Associate Dean for Research
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Key Contacts

Associate Dean for Research
CLAS Facilities Manager


CLAS Departments and Programs.

Policy Purpose and Description

Facilities Management oversees and manages changes or modifications to university buildings.

The college annually allocates funding for renovations that are tied to the College’s strategic priorities. Funding is available for departmental improvements, such as new faculty laboratory renovations, necessary infrastructure updates, programmatic changes, re-carpeting, furniture replacement, and other facility needs that are not covered by Facilities Management.

Departments may use their own funding to pay for renovation projects. Regardless of the source of funds, the CLAS Director of Facilities should be involved in all aspects of planning, design, and construction.


Renovations are capital improvements to university buildings.


To request renovation funding from the college, DEOs must submit a written request to the Associate Dean for Research. The request must include a description of the project, estimated cost, how the project ties to the department’s strategic priorities, and the impact to faculty and/or student success.  

For new faculty laboratory renovations, the funding request should be made as part of a department’s request for a new faculty line.

To initiate a renovation project, select the black “Plan/Build/Renovate” link in FM@YourService. Project requests are routed through the college and must be approved by Campus Planning before proceeding. Renovation projects are managed by FM’s Design and Construction Services.


Self-service form for requesting a renovation.

Frequently Asked Questions


Related Information

Facilities Management Quick View of Services

Revision History

Last updated 9/19/22