Academic Office Space
Office of the Provost/VPAA
To ensure that each faculty member, academic professional, or member of the administration shall have only one office space on campus in which to conduct official College business/functions. Laboratories, studios and similar spaces are not considered office space.
Efforts are made to keep faculty within the same school in the same general area. Space limitations may result in some faculty being assigned to office space in another location or with another faculty member. Deans will always consult with faculty before making any office assignment decisions. We are also committed to providing office space for Emeritus, part-time/adjunct teaching faculty. In most cases, Emeritus office space will be shared with other Emeritus and part-time/adjunct teaching faculty will share office space with other part-time/adjunct teaching faculty.
Faculty on Leave
Full-time faculty retain their office from year to year, but faculty on leave (sabbatical, medical, military service, maternity, etc.) that exceeds 30 continuous working days may be asked to make their offices available for use by other faculty members during such leaves. Faculty members may be asked to clear out their desks and provide sufficient file and bookshelf space to accommodate others. Faculty members may return to the office they occupied prior to their leave.
Offices must be vacated by December 31 by faculty terminating or going on leave after the fall semester and by June 30 for those terminating or going on leave after the spring semester. Alternate dates to vacate offices must be discussed with and approved by the dean.
New faculty may move into their offices on September 1 or at the beginning of the spring semester if beginning employment in the spring semester. Alternative move in dates must be discussed with and approved by the dean.
Office Space Planning
Associate VP for Academic Affairs coordinates space needs for faculty. To facilitate office space planning, deans must let the Associate VP for Academic Affairs know the available office space, space vacated by full-time or temporary faculty leaving their schools, the number of anticipated new faculty, and the number of offices required as soon as decisions regarding hiring, retirement, leaves, etc. are known. Academic office space may not be reassigned for any other use without the explicit consent of the Provost.
Decorating Office Space
Individual faculty members may choose to bring personal items to their office to assist in comfort, education, research, and other matters that fit within the faculty member’s assignment. All items must be in compliance with health and safety regulations, the Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment and Hostile Environment in the Workplace and other College and State policies and regulations.
The College reserves the right to enter offices as needed. The College has the right to require individual faculty members to remove items from their offices that violate health and safety regulations, the Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, and Hostile Environment in the Workplace and other College & State policies and regulations.