It seems that votes are permanent with no confirmation. Being that votes are currently public, a missed mouse click could have me publicly displayed as supporting or opposing any given issue.
I am inclined to think that people will be more honest in their support or disapproval for a particular suggestion if their Up and Down votes are allowed to be anonymous. I can understand where the author of a suggestion should be named, but the lack of a secret ballot seems too much like a card check system that (I believe) will discourage widespread participation.
Many of the ideas already posted would fit well in multiple categories. For example, several of the ideas designated as Cost Savings are also relevant for Sustainability.
Due to student traffic for Financial Aid, Counseling and Testing and Advising the Ladies' Room on the second floor of Davis Hall is subject to high demand that exceeds the best efforts of housekeeping staff. It needs extra dispensers of all kinds and some hooks and/or shelves to keep personal items off the floor(easy fix) and some improvement to the ventilation system (harder). Frequently we have to go to other floors ...more »
Have all the Faculty/Staff and Student Organizations donate items to a campus wide garage sale, and all the proceeds go toward the University. People who donate can use it as a tax write off, and get rid of "junk" at the same time. Each department can set up a table. This can be set it up in one of the parking lots on a Saturday. Think of all the Cooper traffic going by! I have a garage full of stuff I have been ...more »
When the real value of an electronic item is lower than the cost of keeping that item tracked by inventory, remove that item from inventory tracking automatically. Example, an old VHS recorder which is no longer used must be either kept track of for inventory or must be officially sent to surplus. This item is worth perhaps $15 on eBay but it will cost more than that for the time and effort to track it or surplus it. ...more »
One of the first impressions of our campus to the outside world is the view of the building/bridges along Cooper Street. I think that the concrete walls along Cooper Street and the concrete underneath the bridges need to be cleaned badly. The walls are covered in dirt and the underside of the bridge is covered in dirt and oil. Cleaning seems like it would be a quick and simple fix for something that is seen by so many ...more »