On Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 11:35 AM, Jen Stokes - jstokes firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I would hesitate to send a draft form out campus wide for review and criticism as I fear it would take several years to agree upon a final draft!
Well, that IS the problem with involving more people in a design. The creator needs to decide whether local expertise could help by improving decisions or hinder by adding to the decision load. For example, I think that the physical plant folks should be consulted whenever any sidewalk is laid out -- because they're going to have to keep them safely clear of snow in the winter. I'm looking at the walks currently being laid around Old Main and I would venture to guess that nobody was asked "Are there any changes we would make the physical plant's job of plowing them easier?" That's my concern -- that we're all on the same team and we should seek ways to work with each other.
In my opinion, there's at least a trillion dollars sitting on the table for anybody who could help institutions like ours cooperate internally more effectively.