Strategic Initiative Requests
Strategic Initiative Requests - Detailed Overview of Each Request Considered "Critical"
37 Requests Total (35 Requests Under Active Consideration)
College of Business, Economics, and Computing
New accounting tenure track position to meet increasing need in Business
An Accounting tenure-track position is needed to address the increasing number of business and accounting students at UW-Parkside. Accounting courses are central to undergraduate and graduate business programs, and there is a growing demand for accounting courses due to significant increases in business and accounting enrollments.
Increase the number of open flex workstations by 16, and make available a bank of 8 iMacs on the first floor of the library to accommodate increased user needs that are exceeding available machines.
Division of Social Sciences and Professional Studies
Assistant/Associate Dean for the new college (stipend).
This position will assist the dean to fulfill the strategic and academic plans of the university.
Founding Dean for the new college
With the implementation of the College of Social Sciences and Professional Studies, the position of founding dean must be established. Additional funds are requested, above those already allocated, to ensure the salary offered is competitive and on par with the other deans.
Request for Deans Assistant for the new college.
This request is for a Deans Assistant for the founding dean of the College of Social Sciences and Professional Studies.
Suitable office space for the Founding Dean of the new college
This request for funds is to provide suitable office space for the founding Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Professional Studies in Molinaro Hall rooms 360, 362, and 364.
College of Natural and Health Sciences
Hire Assistant Professor of Health Psychology
Hiring of an assistant professor of Health Psychology to support the mission of the Psychology Department. For an in-depth description of this position and the rationale for it please set the PAR.
Office of the Provost
Online course development for full-time faculty and instructional staff
Requesting funds for online course development for full-time faculty and instructional staff. The purpose of this workshop is to produce an online course that will be taught during the following spring or summer session.
Professor David Higgs, Biological Sciences, is requesting support for the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) event for four faculty and 14 UW-Parkside students.
College of Arts and Humanities
Miscellaneous Finance expense associated with "The Rita"
This budgetary request for FY14 is to provide essential financial resources needed in order to provide adequate personnel and S&E funding to operate the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities. Additional funding for skilled professional staff members is needed to operate, coordinate, and maintain these massive and complex facilities with four theatres, three art galleries a 345 seat concert hall, and dozens of new laboratory and classroom spaces.
Cash to Budget
Move our current budget from cash allocation to base budget.
Provide funding for additional recruitment marketing strategies including: Cappex Transfer and College Greenlight products, updated virtual tour for our web site, digital advertising, name purchasing, and a 1-to-1 marketing suite.
Diversity and Inclusion
Program Associate Part-time
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion's staff, programs, and information impacts all faculty, staff, and students at the University of Wisconsin Parkside. A part-time Program Associate is requested to assume primary responsibility for coordination and communication with stakeholders.
Diversity and Inclusion Faculty Fellowship Project
Through a nomination and selection process, three Diversity and Inclusion Faculty Fellows will be appointed on a rotating basis, by the Provost and Senior Diversity Officer. The Fellows will receive course release time plus a three thousand ($3,000) dollar stipend to focus on diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workforce, curriculum, and community. The initiative will also include an assessment plan to determine the outcomes of the efforts and identify steps for continuous improvement.
Dollars for Sense Program
The UW-Parkside Dollars for Sense Program was started in July 2004. The program exists to reward Classified and/or LTE employees for their suggestions and ideas that will result in (1) measurable savings, (2) increased efficiencies, and/or (3) improvements in the work environment.
P.E.A.C.E (People Everywhere Are Created Equal) Institute
We intend to create a P.E.A.C.E (People Everywhere Are Created Equal) Institute that brings student leaders together to network, learn how to make organizations grow and develop, and learn how to include other students as advocates for diversity and inclusion issues and concerns.
Assistant Director - Advising
A full-time Assistant Director reporting to the Director of Advising and Career Center to support current programming and activities as well as assist in the overall growth and development of academic and career advising offered through the Center.
Change 60 % FA position to 100 % and eliminate 50 % cash funded position
Financial Aid is requesting support to increase .6 Financial Aid Counselor position (held by Jan Ocker until his retirement effective 1/2/2013) to full-time. Currently, the office has a .60 position and a .5 cash funded scholarship coordinator. This proposal would merge these two positions at the end of this fiscal year.
Create Center for Adult Learners
Our goal is to develop a Center for Adult Learners (CAL) which serves adult, non-traditional students including active military and veterans. This center will offer support services such as an advisor dedicated to advising adults and distance education students; a part-time prior learning assessment (PLA) coordinator who will focus on implementing PLA processes at UW-Parkside; a director of adult credit programs who would work with deans, faculty, and staff to initiate more academic programs targeted toward adult and non-traditional students; and an instructional designer to support the newly created programs. Although CAL will be housed in Tallent Hall and report organizationally to Center for Community Partnerships (CCP), its successful implementation will require close partnership with Enrollment Management, Student Affairs, Teaching and Learning Center, Academic Colleges and Campus Technology Services.
Expand recruitment outreach in Illinois and Michigan
This request is to funding additional recruitment outreach in Illinois and Michigan; specifically travel to new markets and targeted direct mailings.
Image Now training for cross functional team
Enrollment Management, CTS, and Business Services are proposing to develop a "super-user" team trained to perform deployments and maximize the use of the system's workflow capabilities campus-wide. To maximize this system's capabilities, knowledgeable, trained staff are needed to support students.
International Recruitment - this request has been rescinded
Ongoing support for EMAS Recruitment Pro and increased travel and mail costs
The office of Admissions and New Student Services is requesting an increase in base budget allocation to fund the $28,000 per year required for ongoing support for EMAS Recruitment Pro and $25,000 to fund travel and mailing costs.
Online Catalog software
Online Catalog and Curricular Process Project - the purpose of UW-P Online Catalog and Curricular process project is to implement a centralized, online location for curriculum and non-curriculum approval work flows and online catalog editing to streamline processes, procedures and approvals. This would include the purchase of an appropriate software/system through an appropriate vendor (LeepFrog or Acalog).
Finance and Administration
Increase of Common Systems and PS Hosting Charges
Funding for increase of Common Systems charges and PeopleSoft hosting (FASTAR) charges. These are current charges that are increasing due to changes at the UW System level.
Network Backbone Replacement
Network backbone replacement (core switch and other network switches) in FY13 with 5 year lease beginning in FY13.
Rita additional supplies, expenses, and equipment
This request is for the larger cost items we have encountered in the operation of the new equipment (28 air handlers), including filters and belts, water treatment, added elevator, and fire alarm testing. All of these are additional costs that were not funded during the planning for the new building. Estimated costs of larger items we are beginning to experience with the opening of The Rita: (Annual costs)
HVAC filters $12,000
HVAC belts $4,000
Water treatment of closed loop heating system $4,000
Elevator (new stage craft freight elevator) $2,000
Fire alarm testing by Simplex $5,000
Software Systems for TMA and Metasys
Annual The Maintenance Authority (TMA) Software support cost formerly funded by DOA. Subscription service for Johnson Controls Metasys Program.
Increase in LTE Budget
The request is to increase the police LTE budget in order to provide 24/7 sworn police coverage to the university and to increase and maintain increased diversity among the sworn officer ranks.
Increase Budget for Criminal Background Checks
An anticipated, new policy is going into effect 1 January which may require UW-P to recheck all Academic Staff in positions of trust, there could be an additional 100-200 staff depending on what new demographic criteria is established. This could cost an additional $3,500 -$7,000 annually. If it is also determined that we are to check all student hires, that would mean an additional 200 students, costing an additional $7,000.
Lastly, due to budget constrictions more departments are choosing to hire students rather than filling a FTE vacancy which also increases the number of CBC's being conducted annually
The impact of the new requirements will begin during this fiscal year.
Increased Budget for Recruitment Advertising
The HR Office is seeking to have a budget to purchase bulk advertising as part of the normal recruitment process. Affirmative Action recruitment is a required component of civil service employment and is not only required by state statue, but is a key component to having a diverse workforce. By granting the HR Office the budget to manage these national advertisements, it will increase the diversity of our applicant pool as well as leverage our budget to purchase ads. HR will soon be able to track how applicants found out about our job in Talent Acquisition Management (TAM) and make advertising adjustments to reach our recruitment goals.
Accreditation and Assessment
Currently, the campus has no base budget funding to support accreditation expenses, related initiative costs, or the assessment of student learning. However, student learning is core to our mission, and its support is required by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Further, we have annual financial obligations to HLC and we must demonstrate we comply with our accreditation requirements through launching a Quality Improvement Project (QIP) which is now required by HLC to meet their requirements and remain in good standing.
Strategic Planning, 2013-2016, is requesting $13,000 to create an operating budget for the next three years. The requested funds will allow UW-Parkside to develop, implement, and communicate the Strategic Plan. The request will be used to fund stipends, incentives, mini-grants, workshops, train personnel, and fund communications to stakeholders. This request is especially important because we are initiating the next strategic planning process in spring semester 2013.
International Student Services/Study Abroad Office - this request has been rescinded
Dean of Student's Office - Funding for Associate Dean of Students position.
Student Center/University-Wide Project - EMS Campus
EMS Campus provides a comprehensive system for campus-wide scheduling of academic classes, meetings, and events while interfacing with the current PeopleSoft system. EMS Campus matches courses with appropriate rooms, optimizing the use of classroom space and final exam scheduling, and manages a 'Master Calendar' of events
Student Health & Counseling Services - Nine month 0.5 FTE Counselor/Psychologist
The Student Health & Counseling Center is requesting a 9-month 0.5 FTE counselor or psychologist to meet the ever increasing demand for mental health services on our campus. The counseling impact study completed last year indicated that students were struggling academically prior to counseling and found that counseling services helped them to focus on and improve their academic attendance and performance, engage in effective decision making, achieve goals, manage stress and improve communication. This correlates with UW System data as well as national data on the significant impact counseling provides the college population.