All public higher education institutions in the state must submit an annual facility inventory report to the THECB [Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board] to fulfill provisions of the Higher Education Coordinating Act of 1965 as amended (codified as Subtitle B, Chapter 61, Texas Education Code, 1971). The amount, type, and use of physical space are components used to determine each institution’s funding. Conducting an annual space survey is the tool used to ensure accuracy in UTD’s reporting.
Administering the Survey
The space survey is administered via Microsoft Excel sheets and Microsoft Outlook email.
Each SIC [Space Inventory Contact] will receive floor plan drawings for their department’s space along with their survey. SIC [Space Inventory Contact] s will note any drawing discrepancies by marking up the provided floor plans or by utilizing the comments column of their survey. If a physical space change occurs in between annual surveys, inform the Space Inventory Specialist with details. The SIC [Space Inventory Contact] can request floor plans if they wish to convey changes using drawings. These submitted details may trigger a site visit by the Space Inventory Specialist to obtain more accurate data.
These codes are required to complete the space survey. Each room is assigned at least one of each:
- Space Use Code (PDF [Portable Document Format File] )
- Function Code (PDF [Portable Document Format File] )
- CIP Code (PDF [Portable Document Format File] )