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Models of Efficiency

New national program from University Business shines the spotlight on resource-saving stars providing stellar service to campus constituents
University Business, May 2010

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. Business practices that drain time and money may have been the status quo for many institutions in the past, but today's smart leaders are rethinking those practices and using technology and new business processes to free department resources, all while having a positive impact on service to students and other campus constituents.

It's a tall order. So we felt it was important to recognize campus offices that are getting the job done. We've launched Models of Efficiency to provide administrators with the opportunity to spread the word about successes that might normally stay behind the scenes. We think they deserve the spotlight.

As you'll see in this first installment featuring honorees from our Models of Efficiency program, the initiatives are impressive and worth modeling.

To hear more about the efforts directly from the honorees, and for the opportunity to ask them questions about how they did it, look for announcements about our special Models of Efficiency web seminars to be held throughout 2010. University Business will also highlight administrative offices at more institutions in two other magazine features this year.

Click on these links to read about each of the Spring 2010 Models of Efficiency honorees:

Efficiency Fix
Facility Services, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

No Paper Cuts
Enrollment Management, University of the Arts (Pa.)

Integrated Interface
Information Services, Central Methodist University (Mo.)

Blackboard Certified
Department of Enrollment Management & Student Affairs, Wentworth Institute of Technology (Mass.)

Portal Authority
Division of Academic and Information Support Services, University of St. Francis (Ill.)

Key Enhancements
Facilities Management, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

A Good Walk Spoiled
Information Technology Systems Division, University of North Carolina, Wilmington


The Models of Efficiency program is made possible through the generous support of Higher One.