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Comprehensive Administrative Review

University System of Georgia (USG) Chancellor Steve Wrigley announced a Comprehensive Administrative Review (CAR) at the April 2017 meeting of the Board of Regents. This is a system-wide initiative focused on improving administration through creating efficiencies, streamlining processes and finding ways to be more effective with USG resources.

The Comprehensive Administrative Review is being led by a steering committee composed of representatives from USG institutions to take an in-depth look at all non-faculty administrative functions across the University System. Core faculty activities, such as teaching and research, are exempt from the review.

UNG CAR Update - Spring 2019

This update was presented to or shared with UNG's Executive Council, Faculty Senate and Staff Council.

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CAR Objectives

  • Develop model organizational structures and processes that will consistently enhance our ability to further the teaching, research, and service the mission of the university system
  • Develop and implement a 21st century operational model in a multi-campus, diverse university system
  • Identify recommendations that would enhance administrative effectiveness, efficiency, and execution at all levels of the organization
  • Identify administrative cost savings that can be redirected into the system’s core functions of teaching, research, and service

The institutional engagement for this effort is divided into multiple phases. See below for an overview of those phases.

Institutional Engagement Process
Review process, set expectations, initiate project.
Work with System Office and Data Coordinator at each institution.

Activity Assessment & Opportunity Identification Survey to be deployed at each institution to specific audiences.

Invitations for interviews and focus groups will be sent by local leadership/project coordinators at each institution.

Institution-level reports will be vetted with local leadership to confirm accuracy of findings and recommendations before presentation.

An institutionally-based Working Group will review the Huron Consulting report and develop recommendations per the CAR objectives. The recommendations will be shared with the university community and the President’s Cabinet. The President must approve any recommendations before they are forwarded to the USG Chancellor for final approval.

Implementation, depending upon each of the final recommendations, will occur over a period of a few weeks or up to three years.

UNG CAR Process Timeline

November 2017-February 2018:  Data collection and surveys.
Spring 2018:  Huron Consulting report received by the institution.
Fall 2018:  UNG CAR Working Group formed to evaluate report, conduct further assessment and begin forming recommendations.
Late Fall 2018-Spring 2019:  Recommendations presented to the President’s Cabinet and to the USG Chancellor for review and approval.
Summer 2019:  Begin implementation of recommendations.

UNG CAR Working Group

President Bonita Jacobs established a Working Group at UNG in Fall 2018 to evaluate the report and data presented by Huron Consulting, to conduct further assessment as needed, and to begin forming recommendations for potential improvements related to processes, administrative functions, and organizational structure.  The Working Group was divided into three sub-groups to conduct this work.  The Working Group’s recommendations were presented to the President’s Cabinet and other institutional groups as the UNG CAR Update - Spring 2019

Kate Maine – Chief of Staff
Dr. Mac McConnell – Senior Vice President for Business and Finance

Dr. Carol Adams – Associate Vice President and Dean of University College
Keith Antonia – Associate Vice President of Military Affairs
Beth Arbuthnot – Associate Vice President for Human Resources, Risk Management and Compliance
Wesley Burnett – Policy and Procedures Coordinator
Donna Caldwell – Associate Vice President for Financial Services and Comptroller
Sylvia Carson – Executive Director of Communications
Jarad Conner – Senior Technical Budget Analyst
Ken Crowe – Assistant Vice President for Facilities
Stephanie Gericke – Administrative Manager, Mike Cottrell College of Business

Anna Gillespie – Business and Finance Coordinator
Ron Graves – Deputy Chief Human Resources Officer
Amanda Harden – Associate Vice President for Advancement
Dr. Steve McLeod – Chief Information Officer
Sallie McMullin – Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management
Dr. Jamie Mitchem – Vice-chair of the Faculty Senate
Dr. Richard Oates – Vice President for the Gainesville Campus
Dr. Alyson Paul – Associate Vice President and Dean of Students for the Gainesville Campus
Dr. Eugene VanSickle – Assistant Vice President of Strategic Student Success Initiatives
Charlotte Wade – Executive Director of Business Services

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