The University of Iowa

Facilities Information Systems (and Campus Planning and Development)

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An additional administrative Facilities Management function serving all of campus is the Facilities Information Service.  FIS connects with Campus Planning and Development, an organization with a separate funding model, located in Finance and Operations.  (overhead in rates – all funding sources)

Facilities Information Services is responsible for maintaining accurate university-wide facilities data. This includes, but not limited to, land holdings, space information, building data and infrastructure assets.  FIS works directly with the university’s Campus Planning unit. This strategic partnership supports the University’s space planning and management processes, administered through the Provost, Vice President for Research, and Senior Vice President for Finance and Operations. FIS is responsible for all records relative to space assignment and coordination. The unit supports Campus Planning and the University Space Committee providing recommendations to improve space management and utilization. In addition, the unit’s utility and mapping services supports the university’s master planning and other facility planning efforts. The unique partnership with Campus Planning is necessary to successfully advance the university’s physical environment. 

Campus Planning

Campus Planning is a unit within Campus Planning and Development, which reports to the Senior Vice President for Finance and Operations and is responsible for leading the planning efforts associated with the maintenance, operations, and improvements of the university’s physical environment.  The unit is responsible for developing plans and processes that support the building, site, and infrastructure needs of all campus programs.

FIS maintains the data warehouse critical to university planning efforts.  The strategic partnership between CP and FIS strengthens the university’s ability to advance its facilities. This supports the university’s desire to have data driven processes relative to campus use and development.