Administrative Process Improvement Committee
The primary purpose of the Administrative Process Improvement Committee (APIC) is to provide a forum for employees to identify potential opportunities for improvement in our operational and administrative processes and procedures.
Aiming for a balanced ethical, inclusive, and simple operational process should be a frequent task when either designing or reviewing administrative processes campus-wide. Excellence in operational processes can be best achieved when systemic issues are identified, remedied, and eliminated. Some common systemic issues may include excessive checkpoints, bottlenecks in process, and the continued use of traditional practices without a present purpose or without consideration for new technologies.
Questions to Consider
- Is the process too cumbersome?
- Are there opportunities for streamlining?
- Is communication of expectations clear?
- Is education, support, and training provided?
- Do the current processes and procedures still meet our needs?
The Committee shall seek input from faculty and staff to help diagnose potential opportunities for improvement and to suggest possible solutions in partnership with associated units.
Opportunities for Operational Improvements
Examples, such as managing, organizing, planning, advertising events on campus, inviting guests
Examples, such as parking, bicycle travel, bus services, accessibility issues
Examples, such as flow of information, use of newsletters, availability of relevant updates/changes
Examples, such as availability of equipment, rooms, ease of access
Examples, such as fire safety regulations/drills, building access restrictions, employee health concerns
Examples, such as petitions, applications, forms, workflow of documents
Examples, such as access to guidelines or trainings, availability of support services for administrative tasks
Examples, such as making travel arrangements, help with problems during travel, reimbursement
Questions & Concerns