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Lean Projects

Completed Projects

  • Employee Overnight Travel: streamline process for approving and arranging employee overnight travel
  • Gift Processing: streamlined process, from receipt and processing of donations through more personalized acknowledgements
  • Faculty Sabbatical Application: enhance ease of application review, particularly when web links included as supporting material
  • Internship Application Process: standardize process for varied internship opportunities for students
  • Independent Study Application Process: standardize and streamline paperwork associated with independent study

Projects in Progress

  • PERC Process: shorten length of multi-departmental processing for student leaves of absence and withdrawals
  • Recycling Routes: streamline to reduce costs associated with routes
  • Faculty Schedule Collection: streamline collection and storage of faculty schedules each semester

Ideas Submitted

  • International Travel
  • Student Travel
  • Inventory/receiving orders
  • Travel Expense processing
  • "Move to Student” process (IT Admissions migration of applicant to student data)
  • Sponsored Account Process
  • Pcard Reviews
  • Purchasing Procedures
  • E-Commerce for events-courses including registration, payment, training, tickers, etc.
  • Registration during Orientation (for students)
  • Registration process for transfer students
  • Student Hire Process
  • Search Approvals (obtaining permission to search)
  • Maintenance Work Order requests and follow up
  • Search process for hiring benefited employees
  • Advancement gift processing
  • Requesting IT projects
  • Process for Requesting Updating Websites
  • Adjunct Faculty Hiring to Payment
  • Contract RFP, RFO
  • Contract Management (Purchasing)
  • PDQs
  • Faculty P&T Submission
  • Campus Communication - particularly events
  • CHASE/CSSA (adjunct staff appointments)
  • Performance Reviews
  • Strategic Initiative Proposals
  • Coordination of campus activities/scheduling

Do you have an idea for a process that could be improved for efficiency and/or customer satisfaction? Submit your idea using the following form: Lean Process Improvement Suggestion

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