2002 Action Plan - Priorities
Recruitment & Retention of Students | Undergraduate Experience | Graduate Experience | Academic Programs & Faculty | Connection to the Greater Community | Infrastructure/Support Improvements
Improve Traffic Safety Measures
A Traffic Safety subcommittee of the Senate P&D committee
will investigate, and report recommendations for, short and long
term solutions to pedestrian and vehicular safety issues at key
pedestrian crossings adjacent to campus buildings. A report to
the Senate will be submitted within calendar year 2002.
Management Administrative Information Infrastructure
Migration of administrative information systems from
legacy programs to a client-based environment will continue. Increased
focus on improved services for students is a central theme of
GoSOLAR (Georgia State On-Line Access to Records) that includes
the migration of SIS to Banner with an expected completion date
of December 2002. Initial implementation will be for Fall 2002.
Improvements will continue to upgrade the number and quality
of media-equipped classrooms and library and computer lab workstations.
A management Decision Support System will continue to be developed.
The multi-year plan to bring all buildings up to industry standards
for network connections will be continued, as funds are available,
as part of the foundation for improved access to and communications
with information resources.
Improved Performance of Administrative Units
The first cycle of Administrative and Support Unit Assessment
will be accelerated. In addition, managers need to be trained
and held accountable for staff performance and unit effectiveness
and to incorporate quality improvement principles such as respect
for ideas and people and use of facts to guide management decisions.
Use of the web as an information tool will be increased and updated
policies and procedures will be made readily accessible via the
web. Quality of facilities in public areas impacts recruitment
- a comprehensive plan will be established to upgrade selected
high profile areas.
The campaign has been extended to December 31, 2002. The goal
has been raised from $75 million to $125 million and includes
our challenge to raise $25 million for a new teaching laboratory
Office space for faculty, staff, and graduate students
is in short supply. Priority will be given to renting and/or reconfiguring
office space as an interim measure. A study will be undertaken
to investigate long-term solutions for critical office space needs.
Funds are needed to complete build-out of the Wachovia building
that is scheduled for completion in spring 2003. Also funds are
needed to renovate existing space such as that vacated in the
Sports Arena and to convert some less-desirable classroom space
in Sparks Hall into office space.
The Aderhold Learning Center is under construction and on schedule
to be occupied for fall 2002 classes. A private developer is building
housing on the edge of campus with 500 beds for married students,
graduate students, and international students. This housing will
be programmed by Georgia State and is scheduled to be ready for
occupancy for fall 2002.
A long-range plan, with criteria, will be developed for the Major
Renovations and Rehabilitation budget. A queuing process will
be established for preventive maintenance and for major and minor
facility modification projects.
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