Designate special parking areas or entire parking lots for hybrid and other energy efficient vehicles closer to campus buildings. This will save money and encourage other to use energy saving vehicles.
We recently learned that 59 of 247 eligible employees chose the voluntary separation program. I am sure many like me were not eligible for TRS and the University offer at this time. A voluntary pay reduction program like this might have more response and allow the university to plan better than being forced to make major cuts elsewhere. If the program were successful it might go a long way to meet the current budget needs. ...more »
If the contracts stipulate that current employees are to become employees of the private contractors, no one would lose their job, they would still work at UTA, and the university would have substantial savings from the payroll/benefit costs in an area that does not impact student services heavily.
Engineers at UTA should be able to design a scanning device (like the one in supermarket) to scan UTA ID or tag in short distance at the parking lot gate. It will be more convenient in a raining day.
Driving accross campus, I see the dangers of cell phone / ipod usage. Cell phones and ipods are being used in crosswalks to text, listen and talk. The safety of the person in the crosswalk is at risk.
Currently, many parking lots fill completely, and many community members spend time circling the parking lots waiting for a space to free up. The fact that there are queues / congestion waiting for parking spaces suggests that the price of parking is too low, and should be raised to the point where the supply is matched to the demand. An increase in parking fees would have the following benefits: 1) Raise money ...more »
It's time to change the name of Greek Row back to Second Street. Changing it to Greek Row was fine several years ago when Greek houses ran from Davis all the way to Kerby. But, the houses between Summit and Kerby have long-since been replaced by apartments. So, there is actually only one block of Greek Row even though the street continues for about 3 1/2 blocks. Several apartment residents and those in Trinity House have ...more »
With an ever increasing need for laptops on campus, the library hasn't kept up with the need for increased power outlets especially during peak times. Students are forced to run extension cables and power strips which are a hazard.
GTA's should not e allowed to grade. I have seen cases where students get in direct contact with the GTA to alter their grades.. sometimes the GTA's also have access to exams which are passed on to very close friends before the exam.
Right now times are tough and there are many people who are struggling. I would like to see a fund set up where faculty, staff, and students could voluntarily contribute money to help each other. Then, if anyone becomes aware of someone that needs help they can alert the ones in charge of the fund (maybe SAC) and get the person the help they need.
Eliminate the use of paper towels in the restrooms and use hand dryers instead.
Improve or implement an energy management program that would actually allow buildings to be shut down at inactive times unless a request for AC has been made. HVAC zones could be defined and/or published to the campus and a system to request AC in those zones would allow more control over what actually requires temperature control and when.