Pattern Language is the conceptual tool to be used by Warren Wilson to develop underlying principles for practical decisions.
All decisions about what to build and how to build grow out of a participatory process within the shared governance system.
The principles set forth by the College in the various pattern language plans are living documents to be reviewed and revised as needed. None of the existing principles, however, should be ignored or violated in managing physical change at the College.
Proposed major changes in land use should be presented to and discussed by the WWC community for recommendation to the President and Board of Trustees.
Planning undertaken by staff and administration for a period greater than three years ahead should be authorized by the Trustees.
Long Range Land Use Committee (Presidential directives 1994/1996/2005)
Inventory campus property including new acquisitions.
Analyze inventory in regard to the future programmatic and land use needs of the College.
Adopt basic principles to govern a land use plan.
Establish categories of use for various parts of the land and keep future options open in terms of land use.
Develop the Long Range Land Use Plan in three-year cycles.
Develop Environmental Pattern Languages for the following areas with guidelines from relevant stakeholders: land use, energy, transportation, solid waste, hazardous waste, water quality, air quality, purchasing, personnel, construction.
Revisit, annually, the status of the three-year land use plan in force, as well as any further considerations referred by the administration or Board of Trustees.
Present, each fall, the coming year’s plan at a joint session of the Business Affairs and Long-Range Land Use Committee and hand it to Business Affairs for implementation.
Revisit the pattern language program of the College to determine if any revisions are necessary.
Review future sites for additional campus housing and academic buildings.
Look at property immediately contiguous to the campus in terms of how the College relates to that property and its ownership.
Business Affairs Committee (Presidential directives 1996/2000)
Meet each fall with the Long Range Land Use Committee to review the coming year’s land use plan.
Oversee implementation of the Land Use plan each year.
Interpret the principles adopted by the College and oversee the application of these principles.
Solid Waste Committee (1996)
Monitor the implementation of the management plan and assist in the review and update of the plan every two years.
Initially appointed as an ad hoc committee by the Business Manager and ultimately to become a subcommittee of the Business Affairs Advisory Committee.
Hazmat Committee (1986/1997)
The Hazmat Committee will oversee implementation of policy.
Utilize a fully implemented Environmental Management System (EMS) that takes into account the College's previous environmental commitments, and that enables staff, faculty and students to establish environmental goals, monitor progress and achieve continued performance.
Through use of the EMS, accomplish these objectives:
Identify and measure environmental impact;
Insure compliance with environmental regulations;
Initiate an environmental improvement plan that consists of short-term tasks and long-term goals;
Expect Warren Wilson staff, faculty, volunteers and students to take ownership and responsibility for implementation.