Hub and Spoke Model
“Hub and Spoke” is a way of linking the hiring, training, and supervision of local staff (the “spokes,” including locally-run service centers) to organizations at the center (the “hubs”) to increase communication and ensure a more equitable level of service across the institution, while retaining local expertise knowledgeable of local needs. In a “Hub and Spoke” arrangement, the reporting relationships for some staff in Schools and Divisions will include an administrator at the center; but the arrangement does not mandate any changes in the organizational placement of staff or in necessary approvals for actions. Learn more about it in the Hub and Spoke FAQ or download the Hub and Spoke FAQ (PDF).
Hub and Spoke for IT – IT Transformation
New Campus Budget Model
Starting in FY21-22, UCLA will implement a new system to establish annual and multi-year budgets for academic and administrative organizations. The main component of this system is the Bruin Budget Model (BBM), which is a hybrid of common budget models and informed by the best practices of our peer organizations. The goal is to provide transparent incentives for units to pursue revenue growth opportunities, to find efficiencies, and to exhibit strong expense management. Learn more about it in the Bruin Budget Model FAQ or download the Bruin Budget Model FAQ (PDF).
During the 2020-21 academic year, vice chancellors are developing plans to implement a “hub and spoke” organizational model. In this system, a central campus hub defines uniform standards of excellence while units maintain spokes that report to the hub for accountability but allow for customization in their local environments.
Achieve greater environmental sustainability in UCLA’s day-to-day operations.
Processes and Personnel
Champion and support efforts to improve campus processes and more efficiently deploy campus personnel.
Investigate new ways for the campus to generate its own revenue through new academic and non-academic offerings.