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Long-Term Goal 6:
Sound Physical and Financial Assets

Long-Term Goal 6: Sound Physical and Financial Assets.Develop, maintain, and protect the University's assets in a financially, aesthetically, and environmentally responsible manner.

1. Data Sources for Measuring Achievement of Long-Term Goal 6:

The University has an abundance of available data regarding its physical and financial assets as shown in Appendix 6. Examples of physical assets include: time-series information pertaining to square footage of space; expenditures on maintenance; use of various forms of energy and water; etc. For financial assets, information is readily available about various sources of revenue, expenditures by various categories, endowments, salaries in both absolute and relative terms, bond ratings, etc. The University is also reviewed annually by external auditors.

2. Status in Achieving Long-Term Goal 6:

The University's physical assets have been dramatically expanded over the last five years, with the addition of another residence hall (Evergreen Hall), a Student Success Center, expansions of the Student Fitness Center and the Early Childhood Center, renovations of the Vadalabene Center gymnasium and the Campus Bookstore, significant enhancements to the Simmons Baseball Complex as well as Korte Stadium, a new parking lot on Circle Drive, Computer Storage Facility, the build out of new biology labs in University Park, a School of Pharmacy Student Lounge Addition, remodel of the 1st Floor in Lovejoy Library, the renovation of the Sterilization and Oral Surgery areas and the Testing Facility at the Dental School, the replacement of the turf at Korte Stadium, the renovation of offices, classrooms, and windows in Peck Hall, the creation of the Cougar Business Resource Center, and the renovation of the Vadalabene Center locker facilities.

The physical assets also have been dramatically improved in that period through large-scale improvements to the physical assets support systems such as elevator control upgrades, boiler and chiller replacements, chilled water controls, restroom upgrades, extensive road repairs and guard rail replacements, roof replacements, sidewalk construction, sewer line extensions, blinds and carpet replacement, renovation of classrooms, bike trail improvements, replacement of various rooftop A/C units, installation of emergency backup generators, an emergency event notification system, and replacing siding, roofs, windows, fire alarms, and asbestos doors on the Alton campus.

In FY11 the SIUE endowment increased 22% over the FY10 total while the SIUE Foundation annual income decreased by 35% during the same timeframe. Dollars spent from the SIUE Foundation on behalf of SIUE programs increased by 14% from FY10.

Even with increasing enrollments, the ratio of FTE students to FTE instructional faculty remained the same.

3. Highlights from FY11 in Pursuit of Long-Term Goal 6 include:

The Office of Research is implementing the Time and Effort Task Force recommendations for an automated system for effort reporting to meet needs for grants, auditing, and the IBHE in order to continually promote successful financial audits.
ITS continues to update network infrastructure, increase security awareness and update campus survey software.
A new paint scheme was incorporated in the Cougar Lanes in the Morris University Center to enhance the Cougar Pride theme.

The Early Childhood Center has established the Nature Explorer Classroom to enhance the playground with an outdoor classroom that reflects the prairies and woodland setting of SIUE.

The Annual Phonathon expanded its basis, and thus its results, by calling for the first time the Parents Association, the Alumni Association lapsed members, and the School of Dental Medicine lapsed donors.

The Heritage Society, composed of alumni and friends who have remembered SIUE in their estate plans, increased dramatically, and we now have over 100 members.
Began construction of the new Science Building in October.
Completed construction of the Morris Bike Trail Improvement, Phase I.
Completed improvements to University Park Road.
Completed approximately 50% of the renovation of the Peck Hall offices. Due to furniture delivery delays, the remainder will be completed in early FY12.
Completed the roof replacement on Dunham Hall.
Completed construction of a new baseball locker room building and dugout for Athletics.
Completed locker room upgrades in Vadalabene Center.
Completed the design phase of the new Art & Design Building. Construction will begin in early FY12.
Completed design and began construction to replace the windows in Peck Hall.
Completed design for an Athletic office building addition to the Vadalabene Center. Construction will begin in early FY12.
Completed preliminary designs for an Engineering Building expansion. Final designs will be complete in mid FY12 and construction should begin before the end of FY12.
Completed the renovation of the Science Greenhouse.
Completed a retro-commissioning study for Rendleman Hall to improve the efficiency of the operations of the mechanical systems.

4. Short-Term Goals and Plans

Fiscal Year 2012

During FY12, SIUE will focus on the following short-term goals and plans relative to Long-Term Goal 6:

a. Develop a long-term technology plan for the campus.

Responsibility: Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology/Chief Information Officer

Source of Funds: Existing staff time and budget

Rationale: To ensure efficient, responsive and timely operations

b. The Office of Research will implement the Time and Effort Task Force recommendations for an automated system for effort reporting to meet needs for grants, auditing, and the IBHE in order to continually promote successful financial audits.

Responsibility: Acting Associate Provost for Research and Dean of
the Graduate School

Source of Funds: Existing staff time and budget

Rationale: To meet requirements for grants, auditing, and the IBHE in order to continually promote successful financial audits

c. IS will apply to become an ACT Center testing location. As such, SIUE's Testing Services would administer computer-based licensure and certification tests for national credentialing organizations, plus two of ACT's own test products-COMPASS and WorkKeys.

Responsibility: Associate Provost for Academic Planning and Program Development, Director of Instructional Services

Source of Funds: Existing staff time and budget

Rationale: To enhance academic support services

d. Continue to update network infrastructure, increase security awareness, implement remote access policy, implement risk assessment plan and update campus survey software.

Responsibility: Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology/Chief Information Officer

Source of Funds: Existing staff time and budget

Rationale: To effectively meet the information technology needs of the campus

e. Align with Innovative High Quality Program; secure, install, train and implement digital technologies to support educational outreach, distance education, co-curricular and synchronous and a-synchronous learning experiences.

Responsibility: Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology/Chief Information Officer

Source of Funds: Existing staff time and budget

Rationale: To provide the technology required to meet the academic program needs of the University

f. The Morris University Center will complete several space changes designed to enhance service to our customers. They include the Events Services office as well as renovation of Cougar Den, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.

Responsibility: VCSA

Source of Funds: Student fees and existing staff time and budget

Rationale: These changes are necessary to enhance the effectiveness of the MUC and its services.

g. Resolve the HVAC problems in the MUC

Responsibility: VCSA

Source of Funds: Funds will be budgeted over a multi-year period.

Rationale: The present system is in need of mechanical attention to achieve greater energy efficiency and comfort for visitors to the MUC.

h. University Housing will renovate the Eco-House to provide enhanced sustainable living opportunities for Focused Interest Communities

Responsibility: VCSA

Source of Funds: Student Rental fees

Rationale: This is a popular living option for resident students and this facility needs to be brought up to the standards of other housing options.

i. Support and encourage participation of all academic units in the University capital campaign and promote optimum communication between Deans, Development Officers, and the Office of University Relations. Continue participation and strategic planning through the Campaign Steering Committee.

Responsibility: Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Vice Chancellor for University Relations, Academic Deans

Source of Funds: Existing staff time and budget

Rationale: To raise private resources necessary for accomplishment of SIUE mission and vision.

j. Continue to evaluate, refine, and execute the SIUE Annual Fund, with an emphasis on the annual Phonathon.

Responsibility: Vice Chancellor for University Relations

Director of Annual Giving

Source of Funds: Existing and administrative fee on new funds raised

Rationale: To increase alumni participation rate and increase overall dollars contributed

k. Develop a long-range plan to increase the percentage of alumni giving on an annual basis.

Responsibility: Vice Chancellor for University Relations,

Director of Alumni Affairs, Director of Annual Giving

Source of Funds: Existing staff time and budgets

Rationale: A long-range plan is needed to develop various methods to increase the number of alumni who make annual gifts to the University. The percentage of alumni giving is an often sought statistic in evaluating the stature of a university.

l. Continue to refine and execute the "Defining Excellence" major gifts campaign.

Responsibility: Vice Chancellor for University Relations

Source of Funds: Existing staff time, campaign budget

Rationale: To raise private resources necessary for accomplishment of SIUE mission and vision.

m. Continue construction of the new Science Building.

Responsibility: Vice Chancellor for Administration

Source of Funds: State capital appropriations

Rationale: Working with the Capital Development Board, the University will continue to monitor the construction of the new Science Building.

n. Complete construction of the Morris Bike Trail Improvement, Phase II.

Responsibility: Vice Chancellor for Administration

Source of Funds: IDOT grant, MEPRD grant, and plant funds

Rationale: The Morris Bike Trail is in need of repairs and realignment and is an important link in the extensive regional bike trail system.

o. Continue Construction of the new Art & Design Building and complete designs for the renovation of the current Art & Design Building.

Responsibility: Vice Chancellor for Administration

Source of Funds: Plant funds and facilities fees

Rationale: This two-phase project will address safety concerns, program needs, and consolidate the Art & Design disciplines.

p. Complete design and begin construction for a Multi-Discipline Lab (MDL) building on the Alton Campus.

Responsibility: Vice Chancellor for Administration

Source of Funds: State appropriation to DCEO and plant funds

Rationale: This project would construct a new MDL to provide space and support for modern equipment in this "practice lab" for the School of Dental Medicine.

q. Complete design and begin construction to replace the windows in Rendleman Hall.

Responsibility: Vice Chancellor for Administration

Source of Funds: Facilities fee revenues

Rationale: The 50-year old windows could be more energy efficient and thus reduce the campus' energy costs and increase the comfort level of the faculty, students, and staff.

r. Complete construction of an Athletic Office Building Addition.

Responsibility: Vice Chancellor for Administration

Source of Funds: Donated funds and plant funds

Rationale: This project will increase space for Intercollegiate Athletics to allow for Division I growth in staffing.

s. Complete construction of a Softball Training Facility.

Responsibility: Vice Chancellor for Administration

Source of Funds: Plant funds

Rationale: This project will provide the women's softball team with an indoor off-season practice facility that will accommodate batting cages and a synthetic turf.

t. Complete construction of the Cougar Business Resource Center.

Responsibility: Vice Chancellor for Administration

Source of Funds: Donated funds and plant funds

Rationale: This project will renovate existing space in Founders Hall to provide students in the School of Business with new online learning technologies, space for practice presentations, communication technology to interact with faculty and teammates regardless of location, and temporary offices for Executives in Residence.

u. Complete the renovation of Taco Bell and Pizza Hut.

Responsibility: Vice Chancellor for Administration

Source of Funds: Morris University Center RRR funds

Rationale: This project would expand Pizza Hut and Taco Bell in order to offer new product lines to students and incorporate new re-branding components as required by the license agreement.

v. Complete construction of a storage building for the Metcalf Student Theater.

Responsibility: Vice Chancellor for Administration

Source of Funds: Plant funds

Rationale: This facility would provide much needed storage for costumes, props, and scenery for the student-run theater.

w. Complete designs for an Engineering Building Expansion.

Responsibility: Vice Chancellor for Administration

Source of Funds: Plant funds

Rationale: This project would increase space for the Engineering disciplines by adding offices and classrooms.

x. Complete designs to replace the windows in Dunham Hall.

Responsibility: Vice Chancellor for Administration

Source of Funds: State Appropriation Capital Renewal

Rationale: The 50-year-old windows will be more energy efficient and provide a more comfortable environment for students and staff.

y. Complete Retro-Commissioning studies for Founders, Alumni, Vadalabene, Dunham, and Lovejoy Library.

Responsibility: Vice Chancellor for Administration

Source of Funds: Plant funds

Rationale: This project will study the current conditions of the operating systems in five buildings to determine if the original design and current operations of the infrastructure systems are operating at optimum efficiency and comfort.

z. Complete designs for the resurfacing of Korte Stadium Track

Responsibility: Vice Chancellor for Administration

Source of Funds: Plant funds

Rationale: The rubberized track installed at Korte Stadium in 1994 has aged due to exposure to the sun and weather and requires rejuvenation. Routine maintenance of the track requires resurfacing every six to eight years throughout the life of the track.

aa. Complete project, scope, and budget study for a Health Science Building.

Responsibility: Vice Chancellor for Administration

Source of Funds: Plant funds

Rationale: A need to consolidate Health Sciences disciplines to allow for cooperative teaching and research has been expressed by each area. This exploratory phase would consider the scope and cost for such a project.

bb. Continue campus sustainability efforts.

Responsibility: Vice Chancellor for Administration

Source of Funds: Internal existing

Rationale: Develop SIUE awareness and education for a sustainable future in all aspects of our programs and departments as outlined with the Sustainability Advisory Group.

cc. Implement Phase II of an invasive species control plan.

Responsibility: Vice Chancellor for Administration

Source of Funds: Internal existing

Rationale: Invasive plant species are negatively affecting research projects in the wooded areas on campus and the health of the campus' natural environment.

dd. Continue opportunities for minority, female, and disabled-owned firms to do business with the University.

Responsibility: Vice Chancellor for Administration

Source of Funds: Internal existing

Rationale: To support the University's statement on diversity

ee. Continue Emergency Operations Planning Committee preparedness training.

Responsibility: Vice Chancellor for Administration

Source of Funds: Internal existing

Rationale: Involves key players in enhancing emergency preparedness

ff. Seek capital campaign gifts to fund equipment for the new Science Building.

Responsibility: Vice Chancellor for University Relations

Source of Funds: External gifts

Rationale: Once construction is complete, the building must be appropriately equipped; gifts will allow for progress beyond appropriations.