Financial Futures continues its focus on supporting and enhancing the mission of CU Boulder through strategic resource alignment. Projects include improving the transfer student experience, refining construction project processes, removing barriers related to collaborative research and more.
To date, the initiative has engaged more than 225 project owners from 50 units across campus to develop these ideas into potential projects. More than 200 projects have already been reviewed, and 142 projects have been approved.
Here are highlights of two projects that are well underway:
- Adobe Suite contract renegotiated to a fixed price: In a concerted effort to leverage the scale of users and the total cost to the CU Boulder campus, the Office of Information Technology renegotiated its contract with Adobe, resulting in deeply discounted pricing.
- Additional advisors hired for first-year students: In support of Foundations of Excellence recommendations, the campus is implementing a first-year advising model under Vice Provost and Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education Mary Kraus. Hiring is underway for additional advisors across the undergraduate colleges and schools, significantly reducing the advisor caseload.
Financial Futures leadership will host a town hall on Oct. 24 to share updates and future plans with the campus community.