Action Plan 2005 - Infrastructure /Support Improvements
Recruitment & Retention of Students | Undergraduate Experience | Research & Graduate Programs Infrastructure | Academic Programs & Faculty | Connection to the Greater Community | Infrastructure/Support Improvements
Improve Traffic Safety Measures
A Traffic Safety subcommittee of the Senate Planning & Development committee will continue to investigate and report recommendations for long term solutions to pedestrian and vehicular safety issues at key pedestrian crossings adjacent to campus buildings.
Management Administrative Information Infrastructure
The mainframe computer will be decommissioned with successful completion of the last of legacy HR to PeopleSoft HR.
Improvements will continue to upgrade the number and quality of media-equipped and/or wireless classrooms and library and computer lab workstations. Support of the libraries' virtual reference initiatives will continue. A Data Warehouse project will continue to be developed to implement an institutional data model, hosted by Georgia State , with capability to feed data to OIIT for BOR model. Statware will be maintained in a functionally stable state while a new front end for Statware (iPort) is developed. Integrated data marts for student, college, financial, HR/faculty, and facilities will be phased into the data warehouse.
Staffing issues that relate to the management of administrative information infrastructure include workstation support, network support, and upgrading staff skills as more routine administration migrates to electronic systems. We will examine staffing plans across the university to obtain a balance between central and local support, recognizing that local support could be neighborhood rather than for an individual unit.
Improved Performance of Administrative Units
The ASUR process will continue and action plans will continue to be implemented to the extent possible given the budget situation. 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.
The University's wireless architecture will continue to evolve, with an emphasis on secure access, academic value and increasing bandwidth. Research will continue into the use of wireless and hand-held technology in instruction.
Continued emphasis will be placed on improving and standardizing the university's networks and data management systems through policies and procedures designed to protect institutional assets and maintain individual privacy.
Digital Community Development
CoreWeb project will be rolled out as we continue to improve communication to internal and external constituents through the Internet.
Funding for the Science Teaching lab building will continue to be a high priority. The building is #7 on the Regents' list for $49 million state funding. Support from private giving for $25 million continues to be sought. A request to the Regents for a Humanities building to replace Sparks Hall will probably be made in June 2005.
The Library Transformation project, funded in part by a student fee, is underway. A minor capital $3.5 million improvement project for the Arts & Humanities building is also underway. With the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies move to the Wachovia building, renovations of various spaces that they vacated will continue. Ground breaking for new resident halls on the Piedmont/Ellis site will take place in early spring 2005, with an anticipated occupancy of the buildings in August 2007.
We will continue the update of the campus Master Plan.
Quality of facilities in public areas impacts recruitment - a comprehensive plan will be established to upgrade selected high profile areas.
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