Notes from the meetings of the Environmental Stewardship
Committee can be found here. Minutes will be posted upon approval
by the ESC. To request notes from meetings not listed here, please
contact Erin Moscati or Jim Simon at 829-3535.
The Environmental Stewardship Committee
has created the first UB Climate Action Plan,implementingaction
items that reduce UB’s carbon footprint, increase
environmentalawareness, and conserve UB’s finite
Savings Through IT Consolidation
Consolidating 70 disparate phone systems into one centralized
Voice over Internet Protocol phone (VoIP) system has saved the
university $700,000. An additional $2.1 million was saved by
standardizing workstation purchasing into a single procurement
Streamlining Student Access
The new Student Information System is transforming how students
access services throughout their academic career at UB. Students
have one web site to register for courses, request transcripts,
review financial aid and plan their academic career online.
The Web Content Initiative is standardizing institutional
branding and enhancing school branding and
messaging, improving marketing, training, customer support and
in-house university community communication.
Customizing Student Data
Academic departments are able to access institutional data to
assist with planning and reporting. The UB Student Information
System includes a new data warehouse that offers a variety of
reports, as well as the opportunity to customize information for
Reorganizing HR Services
The Human Resources Strategic Transformation reorganized
campus-wide HR services from 61 points across the campus into three
divisional units covering business services, student affairs and
the academic enterprise.