The M-Pathways Space Management module allows the University to record and report its use of physical space (e.g., buildings and rooms). Space Management data is used in:
Some common uses of the M-Pathways Space Management module by University departments include:
The Office of Space Analysis (OSA) supports the business processes associated with the Space Management module.
Departments are responsible for maintaining an inventory of their physical space in M-Pathways to:
Required room data includes square footage, function, and basic features (e.g., air conditioning, number of computer stations). Optional room data includes utilization information and additional or unique features (e.g., laboratory safety). The more detailed your inventory, the more your department can use the data to determine how best to use its physical space.
You can update your department's space data at any time, but you must review, update (if applicable), and submit it during the annual Space Survey period. During this time, OSA officially validates the space for the state and federal reporting purposes.
There are two ways to record space data in M-Pathways: online or upload.
Download and save the reusable Survey Excel template to your computer.
The table below contains links to various Space Management resources by their location:
|Office of Space Analysis||OSA Website||Provides business process information, announcements, and Space Management reports (non-M-Pathways).|
|Departmental space survey||Provides specific information related to space data and the Space Survey, including:
|My LINC||Space Survey - Training and Resources*||Links to step-by-step system procedures, including links to register for SME101A Space Management - Part 1 and SME101B Space Management - Part 2. This two-part eLearning course is required to obtain system access to the Space Survey.|
* Click the link to go to the My LINC Activity page, then click the arrow to open the resource.
Space Management has four system roles. Work with your Financial Unit Liaison to select the appropriate role in the Online Access Request System (OARS). All roles limited by department-level security.