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Cost Savings

Cost Savings

Discontinue unnecessary mailings for "save-the-date," announcements, other informational/invitational cards. I receive 3-4 postcards per week which are meaningless to me because I already have the info. Use email! Save paper!

Voting

129 votes
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Cost Savings

extra flyers and paper

I am constantly getting flyers for various campus events that have nothing to do with my department or my program - frequently these are on card stock and in color, which means they were not cheap to produce. It seems like notice of campus events, such as bed races and even speakers, could be sent out via email and save paper and a large amount of money.

Similarly, while Christmas and Thanksgiving cards are cute,... more »

Voting

94 votes
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Cost Savings

Reduce Work Hours During Summer

I think closing down the whole University at Noon on Fridays, only during the Summer, would save the University a lot money. Or close every other Friday during the Summer. Almost all the Universities or Colleges in the area do close sometime during the Summer.

Voting

54 votes
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Cost Savings

Water Filling Stations

With so many events and programs on campus passing out reusable bottles and mugs, we need to install water filling stations to accommodate the use of these items. I recently contacted Pepsi to see how much bottled water has been purchased or donated to UTA since Pepsi began in December 2008. This is alarming and we really need to consider reducing our use of bottled water on campus. 4,194 cases have been either purchased... more »

Voting

47 votes
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Cost Savings

Paper purchase

Every department at UTA orders its own paper. If the University negotiated a contract directly with the paper company and the paper was delivered to a central location(such as the print shop), the school could save a large amount of money. Two additional things would have to happen with the paper:
1. print shop could not raise the price
2. to stay green, but not bear the extravagant expense of 100% recycled paper,... more »

Voting

44 votes
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Sustainability

Community Wellness - Designate walking trails on-campus

Repaint (or re-designate) the walking trails that go around the MAC via sidewalks. A few years ago, 3 trails were in place (1-mile, 2-mile, & 3-mile). Each trail was color coded and the trails we mapped out on the sidewalks. A sign (similar to a campus map) was posted near the outside of the Activities Bldg., this indicated the distance of each path.
The walking trails could be used by faculty & staff, students and... more »

Voting

37 votes
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Sustainability

Paperless teaching and grading

Many faculty probably already do this,but paperless grading really helps everyone. It's especially good on the instructor's end for managing large classes: 1) students have a "time stamp" for when they turned in work, eliminating fuss of claims that it was turned in on XYZ date 2) students get quicker feedback and grades through the learning management system and 3) there is room for hybrid teaching or assignments, enhancing... more »

Voting

30 votes
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Parking and Transportation

Faculty/Staff Parking at Davis Hall

HELP!
We need additional handicap parking. We NEED to install signs at each space designating "FACULTY/STAFF ONLY" parking? The students do not notice, do not pay attention to the faded striped lines. We should monitor/enforce these violators who use our spaces, this is not being done on a regular basis.
We should not have to walk from the MAC to get back to work after lunch
especially if you are handicapped!
We are... more »

Voting

30 votes
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Campus Environments

Vehicles Driving on Campus

Reduce the number of vehicles that are allowed to drive within the confines of the campus on what are technically sidewalks between the buildings. Consider using the small mules rather than full-sized vehicles. It is not uncommon to see 8+ vehicles parked around the Library Mall or count up to 30 vehicles parked or driving in pedestrain areas as you are walking from the UC to Davis Hall. It distracts from the comforts... more »

Voting

30 votes
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Sustainability

Watering Restrictions

I understand the need to maintain an inviting atmosphere on campus; however, seeing gardeners watering lawns at 1 o'clock in the afternoon when it's 94 degrees outside is a little frustrating, not to mention counterproductive. Additionally, the City of Arlington calls for "Year-Round Watering Restrictions" from 10am - 6pm daily. I know there are a few exceptions to this rule, and perhaps we meet one of those, but as... more »

Voting

29 votes