An Invitation to Close a Historic Divide (Strategic Resources and Support)

The authors describe creating an aligned environment of support for the university that positions CU Boulder nationally as nimble for adaptability to faculty, researcher and student needs; enabling our students to build community; enhancing a tradition of world-class research and eliminating an unnecessary duplication of resources, enabling strategic “return on mission” investments in the university’s scholarly work to attract the most talented faculty, students and staff.

Creating a culture for responsible campus building growth: a call for campus community involvement and a focus on existing buildings (Ramirez-Aguilar)

The author argues that to truly optimize space utilization on campus and further minimize the need for future buildings, additional actions will need to be made to shift the culture of the campus as a whole towards a mentality of optimization.

Improving research, teaching, and innovation via shared equipment resources (Greever, Ramirez-Aguilar, et al.)

The authors argue that CU Boulder could have a more positive impact on the fiscal stability of research labs while promoting innovation and enhancing undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral learning by making better use of existing shared equipment resources on campus.

Transformative IT: Critical to our Academic Future (Stanek, Gartner)

The authors outline a process of “Transformative IT” that brings people together from different academic backgrounds in an collaborative and engaged process where all project stakeholders, along with IT, work together at the same table from the start to prioritize and successfully execute a vision in a timely manner.

Tuition Benefit Issues (CU Boulder Staff Council)

The authors outline opportunities in the University’s academic future to close the gap of social inequality related to employee tuition benefit, further supporting the University’s dedication to research and scholarship, as well as its strategic imperatives.

Easily Moveable Furniture Makes for a More Inclusive and Collaborative Learning Environment (Wilson, Pavlicek)

The authors advance a suggestion to enable instructors to change a classroom’s configuration from week to week, varying furniture layout based upon lesson planning, and incorporating the functionality of the space into the way students interact and learn.

CU REACH: Expanding Research and Education on Cannabinoids and Health (Bidwell et al)

The authors put forward a proposal to create a multi-disciplinary research center for studying the health effects of Cannabis in order to impact scientific understanding, public policy and public health issues related to the legalization of the drug in Colorado and across the nation.

CU Needs To Stop Building the Wrong Buildings (Braider)

The author makes a case for ending campus construction that does not directly support CU Boulder’s main mission of research and teaching, and for enacting a vision – including a capital construction vision – that does. See the white paper