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Initiatives of the Council

  • Promote policies and programs that enhance family and personal life (examine need for faculty/staff child care facility; consider policies on flextime, shared positions)
  • Promote Institute workshops for grant-writing and for improving education and communication skills for new faculty
  • Consider sabbatical leave policy
  • Identify and accent faculty/staff strengths, accomplishments
  • Improve methods for recognition and merit of faculty/staff
  • Promote development of teams/collaboration across Institute units
  • Develop awards/recognition for team success
  • Involve support staff in planning and decision making
  • Identify and focus on needs/problems relevant to State
  • Refine administrative structure to improve teamwork and enhance communication/co-operation among units of Institute
  • Investigate the feasibility a UTIA-wide grant and contract office
  • Develop uniform performance review instrument for Institute
  • Simplify policies/procedures
  • Develop a centralized Web site
  • Highlights in Third Thursday
  • Promote Institute programs state-wide
  • Develop common Institute e-mail system
  • Develop UTIA publications rather than unit publications