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Regionalization of Media Production Services

The willingness of senior administration to support a unique initiative designed to benefit public enterprise was crucial in building the business model. Management representatives from each institution participated in the initial architecture along with their various unions. Management representation is maintained locally at each institution to liaise with MPS as needed. Directly affected employees from … Continue reading "Regionalization of Media Production Services"

April 16, 2005


Reading Week Projects: Community Service Learning

The UBC reading week project demonstrates a high level of commitment to all its stakeholders -students, staff, community members and the institution. Students are invested with important leadership roles in the development and implementation of the reading week projects. Community organizations participate fully in the organization, development and delivery of each individual reading week project. … Continue reading "Reading Week Projects: Community Service Learning"

April 16, 2005


The design, development and implementation of Health Check sessions for staff members of the University of Calgary

The Health Check initiative was developed by a team of U of C staff members who applied their expertise in a creative and thoughtful manner. The Advisory Committee for Health, Wellbeing and Effectiveness is advisory to Human Resources, and is a broad-based group with representation from key stakeholders. It supports and promotes the mandate to … Continue reading "The design, development and implementation of Health Check sessions for staff members of the University of Calgary"

April 16, 2005


The design, development and implementation of the UC Performance Link (UCPL)

Involvement: Input was gathered from a wide spectrum of stakeholders through the following means: prior and ongoing reviews of needs, an initial collaborative system visioning and planning session with multiple stakeholders. There was an HR/IT steering team, strong support from IT and from the MAPS Steering Team, ongoing involvement of different client groups in testing, … Continue reading "The design, development and implementation of the UC Performance Link (UCPL)"

April 16, 2005


The implementation of a Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) program for Management and Professional Staff at the University of Calgary

The concept was first presented during 2001 when focus groups were held with Management and Professional Staff about proposed changes to improve and update coverages under the core benefits program. Feedback was positive that this type of benefit would be favorably received if offered. The MaPS Steering Committee, which is composed of MaPS staff members, … Continue reading "The implementation of a Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) program for Management and Professional Staff at the University of Calgary"

April 16, 2005


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


Benefits Driven Procurement Through Strategic Alliances!

The private sector model was used as the springboard to establish this program at UVic. Suppliers and Distributors are supported extensively by manufacturers through marketing support (funds), volume rebates, sponsorships based on sales volumes, product samples, contests, etc. It is common practice that the larger manufacturers and suppliers support their customers through their marketing resources … Continue reading "Benefits Driven Procurement Through Strategic Alliances!"

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


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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