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Finance Certification

Many departments on campus had requested data entry access but had been turned down due to weak internal controls and the lack of a central training program. The development of the Finance Certification program opened up access to the system, which has given many new departments the ability to take control of their financial processes. … Continue reading "Finance Certification"

April 16, 2008


Quality Assurance Applied To Grounds Maintenance

Once we had developed the framework for inspection, we undertook a series of staff consultations. At these meetings, staff provided important input into the tasks that should be inspected and the weighting factors to be used. This collaborative process was essential to the development of an effective inspection program. Staff input changed the proposed program … Continue reading "Quality Assurance Applied To Grounds Maintenance"

April 16, 2008


Automating external research reporting for Federal Agency and Canada Research Chair (CRC) Awards

McMaster’s project to automate annual research reporting to the Federal Agencies and CRC awards is portable in that it can be fairly easily replicated at any other institution. Depending on the source financial data, a data integration tool may or may not be required. The methodology followed in developing this system could be transferable to … Continue reading "Automating external research reporting for Federal Agency and Canada Research Chair (CRC) Awards"

April 16, 2008


NEXUS, changing the administrative culture of an institution through a software implementation project

The project mobilized a large interdisciplinary team of managers, staff and faculty committed to the successful and quick implementation. The governance provided leadership from the top with involvement of the Executive Management Group and the President appointing the VP Finance as project champion. Implementation teams, Team Leads Committee, and a Steering Committee pulled representation from … Continue reading "NEXUS, changing the administrative culture of an institution through a software implementation project"

April 16, 2008




A Computerized Student Retention Analysis System; Engaging the University community in student success interventions through the sharing of information on enrolment analysis.

The first model of the system was developed about 3 years ago. Over the next 12-18 months the system was shown to many members of the user community. The aim was to demonstrate capabilities and to solicit user feedback. As a result, the system has gone through many iterations, each one incorporating the user feedback … Continue reading "A Computerized Student Retention Analysis System; Engaging the University community in student success interventions through the sharing of information on enrolment analysis."

April 16, 2007


Tri-Council Compliance Project

Specific consultations were not conducted with the research community about this project. However, it is understood that researchers are the primary beneficiaries of improved administrative processes and increased understanding/awareness of Tri-Council guidelines. The effort expended on the administration of research activity has the greatest impact on Research Services and Financial Reporting. Due to the close … Continue reading "Tri-Council Compliance Project"

April 16, 2007



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