The Long Range Development Plan is a planning tool that will shape how the campus will develop to the year 2025, including changes in our academic programs and the development of additional campus housing for students, faculty, and staff. The plan is based on a one percent annual enrollment increase to the year 2025.

We recognize that our plans to accommodate increasing student demand have impacts on our neighboring communities. The LRDP process is designed to address community issues and concerns and environmental impacts, while allowing for manageable growth in the student population. The plan offers real solutions to future issues, based on a commitment to managing traffic, avoiding sprawl, and taking responsibility for managing new demand for housing and other services. We believe that this is a highly sustainable model.

Key Objectives & Outcomes

  • Identify duplication of effort in the management and administration of technological & business processes across Divisions, and develop a set of strategic solutions to streamline and optimize these functions and staff, where appropriate.
  • Develop a set of strategic solutions to optimize space and equipment within and across Divisions, where efficiencies in the purchase and maintenance of equipment, as well as the supervision of shops could be realized.

Guiding Principles & Constraints

  • Every effort should be made to protect our ability to recruit, develop, and retain diverse and highly qualified faculty, staff, and students.
  • Support for faculty research should be preserved and enhanced so that externally funded research can be increased.
  • Strategic solutions to create operational efficiencies should focus primarily on the following operational areas: IT & Communications, Campus Personnel, Shop Services, Conferences & Events, Finance, and Procurement.
  • Strategic solutions should protect, and where possible, improve the delivery of services across Campus.
  • Every effort should be made to prevent staff layoffs by taking advantage of normal attrition, planned retirements and voluntary reductions.

See the UC Working Smarter website for more information.