3.11.3 Physical Facilities
3.11.3 Physical Facilities
The institution operates and maintains physical facilities, both on and off campus, that are adequate to serve the needs of the institution’s educational programs, support services, and mission-related activities.
Compliance ___ Partial Compliance ___ Non-Compliance
South Louisiana Community College (SLCC) provides services to and holds classes for students on the campuses of New Iberia and Lafayette, and holds classes for students at the site in Franklin and all EMT sites (Baton Rouge, Covington, Gretna, Hessmer, Houma, Lafayette, and Lake Charles). The SLCC Facilities Department, under the administration of the Vice Chancellor of Administration and Finance, oversees the on-going operation and maintenance for all physical facilities. The facilities in New Iberia and Franklin are owned by the respective school boards of Iberia Parish and St. Mary Parish, who have the ultimate responsibility for their facilities. SLCC oversees the daily operation and maintenance to the extent allowed by State Law under the direction of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS).
In May 2000, a facilities master plan, titled Master Plan 2025, was developed to provide a basic framework for the organization of a campus physical plant from which SLCC can meet its academic and outreach goals for the next 25 years. (1) It includes a thorough analysis of the selected site and surrounding environs, projections of space needs based upon anticipated enrollment and educational specifications, as well as standards and parameters for the design of facilities and infrastructure necessary to meet those needs.
The College attempts to improve physical facilities across all campus locations through the monitoring of the annual Faculty/Staff Satisfaction Survey, the Student Opinion Survey, and the Annual Plan Report. Satisfaction with basic maintenance services and physical plants is assessed through maintenance and custodial work orders and email; and through the annual planning process. College planning units may address survey results and may add to facility unit plan requests in an effort to address facility needs and concerns.
The Facilities Department is annually required to complete a Facilities Assessment and Space Utilization Report. (2) and (3) This report is designed to summarize changes in space allocations, and analyzes how each room of every building is being used. It also analyzes room scheduling and indicates what times of day rooms are being used, versus when they are available for re-deployment.
|(1)||SLCC 2025 Master Plan|
|(2)||2009 Facilities Inventory and Utilization Study|
|(3)||2010 Facilities Inventory and Utilization Study|