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 resources.
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 program.
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 specific departments.
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.
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.