We will be glad to answer them and include them in our Frequently Asked Questions section.
The goals of the project are as follows:
UK's future requires new skills and ways of doing things. The API project supports a way of thinking and taking action that applies to all of UK, including how we manage. Doing things the same way we've always done them won't take us to the breakthroughs that we want to achieve in improved student centeredness, quality programs, better efficiencies, and reduced waste.
No. The Administration is focused on implementing a strategy to gain efficiencies, curb expenses, and avoid duplication of administrative tasks. To sustain the promise for current and future students given the current state of our economy and limited resources, the university must improve the utilization of the resources we currently possess.
With Lean, the power to institute change belongs to those that do the work - front-line employees. Lean tools empower you to make changes in your work to fix problems, eliminate waste, reduce frustration, and break down barriers that we can to our students, faculty, staff and administration. Lean is a way to get involved in improving things for students, constituents, customers, and for one another. It is practical learning that is relevant in being part of the changes that we need to make for the future.
No. The API project will lead to both financial and staff resources being aligned in the areas where they are needed most and bring the most value to serving our students and patients, supporting research and community outreach.
The primary focus of the API project will be on university wide processes. However, specific colleges or departments may request a review of a specific process within their area using the API project request form.
A major goal of the project is to empower employees to become involved in the project by participating on a project team. An overarching goal of the project is to create an environment that enables employees to focus on the functions in their jobs that bring the most value to their department, college, and the university. This can be accomplished by streamlining administrative processes, removing wasted time and effort.
The API project will be addressing many administrative processes in the future. If you are interested in participating on a future team, please email email@example.com.