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The Creation of a University-Specific Technology Platform to Allow a Cost-Recovery Unit to Meet Student Expectations

All stakeholders in Continuing Education, from Instructors to Students, from Finance staff to Registrar’s Office personnel, from Program Planners to IT professional staff participated in the development of specifications for OneCE. The system was built only after a very thorough, six month period of business analysis. The Director of the School, and the School’s Assistant … Continue reading "The Creation of a University-Specific Technology Platform to Allow a Cost-Recovery Unit to Meet Student Expectations"

April 16, 2004


Implementing an Improved and Standardized Process for Procurement of Design and Construction Services

New methodologies and procedures cannot be implemented successfully without support from ail administrative levels of an institution and those that the process affects. An ad hoc committee involving Purchasing and Physical Plant was struck to look at the existing situation and staff of ail ranks researched different aspects of possible solutions. Research done by both … Continue reading "Implementing an Improved and Standardized Process for Procurement of Design and Construction Services"

April 16, 2004


Data Logging: A Tool for Doing More with Less.

The stakeholders were/are our students and laboratory supervisors and student assistants, and our chemistry faculty and those of cognate departments. During the winter of 1996 and the spring of 1997, we designed our computer-mediated laboratory based on the outcomes of a series of presentations, demonstrations and discussions with our students, faculty and lab support staff. … Continue reading "Data Logging: A Tool for Doing More with Less."

April 16, 2004


Meeting the Fiscal Challenge: The Achievements of the University of Alberta in Cost Containment and Revenue Enhancement

The entire university community had the opportunity to participate in this exercise, as well as individuals outside the university through the expert panel process. The Funding Solutions Task Force met with representatives of every portfolio as well as representatives from both the staff and student associations. Mechanisms were also put in place through the Faculties … Continue reading "Meeting the Fiscal Challenge: The Achievements of the University of Alberta in Cost Containment and Revenue Enhancement"

April 16, 2004


Memorial University: Meeting the Quality Challenge

From the very beginning the philosophy underpinning the program was based on inclusivity. Teams were formed to write up procedures, orientation sessions were held for all employees, over 200 employees participated in a week of one day forums, forty-four employees volunteered to be trained as internal auditors. When milestones were reached comensalation was given across … Continue reading "Memorial University: Meeting the Quality Challenge"

April 16, 2004


The McGill Web Publishing Content Management System

  The McGill Web Publishing CMS concept can be ported or adapted to any university environment. It is ideally suited to large decentralized institutions, because while it manages production and publishing centrally, it distributes ownership of the content and provides tools for editing locally. Our system uses open source software and an industry standard SQL … Continue reading "The McGill Web Publishing Content Management System"

April 16, 2004


Applying Activity Based Costing to Supply Chain Management in a University Context

As this is a management decision support tool, the focus has been internal to the Materials Management area. However, University of Calgary Information Technology (UCIT) has had a relatively large stake in the enhancement of the ABC model. The development of the model fit with their application of Cognos data mining tools to support institutional … Continue reading "Applying Activity Based Costing to Supply Chain Management in a University Context"

April 16, 2004


Creation of a highly efficient response team to address high ROI Workflow solutions across Campus

The end user is a key component of the solution from the project inception, specification gathering, on-site testing of the prototype, to the on-going interaction for the life span of the use of the solution. For each project, a champion is appointed from the client community and the development team. These two individuals are responsible … Continue reading "Creation of a highly efficient response team to address high ROI Workflow solutions across Campus"

April 16, 2004


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