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Strategic Direction #6 – Infrastructure Investment

We will focus our priorities on facilities, technology, core resources, and business policies and practices.

Implement sustainable funding models to ensure fiscal stability.

Initiative 6.1.1: Reduce operational dependence on one-time funding for core functions and services.

Initiative 6.1.2: Through process and/or program assessment, identify resources at the department and/or unit level for reallocation and direct such resources to areas with demonstrated/potential growth, capacity for revenue generation, and critical strategic need.

Refine and implement the comprehensive Campus Master Plan.

Initiative 6.2.1: Maintain the Campus Master Plan as a guiding document by monitoring implementation and adjusting priorities to changes to ensure its continued relevance.

Improve the effectiveness and efficiency of campus business processes to ensure continuous improvement and to realize financial savings.

Initiative 6.3.1: Review the use of expendables, including printed documentation, and where reasonable, reduce such usage and transition to digital alternatives.

Initiative 6.3.2: Conduct business-flow analyses of all key functions and redundant business processes, consolidate and centralize similar operations across campus, leverage existing enterprise solutions (Banner, Blackboard, R25, SharePoint, etc.), and transition to digital alternatives where possible.

Initiative 6.3.3: Through an ongoing process of assessment and periodic administrative unit reviews, improve the effectiveness and efficiency of operations while delivering excellent service experiences.

Sustain and increase information technology capabilities and capacity required to meet University goals and needs.

Initiative 6.4.1: Establish and systematize a sustainable funding model for information technology that accommodates operational support, replacement and upgrades, University growth, and strategic initiatives.

Initiative 6.4.2: Ensure accommodation of mandatory and anticipated information technology needs, including both human resources and technologies through annual capacity planning, management, and implementation processes. Incorporate a review of current technologies, evaluating any redundant, obsolete, or underused products into this planning process.

 

Maintain and improve systems, capabilities, and infrastructure in support of the University’s strategic priorities.

Initiative 6.5.1:Develop and maintain University all-hazards prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery efforts through comprehensive emergency and disaster planning, training, and exercise programs.

Initiative 6.5.2: Implement efficient and sustainable funding models to develop the systematic maintenance, assessment, repair, and enhancement of all safety technologies in support of campus safety.

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