Enhancing Career Success and Job Satisfaction
  • 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

 
Revitalizing Land Grant Mission through Improving Collaboration and Teamwork
  • 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

 
Simplifying Administration and Administrative Procedures
  • 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

 
Enhancing Communications and Public Relations
  • 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