On this page, you will find updates on our progress toward the goals articulated in the Baruch College Strategic Plan 2013-2018.
25th Street Interim Plaza: Opened to Baruch College and the surrounding community in December 2012, the pedestrian plaza creates much-needed open space for a district that has one of the least amounts in the borough. It also creates a campus environment for Baruch’s students, faculty and staff, satisfying Baruch’s strategic goals to “Enhance the Academic and Co-curricular Experience” and to “Deepen Engagement with the World Outside the Campus.”
Improving Communication and Project Management: The College Senior Staff (CSS) has been established to create a bridge between the President’s Cabinet and the various units of the College. In addition to feeding information to the Cabinet and implementing Cabinet policy, the CSS coordinates the activity of several “cross-border” teams involved in similar functions across different divisions of the College. More info.
Improvements in Travel Reimbursement: The College has significantly improved its travel reimbursement practices. Finance and Administration has released a travel checklist, providing travelers with the information they need to assemble documentation that will satisfy New York State’s requirements for reimbursing expenditures. When employees who return from properly approved travel submit a complete expense report together with the requisite receipts, they can now expect reimbursement within six weeks. For employees whose job requires significant rather than occasional travel (such as recruiters), the College can now make available Travel Cards against which approved travel can be charged, avoiding the need to go out-of-pocket to do the College’s business.
Cleaner Facilities: Custodial supplies are currently distributed among multiple campus depots, creating inventory control headaches and often leaving staff without the materials they need to do their jobs. Custodial supplies will soon be centralized, affording greater inventory oversight and ensuring that a custodian can always get needed supplies in short order. Supplies notwithstanding, our buildings are heavily used, too heavily for the current custodial staff to keep up with demand in high-traffic areas, such as the Newman Vertical Campus restrooms. This month, we will hire five net new custodial staff members to extend our cleaning capability across campus.