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UB 2020 Planning Archives

Phase II: Roles and Responsibilities

President and Provost

  • Provide strong leadership and direction and demonstrate top-down commitment
    • Maintain the roadmap, direction, and charge of the organization on the future
  • Establish and monitor accountabilities (measures of individual and organizational success)
  • Affirm and make key strategic decisions
  • Maintain a "doable pace" that accommodates the resource demands made by the existing operation and the organizational transformation

Deans

  • Advisory to the President and Provost
  • Sets strategic and operational priorities (e.g., project goals and objectives)
  • Allocates resources (budget, people, technology, etc.) in line with strategic priorities
  • Provides functional input (e.g., budget, IT, operations, governance) when needed
  • Monitors implementation plans and initiative results to ensure project success and take corrective action if needed

Academic, Operational and Physical Plan

Initiative Leaders

  • Assume ownership for the day to day activities of individual project teams
    • Work with strategic leaders to develop work plans, team tasks, activities, timelines, and deliverables
  • Coordinate team member effort outside of meetings
  • Primary advisory role to the Deans, President and Provost
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment and willingness to embrace change
    • Support solution development in a team environment

Initiative Team

  • Create and implement project and program action plans
  • Conduct necessary analysis to provide deliverables and recommendations to support implementation of campus goals and objectives
  • Provide primary project functional input
    • Provide objectivity, creativity and innovation to ensure the best possible solutions for the campus
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment and willingness to embrace change
    • Support solution development in a team environment