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Parrish, Jesse; Parks, Rodney – College and University, 2018
Registrar's offices used to be--and in some cases still are--physical manifestations of organizational charts: upper management resides in one cloistered area, occasionally behind a locked door, connected to the rest of the staff by multiple degrees of separation. During the summer of 2013, Elon University agreed to remodel the Office of the…
Descriptors: Registrars (School), College Administration, Facility Improvement, Interior Design
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Litsey, Ryan; Harris, Rea; London, Jessie – Journal of Access Services, 2018
Library workflows are an area where repetitive stress can potentially reduce staff efficiency. Day to day activities that require a repetitive motion can bring about physical and psychological fatigue. For library managers, it is important to seek ways in which this type of repetitive stress can be alleviated while having the added benefit of…
Descriptors: Efficiency, Staff Development, Library Services, Computer Games
Australian Government Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency, 2018
Admissions transparency means that prospective domestic undergraduate students can easily find good quality admissions information that allows them to compare courses and providers and make informed study choices. In October 2016 the Higher Education Standards Panel (HESP) made recommendations to achieve greater transparency in higher education…
Descriptors: College Admission, Accountability, Access to Education, Access to Information
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Parks, Rodney; Parrish, Jesse; Whitesell, Blake – College and University, 2017
For today's registrar, disentangling the institutional curriculum can be a daunting task. The complex and interconnected learning that higher education institutions now strive for is highly desirable among millennial students, but even the most articulate curricula sometimes fail to represent it clearly. Whether navigating the registration system,…
Descriptors: Success, College Administration, Barriers, Change Strategies
Leigh, Susan – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2016
The "bounce" (coined by students at Susan Leigh's last campus) refers to the amount of time students spent chasing signatures and removing often-unnecessary registration "holds" in order to attend their classes. Leigh explains that all this chaos from complex, separately housed transactional business processes has led to the…
Descriptors: College Students, Documentation, Recordkeeping, Student Personnel Services
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Church-Duran, Jennifer – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2017
Bent on improving the teaching and learning experience, enhancing the productivity of researchers, and increasing the visibility of research outputs, libraries are redistributing staff, reallocating resources, and reorganizing internal structures, all to better partner campus-wide. Nowhere is the impact of this push for service innovation and user…
Descriptors: Organizational Climate, Library Development, Library Administration, Organizational Change
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Johnson, Marcus R.; Bullard, A. Jasmine; Whitley, R. Lawrence – Journal of Research Administration, 2018
Background & Aims: Lean methodology is a continuous process improvement approach that is used to identify and eliminate unnecessary steps (or waste) in a process. It increases the likelihood that the highest level of value possible is provided to the end-user, or customer, in the form of the product delivered through that process. Lean…
Descriptors: Personnel Selection, Employment Practices, Clinical Teaching (Health Professions), Medical Research
Whitefield, Joe – Facilities Manager, 2013
There are often situations in facilities management where the daily repetition of certain tasks can seem meaningless to the employee if facilities managers are not conscientious. In this article, Joe Whitefield asks and answers the question: If your workplace morale is sagging a bit, what can be done to prop it up? To answer that question, he…
Descriptors: Facilities Management, Job Simplification, Performance Technology, Job Performance
Pingel, Sarah – Education Commission of the States, 2017
Applying for financial aid can be a complicated, time-consuming endeavor for students and their families. Fortunately, many state aid programs have taken strides to align aid applications to the form used for federal aid programs, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), making state aid more readily accessible. New conversations…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Financial Aid Applicants, Student Financial Aid, Job Simplification
Castleman, Ben – Urban Institute, 2017
The federal role in higher education has grown over the past two decades, and now a new administration has the opportunity to strengthen policies that support students and their colleges and universities. To help inform these decisions, the Urban Institute convened a bipartisan group of scholars and policy advisers to write a series of memos…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Policy, Federal Programs, Federal Aid
Scott-Clayton, Judith – Urban Institute, 2017
The federal role in higher education has grown over the past two decades, and now a new administration has the opportunity to strengthen policies that support students and their colleges and universities. To help inform these decisions, the Urban Institute convened a bipartisan group of scholars and policy advisers to write a series of memos…
Descriptors: Tuition Grants, Federal Aid, Efficiency, Higher Education
Al-Bulushi, Yaqoob Dur Mohammed – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The Oman government developed a vision to transform the nation into a sustainable knowledge society by supporting information and communication technologies to improve government services (ITA, n.d.). According to a United Nations (2012) report, Oman ranks 64th worldwide in e-government readiness, the lowest compared to other countries in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Role, Public Service, Qualitative Research
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Giacumo, Lisa A.; Breman, Jeroen – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2016
This article provides a systematic literature review about nonprofit and for-profit organizations using "big data" to inform performance improvement initiatives. The review of literature resulted in 4 peer-reviewed articles and an additional 33 studies covering the topic for these contexts. The review found that big data and analytics…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Literature Reviews, Job Performance, Job Simplification
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Diederich, Paul B. – Schools: Studies in Education, 2014
This commentary describes the limitations of 40-minute class period times. The forty-minute system makes hash of the lives of teachers, especially in small schools, and about 80 percent of high schools have fewer than two hundred pupils. These small schools crowd their forty-minute periods with as many diverse and unrelated activities as possible,…
Descriptors: Time Blocks, School Schedules, High Schools, Job Simplification
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Bettini, Elizabeth A.; Cheyney, Kristi; Wang, Jun; Leko, Christopher – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2015
Special education teacher attrition has numerous negative impacts for students and schools. Administrators play an essential role in supporting special educators, but they seldom receive adequate preparation to provide this support effectively. The authors synthesize job characteristics theory, an area of research conducted by organizational…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Faculty Mobility, Administrator Guides, Job Simplification
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