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Locations

Moscow

info@uidaho.edu
Phone: 208-885-6111
Toll-free: 88-88-UIDAHO
Fax: 208-885-9119
Student Union Building
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264

Boise

Phone: 208-334-2999
Fax: 208-364-4035
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702

boise@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/boise

Coeur d'Alene

Phone: 208-667-2588
Toll-free: 888-208-2268
Fax: 208-664-1272
1031 N. Academic Way,
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

cdactr@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/cda

Idaho Falls

Phone: 208-282-7900
Fax: 208-282-7929
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83402

ui-if@uidaho.edu
www.uidaho.edu/idahofalls

Space Management Principles and Practices

Principles

  1. Maximize Efficiency
    1. Time occupied
    2. Manage services to space (utilities, access to equipment, etc)
    3. Consider placement/adjacency
    4. Amount of space devoted to specific activity/function
  2. Promote Productivity
    1. Encourage honest and realistic requests and expectations
    2. Consider opportunities for synergy across disciplines and work areas
    3. Recognize that moves are costly and disruptive
  3. Welcoming to Staff and All Visitors
    1. Strive to make facilities and space within facilities as inviting as possible
    2. Create an atmosphere that rewards time spent in a UI facility
    3. Promote and develop ways to make time in facilities illuminating (users of facilities learn something helpful with each visit or use
  4. Storage Space Should be Separated from Working Space
    1. Identify storage requirements and satisfy in non-working space when possible
    2. Identify unnecessary storage and eliminate
  5. "Ownership" Lies with the Institution, not the Occupant
    1. Encourage all users to be flexible
    2. Consistent use of space reduces confusion and promotes a feeling of inclusion
    3. Fluid space allows for better reaction to opportunities that present

Practices

  • Serve all customers!
  • ‘Assigned’ spaces only to 1.0 FTE (full time equivalent)
  • Priority to 40 (and 40+) hour/week employees
  • Institutional hierarchy does not itself dictate space use
  • Utilize space to create and retain flexibility and fluidity