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Laboratory Space Requirements Policy
Name of Policy
Laboratory Space Requirements Policy
Policy Number
II-C.10
Owners
Academic Affairs
Original Policy Date
10/05/2016
Cosigners
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Last Revised Date
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Other Related Regulatory Rules Laws & Policies Next Scheduled review Date
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Associated Procedures & Forms (Attachments)
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Versioning
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Cycle of Reviews
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Purpose

Existing and new academic programs have needs for laboratory space to meet specific course and/or program learning outcomes, applied research, continuing education and outreach activities. Laboratory space is a resource that must be utilized to deliver quality and accredited programs. New curricula, curricular updates and enrolment growth create increasing demand for laboratory space.


Statement

The University will provide adequate space for each laboratory recommended by the academic faculty in the colleges. Space should accommodate physical assets such as furniture and equipment and comply with health and safety standards. Accreditation standards will ensure maintaining an optimum faculty to students’ ratio.


Procedure
Procedure :

Academic programs assist their needs for laboratory space. Requests for laboratory space allocations are made by the academic units in the colleges. The University will provide needed space resources from the existing university inventory or by adding and commission new resources. The university campus expansion plan will ensure demands for laboratory space will be adequately addressed.