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OE Weekly Update – 8/30/19

August 30, 2019

Good afternoon – A quick reminder that today is the last day to submit nominations for the inaugural Operational Excellence Award, which recognizes the outstanding contributions by a staff member to the advancement of Operational Excellence’s mission and goals. This … Continued

OE Weekly Update – 8/23/19

August 29, 2019

Good afternoon – Hope you’re enjoying the last weeks of August. Below are a few items I’d like to highlight this week: On August 19th, the University Gazette published two articles about our work. The first article, “Early successes help … Continued

News: University Gazette Article (August 19, 2019)

August 22, 2019

The Adams School of Dentistry, rated the No. 3 dental school in the world, has embarked on an aspirational journey to “move beyond excellence” and transform the school into the global model for oral health.

News: University Gazette Article (August 19, 2019)

August 22, 2019

Faculty and staff are already seeing the positive impact of Operational Excellence, the provost’s initiative to reimagine the University’s business practices, one year after the campus-wide effort began.

Weekly Update: August 9, 2019

August 9, 2019

Good afternoon – Hope you’ve had a great week! On Monday we held the August Steering Committee meeting and shared the latest updates on the Early Impact, Travel & Expense, HR and Research Teams work. We updated the committee on … Continued

Weekly Update: August 2, 2019

August 2, 2019

Good afternoon – This week the Early Impact, Travel & Expense, HR and Research Teams continue to make progress on the items we reported last week. While these projects all focus on different aspects of operations, they were all developed using the same structured, collaborative and … Continued

Weekly Update: July 26, 2019

July 26, 2019

Good afternoon, Hope your month of July is going well – our team has been busy designing and piloting our current initiatives as well as rolling out the Early Impact work to the final cohort. Here are the latest workstream updates: The Travel & Expense Team continues to collect feedback on the … Continued

Weekly Update: July 19, 2019

July 19, 2019

Good afternoon, As some of you may know, I was recently in Austin for the NACUBO 2019-20 Fellows Program, where I had the opportunity to discuss Operational Excellence and learn from the other participants. I’m very proud of the Operational Excellence work to date and want to thank everyone for your support. Please note that due to scheduling conflicts, the Steering … Continued

Weekly Update: July 12, 2019

July 12, 2019

Good afternoon,     Hope everyone has had a great July so far! We set a July 8th internal deadline to launch pilots and start user testing. Thanks to the hard work of our design teams we’ve been able to meet this goal. More specifically:  The Travel & Expense Team launched … Continued

Weekly Update: June 28, 2019

June 28, 2019

Good afternoon,    This week our team has been busy preparing for the launch of the Wave 1 pilots for Travel & Expense Team, HR Team and Research Team. All three pilots will kick-off the week of July 8th. More specifically:   The Travel & … Continued