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We asked what makes your administrative department an efficiency model, and you delivered. Everyone in higher education is being forced to do more with less. Stellar campus administrative departments are continually working to also do it all better than ever before.

The maintenance shop crew's headquarters are in the basement of the housing complex. The crew includes staff with various areas of expertise.

The whole Document Imaging Taskforce can gather in the space of the Enrollment Management office that was reclaimed from file storage.

Director of Admission Larry Anderson and his staff, including Jennifer Shepard (left) and Mary Hrdina, can now make scholarship offers faster and with more accuracy.

In-person student leader training is quicker and less costly because of the initial online training.

Admissions administrators can view reports of applications that have come in.

Shop staff can stay on task when requestors want an update, as electronic status checks are simple.

Now that the graduate admissions office is no longer inundated with paper, staff can focus on getting applicants an answer quickly.

The story you are about to read is true. Only the names (of the schools) have been changed to protect the innocent.

My son Nick will graduate high school in June and the early months of this year have been spent applying for aid, completing applications, sending in fees, and all the other fun stuff that goes with applying to college.

We want to hear-and share-more efficiency success stories. If your administrative department has used new business processes and/or technology to become more efficient, saving resources such as time and money while also providing excellent service to students or your other constituents, tell us about it.

Reconciliation Act to Provide Better Funding

Each Models of Efficiency entry is evaluated internally by the University Business editorial team, as well as by at least two higher education administrators. Those external judges include:

? Henry Saas, bursar at Xavier University (Ohio)

With comprehensive fees for a residential liberal arts education reaching or surpassing $50,000 per year, more and more people are asking the question: Is it really worth that much money to educate anybody, anywhere, at any time? Are the minds of ambitious, intellectually driven young people worth it?

The early days of the school year are more relaxing for students because facilities staff and others from across campus work hard at summer?s end to ensure every room is move-in ready.

As a successful wood-cut artist, Sheila Pitt taught at the University of Arizona for roughly 20 years when tragedy struck. In February of 2008, the experienced horsewoman became a quadriplegic after breaking her neck in a riding accident.

But her physical condition didn't stop her from doing what she loved best: teaching and creating art. The university provided her with two assistants - one to help her demonstrate art techniques in the classroom and another to work in her home studio so she could continue researching art techniques, producing art, and exhibiting her work.

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