- Each project has an owner, who is typically the individual who initiates the project.
- Each project has a sponsor. The sponsor is usually the dean/vice president or CFAO responsible for the college or department associated with the project submitter. Support from the project sponsor will be required for the project to be reviewed by campus executive leadership. If you have questions about a request in advance of receiving your sponsor’s approval, please contact University Planning).
- Requests for funding for emergencies will be considered year-round with project sponsor approval.
- The University will evaluate the financial feasibility, timing, and priority of project requests that do not have identified funding in conjunction with the institution’s overall capital project priorities.
Project Initiation Guidance
Project Initiation Form
The Project Initiation Form (PIF), assists with capturing relevant information to help campus leadership prioritize facility improvements and manage the entire campus comprehensively.
Project Authorization Request (PAR)
The Project Authorization Request, or PAR, helps document the scope, schedule, budget, funding and intention of a capital project with a budget of $100,000 or greater. It ensures the project team, client, and executive leadership authorize the project to be implemented.
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