Strategic initiatives to help reach our goals
Campus leadership will identify and implement changes in campus operations and programs that account for $15—$25 million of the five-year goal at a pace of $4—$5 million annually. Initial efforts are included below. Additional measures will emerge in the coming months and years.
Expansion of the Research Core Facilities Program and establishment of an equipment management program
The Research Core Facilities Program (RCFP) enables research via expertise and state-of-the-art instrumentation in a shared environment. The RCFP has already achieved increased revenue and administrative savings for the select participating core facilities. As part of the expansion of this program, a formal equipment management program will be established.
An equipment management program can reduce overall expenditures by helping the campus to leverage existing inventory and plan for equipment maintenance. The data available through an equipment management program would allow the campus to identify opportunities for shared resources and cost savings.
Learn more about the Research Core Facilities and Equipment Management Programs.
Transition of the Physical Education academic program to a recreation-based activity
The Physical Education (PE) program provides students with academic credit for activity-based courses taught by faculty. Programs of this type are no longer common in universities. With declining enrollment in PE courses and increasing enrollment in Campus Recreation programs, a new model will be considered. A workgroup will be appointed to consider a transition to a lower cost model that maintains access to quality athletic and physical wellness opportunities.