Models of Efficiency

Does your department measure up?

If the answer is "Yes!" -- here's your opportunity to stand out from the crowd.

University Business presents Models of Efficiency, a national recognition program honoring colleges and universities that meet the higher education business and technology challenges of today's campus.

Something powerful is happening in higher education! New approaches are streamlining operations to deliver superior service to students in less time and at lower cost than previously possible.

Innovative models of efficiency are replacing the resource-draining, time-consuming practices of yesterday. Models of Efficiency not only do more with less, but do it better.

Simply put, a model of efficiency is an administrative practice or procedure that uses technology and smart business processes to provide superior service to students, while optimizing resources.


Applications are being accepted now for the 2013 program.

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New honorees badge Summer 2012 Honorees

Northern Arizona University

The Extended Campuses, Information Technology Services
Migration Trends
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California State University, San Bernardino

Information Resources & Technology, Financial Aid Office
Speedier Scholarships
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Western Washington University

Bookstore, Financial Systems
Put It On My Tab
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Western Washington University

Accounting Services & Financial Systems
Entry Levels
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Iowa State University

Engineering-Liberal Arts and Sciences Online Learning
Closing The Distance
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Texas A&M Health Science Center

Facilities & Construction Office
Building Asset Tracking
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Old Dominion University

Administration and Finance Division
CPR For ERP
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Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Human Resources-Payroll
Automating Adjunct Agreements
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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Worldwide Campus

Financial Aid, Technology Services
Scholarships Simplified
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Spring 2012 Honorees

Catawba College

Office of Financial Assistance, Human Resources and Information Technology
A Study in Work-Study
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The George Washington University

Procurement Department
One-Stop Shopping
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Texas A&M International University

Office of Information Technology
Purchasing Power
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Catawba College

Office of the Registrar, Academic Advising, and Information Technology
Digital Registration With a Human Touch
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Lakeland Community College

Financial Aid Office
Aiding Financial Aid
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Texas A&M University

Provost Information Technology and Office of the Registrar
Rapid Adjustments
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The University of Central Oklahoma

Purchasing, Payment Services, and Travel
Printer Clean-Up Saving Green
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Mercer University

School of Law Dean's Office
Winning the Storage Wars
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Wake Technical Community College

Advising Department
Dare to Excel
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Houston Community College

Registrars Office and Information
"SPEEDE" Transcript Evaluation
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NorthWest Arkansas Community College

Division of Information Technology Services
Trigger Happy
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Wilkes University

Student Services Center
A Better One-Stop Experience
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Houston Community College

Information Technology, Office of Student Financial Services, and Finance and Accounting
Streamlining Payments
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Ogeechee Technical College

Student Affairs Center
One-touch Line Control
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Victor Valley College

Technology & Information Systems
Orient Express
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George Mason University

Human Resources and Payroll
Tax Time—Online
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Salisbury University

Information Technology Department
DIY Data
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University of Virginia

Interactive Media and Development and Public Affairs
Targeted Email Touchpoints
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2011 Honorees

Fall 2011 Honorees

Murray State University

Office of Information Systems
Recovery Operation
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University of Oregon

Office of the Registrar
Advanced Technology
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Pueblo Community College

Customer Solutions Center
Reply to FAQs
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University of North Carolina, Wilmington

Admissions Office
e-Document Upgrade
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Purdue University Calumet

Office of Administrative Services
Paper Towel Alternative
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Wayne State University

Office of Graduate Admissions
Application Increase
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Summer 2011 Honorees

Fresno Pacific University

Office of Continuing Education
Online registration improvements
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Oakland University

Registrar's Office
Grade change upgrade
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Temple University

Computer Services
e-Recycling reboot
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Western Washington University

Administrative Computing Services
E-form system
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State University of New York at Cobleskill

Office of Business and Finance
Online registration improvements
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University of Wisconsin-Stout

Office of Planning, Assessment, Research and Quality
Project management method
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Spring 2011 Honorees

San Diego State University

College of Extended Studies
Database integration
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Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

Financial Aid Office
Call center improvements
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North Carolina State University

Graduate School
Scanning for Answers
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California Polytechnic State University

Facility Services and Facilities Planning & Capital Projects
Document management
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Montgomery County Community College

Student Success Center
Call center improvements
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Liberty University

Financial Aid Office
Financial Aid Answers on Line Two
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Jamestown Community College

Academic Affairs
Faculty contract processing
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Lim College

Admissions Office
The Next Best Thing to Cloning
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Liberty University

Center for Academic Support and Advising Services
Linking Resources for Retention
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The College at Brockport: State University of New York

Office of Telecommunications
Network News
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Macomb Community College

Business Office
The High Cost of Paper Money
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Capella University

Financial Aid Office
Automation for Improved Productivity
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2010 Honorees

Fall 2010 Honorees

Alfred State College

Division of Enrollment Management
Predictive modeling solution
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Paradise Valley Community College

Information Technology & Athletics Department
Puma Athletic Web System
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Sacred Heart University

Information Technology
The Factory
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Boston University

Department of Enrollment Services Operations
Document imaging and processing solution
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University Of Houston C.T. Bauer College of Business

Rockwell Career Center
Resume ER program
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University of ST. Francis

Admissions and Enrollment Services & Center for Instructional Delivery
Document imaging system
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The George Washington University

Division of Information Technology
Stipend management system
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Onondaga Community College

Campus Safety and Security
Student Security Patrol program
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College of William & Mary

Registrar, Undergraduate Admissions, & Information Technology
Automated domicile processing
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Summer 2010 Honorees

Regent University, Virginia

Center for Teaching and Learning
Blackboard Jumble
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Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta, Ga.

Office of Advancement
Green is Good
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The University of Iowa, Iowa City

Tippie College of Business
Timely Advice
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Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, NJ

Department of Human Resources
Trends with Benefits
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Southern Methodist University, Dallas

Heigi Family Career Development Center
Repositioning Positions
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Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah

Office of Student Success and Retention
Following Freshmen
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Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth, Fla

Financial Aid Department
Providing Proof, Pronto
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Spring 2010 Honorees

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Facility Services
Efficiency Fix
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Wentworth Institute of Technology (Mass.)

Department of Enrollment Management & Student Affairs
Blackboard Certified
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University of Nevada Las Vegas

Facilities Management
Key Enhancements
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University of the Arts (Pa.)

Enrollment Management
No Paper Cuts
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University of St. Francis (Ill.)

Division of Academic and Information Support Services
Portal Authority
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University of North Carolina, Wilmington

Information Technology Systems Division
A Good Walk Spoiled
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Central Methodist University (Mo.)

Information Services
Integrated Interface
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