Goal 6 Enhance campus systems in a sustainable manner--May 11, 2012
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Goal 6: Enhance UMD’s infrastructure; technologies; and information, financial, and human resources to support the campus in a sustainable manner.
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(Please write to umdplan@d.umn.edu to report additional activities related to an action step below)
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Action StepGeneral Description of ActivitiesPerson/ Group ResponsibleNext steps
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1. Expand the campus master plan to incorporate more depth in sustainable planning issues. These should include effective use of green space, community connectivity, alternate transportation (bike and walking paths) and inclusion of outlying properties (May 2012).Develop New Campus Master Plan by May, 2012John King; Campus Assembly Physical Facilities CommitteeInitiate master plan process
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2. Establish UMD as an anchor tenant for a regional fiber optic hub, and promote expansion of regional networks that serve our students, faculty, and staff who live or work off campus (May 2012).UMD is well on its way to becoming a regional fiber optic hub, with the Northeast Service Cooperative providing substantial funding and recently pulling fiber into the campus.Linda DeneenFinalizing a service agreement for remote sites
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3. Support the professional development of all employees to learn and use new technologies, skills, and information in support of campus goals (May 2013).
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4. Examine the overall administrative, governance, and program structure and make appropriate changes to ensure alignment with the strategic plan and campus needs (May 2013).
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5. Promote effective use of technology and information resources in teaching and learning, research and creative endeavors, outreach activities, and support of University business (Immediate and Ongoing).Update ITSS and Library plansLinda Deneen/Bill SozanskyPlans in process
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6. Invest in UMD infrastructure and communication upgrades to more actively promote the athletic, recreational, and cultural opportunities available on and off campus (Immediate and Ongoing).External Affairs; John King
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7. Renovate and upgrade learning, athletic, social, recreational and living spaces in and around campus, making use of the campus master plan as a guide (Immediate and Ongoing).Develop New Campus Master Plan by May, 2012; implement plan as possibleJohn King; Physical Facilities Committee of Campus assemblyBegin work with external consultant
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8. Reduce campus greenhouse gas emissions in line with the UMD Energy Action Plan (Immediate and Ongoing).John King
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9. Infuse the concept and application of sustainability into our curriculum and co-curriculum, our research activities, and our use of facilities (Immediate and Ongoing).Strategic Initiative Grants were announced; Liberal Education Implementation Group has approved theme courses on sustainabilityMindy Granley
(Form team with EVCAA/ Denny Falk)
Eight Strategic Initiative Grants awarded (see Strategic Planning website for details)
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10. Develop financial and operational models to provide data to inform resource allocation (Immediate and Ongoing).John King/EVCAA/ Denny Falk/ Lucy Kragness
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