Administrative & Support Review
In April 2010, Executive leadership identified the need to conduct a review of the university's academic, research and administrative/support functions, in part to help inform future budget allocations. A committee was appointed to oversee the project and membership includes representatives from academic, research, CRCD, and administrative support functions. The committee is supported by staff from the Administrative Services division.
The committee was charged with three primary goals:
1. Develop a mechanism to inventory UAF's administrative and support capacity that is robust enough to provide insight, but simple enough to replicate on an annual basis. Measures include: a) current funding and staffing levels, b) trend information, and c) key indicators and benchmarks.
2. Develop criteria for rating importance, efficiency, and effectiveness among functions. These criteria will consider operational effectiveness in light of organization risk, compliance and safety concerns.
3. Identify common processes to streamline. Given the organization-wide improvement of this review, a byproduct will be the identification of key processes that, if streamlined, can imporve overall administrative effectiveness. Achieving and documenting measurable costs savings or performance improvements is key to success on this goal.