Just the other day it was noted on the news about UC Davis’s newest addition to their campus. A multi-million dollar brewery research building was built and is now open. The new addition was all privately funded by someone extremely wealthy.
The building was a marvel of modern engineering. A carbon neutral, solar and geothermal powered monument to the future. The outside of the building a sleek combination of recycled redwood and interlocking solar panels. The inside’s high vaulted ceilings and sleek white pillars formed a cavernous inner space. Three classrooms divided the building into working spaces. The bright L.E.D lighting and modern fixtures completed the buildings futuristic design. This building was the newest in a long line of additions to my middle school's campus.
The problem at hand here at Savannah State University is that our campus is full of trash and we need to start recycling more, we spend a vast amount on money on energy when we do not have to. By participating in these innovations the university will be able to save money that could possibly go toward some much need renovations in Bowen-Smith and Bostic halls. The renovations to the two oldest residential halls campus would help the living conditions more adequate to live in while preserving historic buildings. The money could also go towards the funding for more faculty members to help teach more courses.
When Robert Khayat became Chancellor of the University of Mississippi in 1995, one of his goals was to improve the University’s campus. As soon as he became Chancellor, he knew exactly what needed to be done on campus. He even had a list. He did things such as raise the height of trees in the Grove, change the speed limit on the Circle, and renovate older buildings on campus. And, Khayat was so intelligent and resourceful that he knew exactly how to make change happen on campus, and he made those changes happen without breaking a sweat (well, maybe he broke one sweat). Because of Khayat, Oxford residents and University students can now truly enjoy the campus’s beauty. During his time at Ole Miss, former Chancellor Robert Khayat worked extremely
The state of California has long been reliant on the University of California system to provide its resident companies with skilled and educated business, technology, and science leaders. Highly regarded as one of the top educational systems in the world, the University of California boasts a high number of distinguished and respected faculty members in almost every field of study. However, while most private colleges and universities have learned how to streamline their processes in order to better respond to stakeholder needs, public educational institutions, such as the University of California, have not been willing to control their bureaucratic growth resulting in a rise of tuition rates and a decline in the level of student satisfaction. In her article for the TIME magazine, Kate Pickert writes that as recently as November of this year the University of California has approved a plan that could raise tuition rates by up to 28% (Pickert). Pickert also points out that the tuition rates at the University of California have more than tripled since 2001. The University of California has blamed the increased tuition on the state of California budget cuts caused by the economic downturn of recent years. However, a closer examination of the University of California faculty and administration data makes it obvious that the higher rates of tuition are cause by the inability and
After the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted in 2010, much of the uninsured population in the United States were finally given the access to health insurance (Shi & Singh, 2015). Prior to the passing of the Act, those who did not have insurance still managed to seek medical attention, whether paying for medical care out of their own pockets or seeking the assistance of government programs. As reported by the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2013, 13.4% of the population in the U.S. were uninsured during the entire year (Smith & Medalia, 2014). Still, a great number of uninsured who sought medical care were unable to pay for those services, this is referred as uncompensated care. In 2013 the cost incurred from
The purpose of this paper is to present a comprehensive yearly plan for Skylar Community College a small, but rapidly growing college in the small town of Skylar, Texas. The college has decided to revise its strategic plan by looking at its current year enrollment which has declined as compared to previous years. The college has asked its President to prepare this comprehensive plan and present it before the Board to implement for the next year. The paper starts with a brief overview of the mission and vision of Skylar Community College by discussing its major areas of concern in the long run.
Although the programs have been in existence at the college for almost ten years and preserved the university during the financial crisis in 2008, the faculty were able to slow down progress to almost a standstill. Despite the normal disconnect in organizations, Lewis (20111) ascertained that when certain stakeholders cooperate it increases power and improves their chances to leverage influence. While the trustee board and the president’s cabinet are the genuine stakeholders, the faculty and staff and students are the essential stakeholders.
The plan is to purchase new doors for all around the school that will require all the faculty members to obtain a key fob to enter. Also, certain doors will be ran on timers that will only open for 5 minutes between classes. Sprague said, “This is to stop a lot of student traffic from going in and out of the building.” Also, the ceilings have been lowered and all of the lights have been switched to LED, this is to decrease costs in lighting, heating, and cooling the building.
In light of recent events, I feel the need to reach out to our school’s upper level advisors, the Board of Directors. As a tenth grade student at the TanenbaumCHAT Kimel Family Education Centre, the unfortunate closing of my campus, which I have attended for the past year and a half, saddens me. As a result, I believe TanenbaumCHAT must drastically change their financial and human resource practices. In order to create a sustainable, financially secure Jewish academy, the Board must limit the salaries of administration and reduce the administration and support staff body; establish an endowment fund as a five-year bond for all excess money and enact a team of teachers, parents and donors to oversee the school’s spending.
With the Southern Poly-Tech-Kennesaw State University merger, there has been a new influx of thousands of students. However, there hasn't been any push to expand on the already limited parking that is provided to Kennesaw students. If Kennesaw State built more parking spaces, the students could greatly benefit from it. With all the new money coming in from the new students bringing in millions of dollars of tuition we should be able to bear the cost, even if it’s not a big lot. Kennesaw State should be spending money to help the students, and this could affect thousands of students every day.
Studies show that education, training, and incentives are causing university students to become more concerned with their environment and the environment of the next generation (Levy and Dilwali, 2000). Providing the opportunity to live in a sustainably built environment has become an important differentiating factor among universities around the world and is becoming increasingly important to students in terms of both how they adopt sustainable practices and their choice of a university. The majority of students and their parents are making acceptance decisions based on a university’s environmental commitment (Princeton Review, 2012). If the University of Central Arkansas would raise the facility fee, then the higher percentage rates
Faculty and administration coming together on one accord in support of an agreed upon mission is key to success. The article speaks about how the university of UNC worked together to come up with a classroom space problem they were having trying to accommodate the growing student population. The faculty worked on a schedule and the administration was able to provide funding needed to pay for technology upgrades rather than spending it on a new building, which resulted in saving the university $800,000 (Denneen, 2012). In addition, keeping in mind that each faculty member and administrator must share accountability and understand his or her role in this process or it can ultimately fall
In conclusion, it takes time to develop and implement new policies and procedures at any institution. The Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at each location must assess current practices before they can develop a plan to redesign each facility. Once each location has been properly evaluated, then, the leaders will have a better understanding of the needs and cost associated with the developing the new One Stop Student Services Model. As a leader in this particular situation, I believe that both the democratic and bureaucratic leadership approaches are the best fit the models to resolve the issues. However, I also believe that depending on the assessment, and the data of the current practices and services will be better
The information is very important in order to make the project done. This phase will take about 2 weeks because this phase is to gather information and make analysis for example, the interview to the student who often uses the computer in the lab and also the lecturer. The observation also will be made in this phase to see the environment in the collage, how big the building. From this information, the main problem can be highlight as an important.