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UB 2020

University at Buffalo's strategic vision

Initiatives that strategically transform the delivery of academic and academic support services across the university have been key components of UB 2020. Improved and more efficient delivery of services better support academic excellence and create savings that can be invested in our academic mission.

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In streamlining the delivery of academic and academic support services, UB has saved money, time and resources, empowering our faculty and staff to refocus those assets where they matter most—investing in academic and research achievement.

Early UB 2020 Transformation Initiatives

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Consolidating common services, developing common service delivery tools and processes, and creating capacities to address UB 2020 academic and research goals.

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Fundamentally changing and streamlining for students, faculty and staff the ways they conduct UB-related business.

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Working toward fulfilling UB’s endorsement of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) and pursing a broader agenda for sustainable development and design on our three campuses.

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Providing the UB community with shared tools, templates, standards, documentation, information architecture and staffing models to help the university grow to a more mature, consistent and well-branded Web environment.

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Providing advice on how best to achieve financial targets while preserving the university’s mission, vision and strategic objectives.

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Changing the way human resources are delivered to the UB community and establishing HR strategies that respond to employee needs of the future.

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Supporting a highly trained staff to serve UB, its research community and the external funding agencies that provide significant financial resources in support of UB’s research.