Charge to the Educational Land Management Committee
Berry aspires to use its campus as a sustainable place for educational, scholarly, recreational and cultural growth. Wise stewardship of Berry’s land in support of this aspiration necessitates careful planning and open communication among those who have expertise in each of these areas. In particular, as educational, research, cultural, and recreational activities that involve the land expand, a representative group needs to meet regularly to guide and coordinate the process by which specific areas are approved and safeguarded for specified time periods for these designated uses and to ensure that such use is compatible with other designated and approved uses of campus lands. Therefore, the Educational Land Management Committee is being reconstituted and charged with support of this effort.
To support these ends, the committee will be composed of the following members:
Renee' Carleton, Biology Department, ELM chair
Two faculty members appointed by the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences
Martin Cipollini; George Gallagher
One faculty member appointed by the Evans School of Humanities, Arts and Social Science
One faculty member elected by Faculty Assembly
Eddie Elsberry, Director of Agricultural Operations and Sustainability
Mark Hopkins, Director of Physical Plant
Billy Yeomans, Director of Land Management
Rufus Massey, Dean of Student Work
Jonathan Baggett, Director of Campus Safety
Michael McElveen, Director of Recreation
One member appointed by Vice president for Student Affairs (McElveen)
Brian Erb, Vice President for Finance, ex officio
Mary Boyd, Provost, ex officio
Two SGA representatives
The ELM Committee is charged with the following objectives:
1) Foster the use of Berry’s land for approved research, educational, cultural and recreational projects by initiating and maintaining a clear, timely, accessible and fair application, review and approval process. The process should be reviewed annually to ensure that it complies with best practice.
2) Develop and maintain appropriate processes for registering and safeguarding approved sites. Once approval is granted, the committee should communicate with and cooperate with appropriate campus departments to ensure that the site is protected from other uses throughout the duration of the approved project. A report for each site must be submitted for review annually by its sponsors regarding the status of the project.
3) Areas designated for use sites before 2013 should be identified and documented by the committee as soon as possible, and site sponsors should provide regular reports regarding the status, duration and continuing purpose of the project.
4) Develop and maintain guidelines for closing a project for cause or because of surpassing college priorities.
5) Develop and maintain appropriate means of communicating the procedures and work of the committee with the campus community.