One year into the solution design phase of the Financial Futures initiative, campus community members have generated over 570 ideas with the goal of aligning strategic resources more closely with CU Boulder’s mission as a public teaching and research university.
After passing through a robust testing and refinement process, these ideas have yielded over 160 projects approved for implementation by campus leadership. Collectively, approved projects are projected to generate significant net impact for campus in fiscal year 2021 and beyond.
In addition to positive financial implications, CU Boulder’s faculty, students and staff will benefit from projects that are aimed at, for example, better supporting research, expanding academic advising and improving vendor contracts.
A mechanism for resourcing projects and themes developed through strategic campus initiatives like Academic Futures and Foundations of Excellence, Financial Futures also “leverages ideas that bolster the most essential elements of the university’s mission, while also investing in new ideas that staff and faculty have long wanted to test,” said Carla Ho-a, chief financial officer for CU Boulder.