, Chancellor Kent Syverud, as part of University Senate meetings, has been providing frequent updates about Fast Forward Syracuse, including the Campus Framework. In his most recent update in January, the Chancellor indicated it has been evolving to include some new developments, and that more detailed communication about the Campus Framework would occur later this semester.
Part of Fast Forward Syracuse, the Campus Framework works in coordination with the University’s Academic Strategic Plan to shape, guide and manage the campus environment and its physical form; identify the relationship between principles and policies, and the issues and places that constitute the campus; determine issues and goals for selection and development of campus building sites; and establish architectural, landscape, parking, utilities, signage, code, zoning and other criteria for developing sites.
The Advisory Group, comprised of faculty, staff and students, has collaborated with Sasaki Associates, the University’s design partner, to analyze the viability of all current campus structures. The group was also charged with exploring ways to make the Syracuse campus—both inside and outside of the classroom—a better place to live, study and work.
Since the Advisory Group was created in 2014, thousands in the University community have contributed their ideas and insights about the Syracuse University campus through the MyCampus survey, campus meetings and open house events.
Earlier in the process and based on feedback from the University community and as a result of vigorous conversations with key stakeholders, the Advisory Group developed the following overarching goals for the Campus Framework:
Support Academic Excellence: Strengthen the global legacy of learning and investigation by creating 21st century academic and research environments across the University.
Enrich All Aspects of Student Life: Foster student success through a holistic residential experience, engaging student life centers, a comprehensive academic and administrative support network, and a diverse array of health and wellness offerings.
Create a Vibrant Campus Setting: Continue to enrich the environment with high-quality place-making, buildings and landscapes, distinguished by design excellence.
As a long-term plan meant to guide future campus development, the Campus Framework plan is designed to be flexible, incremental and implemented in phases. The phasing plans will be iterative and evolving, and may change in order to accommodate future priorities.
American Sign Language (ASL) and Communication Access Real Time (CART) interpretation will be available for this event. If you have requests for accessibility and accommodations, please contact the Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services (EOIRS) office at 315-443-4018.
For more information about the Campus Framework, visit http://fastforward.syr.edu.