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Office Supplies

Standardize office supplies. By negotiating annual or bi-annual contracts on office supplies and standardizing which ones are used throughout campus, the savings could be as much as 40%.

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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 »

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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 »

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Parking and Transportation

Visitor Parking & Decal

Have some designated visitor parking near all buildings and simplify the visitor decal process. It can be very trying for visitors to make way across campus to get decal, find parking far-off and then get to their destination in time. It does not help the campus image if all that the visitor remembers is the long walk and a parking ticket!

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General Operations

Ability to change votes on this website

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.

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Regulate building temps better

Some parts of our building (Central Library) are sweltering, while others are freezing; I'm sure other campus buildings are similar. It's not uncommon for my neighbor librarians and I to have to wrap ourselves in sweaters and blankets in the summer. I see students doing the same while studying. Can we not set the building to be 74 degrees and have it actually stay that way? We have complained time and again to our building's ...more »

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Work and Benefits

Evening and Weekend Courses

Start offering afternoon, evening and weekend courses on a bigger scale. We are already heating/cooling the buildings and lighting them, why not use them.

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Work and Benefits

Let Faculty/Staff know about Maverick Discount Program

The Maverick Discount Program is for students, faculty and staff. If you show your Maverick ID at certain area businesses you receive discounts on different types of services. The current program is listed on the Student Congress site, but it would be nice for Human Resources to list it as well. Here's a sample of UT's Human Resources/Benefits version of it that we could possibly mimic. http://www.utexas.edu/hr/edp/ ...more »

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Cost Savings

Stop Changing the Logo

Understandably times change and things become outdated, but changing the "A" logo repeatedly is a bit much. The only change in the logo was the "feet" on the first A are now gone and the color of the star has changed. Changing this logo now means everyone has to purchase new letterhead, envelopes, pens, bags, post-it pads, etc. It doesnt seem to be enough of a difference to justify the change!

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Summer/Winter Voluntary Employee Furlough Program

Create a voluntary summer and/or winter employee furlough plan similar to the summer flex plan. Allow employees that are classified within preapproved, preselected employment classification groups the opportunity to volunteer taking preapproved days off during the summer or winter (1 day every week, 1 day every two weeks, or so many days within a calendar month) at either a reduced pay or no pay, but without impacting ...more »

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Cost Savings

Cost Savings accross campus

Eliminate the styrofoam or paper coffee cups being used in break rooms. Everyone bring their own mug to work.

 

Put sensors on the lights in the bathrooms so they go off on their own when not in use.

 

Eliminate the receptions from the Graduation Ceremonies until the Special Events center is open.

 

Continue to NOT have the Community Holiday Reception until the economy is better.

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Teaching

Electronic Gradebook

Establish an electronic grade book that ties in with MyMav rosters and registration. Students can go on line and see what their grade status is at anytime and teachers will not have to keep a hard copy saving paper.

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