Optimize the financial position of the School of Veterinary Medicine.
In this time of declining state budget support, changes in the campus budget paradigm, and increasing dependence on other sources of funding, the School recognizes the need to develop new, sustainable sources of revenue. We will work with campus to optimize the transition from our current budget format to the new budget paradigm and discuss advantages and disadvantages in advance. This will be a natural time to assess the financial structures of our units and strategize budget or revenue generating approaches for the future. We will also be looking at ways to collaborate with corporate partners to support program initiatives of mutual benefit.
In support of the teaching, research and service missions of the School, many strategic goals will rely on a high speed and stable network. With increasing reliance on technology, the School recognizes the need to provide our faculty, staff and students with improved network infrastructure. In conjunction with the campus horizontal wiring project, the School is committed to replacing all network wiring in the William Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, Veterinary Medicine 2 and Tupper Hall with category 5e cables that will support up to 1 gigabit to the desktop. This is a 3-year project that will begin this fiscal year (2012-2013) and continue until the 2014-2015 fiscal year. The campus will cost-share this project with the SVM. The School's portion will be approximately $300,000/year for 3-years.