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Master Plan: Schedule of Process

The University of Southern Maine developed the final Master Plan through a process that began in the spring of 2017 and was completed in the fall of 2018. Much of the early process was dedicated to information gathering including tours of all three campuses, extensive interviews, and initial public input.

The final Master Plan was reviewed by the Finance/Facilitates/Technology (FFT) Committee of the University of Maine System Board of Trustees at the FFT Committee's January 10 meeting. The FFT Committee accepted the report and forwarded it the BOT for their approval. The BOT approved the final Master Plan at their January 27, 2019 meeting. USM will still need to go the BOT for approval for specific capital projects identified in the plan. 

 

Pre-Planning Phase

Spring 2017

  • Steering Committee and initial stakeholders identified

 
Summer 2017

 

Phase I: Analysis And Investigation

Fall 2017

 

Phase II: Concept Plan Development

Early Spring 2018

  • Concept alternatives to be created that consider:
    • Campus identity
  • Facility needs and alternatives that consider:
    • New construction
    • Rehabilitation
    • Re-allocation
  • Steering Committee continues to meet twice a month
  • USM Senate Meetings throughout March
    • Faculty Senate: Friday, 3/2/18, 2:00 PM
      Gorham campus — Baily Hall, room 10
    • Professional Staff Senate: Wednesday, 3/14/18, 1:00 PM, via Polycom connection
      • Portland campus — Wishcamper Center, room 205
      • Gorham campus — Baily Hall, room 101E
      • Lewiston campus — room 106
    • Classified Staff Senate: Wednesday, 3/21/18, 2:00 PM, via Polycom connection
      • Portland campus — Luther Bonney, room 147
      • Gorham campus – Baily Hall, room 101E
      • Lewiston campus — room 106
    • Student Senate: Friday, 3/23/18, 1:00 PM, via Polycom connection
      • Portland campus — Luther Bonney, room 326
      • Gorham campus — Bailey Hall, room 113
  • Public forums throughout March/April
    • Portland Evening Community Meeting: Wednesday, 3/28/18, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
      Portland campus — Glickman Family Library, 7th Floor, University Events Room 
    • Portland Noontime Community Meeting: Thursday, 3/29/18, 12:00 – 1:30 PM
      Portland campus — Luther Bonney Hall, Talbot Lecture Hall
    • Gorham Evening Community Meeting: Wednesday, 4/4/18, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
      Gorham campus — Bailey Hall, room 10
    • Gorham Noontime Community Meeting: Friday, 4/6/18, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
      Gorham campus — Bailey Hall, room 10

 

Phase III: Facility Master Plan Development

Late Spring / Early Fall 2018

  • Final plan created that will include:
    • Illustrative Plan
    • Findings Report
    • Phasing
    • Costs
    • Campus Priorities
  • Steering Committee continued to meet twice a month

 

Phase IV: Final Facilities Master Plan Submitted to BoT

  • January 10, 2019 — FFT review
  • January 27, 2019 — BOT approval

 

 

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