The 2022 Process Improvement Celebration on April 14 honored change makers in the campus community who were recognized for their process improvements. Six awards were presented to individuals and departments for their contributions in business process innovation. The winners and categories are presented below.
Best Effort to go Paperless
The Best Effort to go Paperless is awarded to an individual or group that has sought to reduce the carbon footprint in their offices, to digitize documentation or other similar solutions.
Alicia Dillon and Sharla Davison received this award for their efforts in navigating the process of providing Smartsheet enterprise licenses to campus to reduce costs and improve availability of Smartsheet to campus users.
Best Eye for Equity
The Best Eye for Equity is awarded to an individual or group that has improved a process or system to create a more equitable campus community.
Jeremy Harper, Jo Ellen DiNucci, Kara Brascia, Kat Davis, Lauren Oe, Mario Pile, Michael Rupp, Sherry Zeng and Thomas Kimble received this award for creating a grant to fund equity work.
Best Improvement to the Student Experience
The Best Improvement to the Student Experience is awarded to a group or individual that innovatively improved the student experience.
Kourtney Hunsucker received this award for creating a payment system for students to enroll ins classes when they had a balance on account that they could not pay in full.
Best Innovation to Benefit the Campus Community
The Best Innovation to Benefit the Campus Community is awarded to an individual or group that has innovated across the campus community.
Celia Wolff, Justin Mello, Marne Ewing, Nicole Carrobis and Sam Rainey received this award for creating a coordinated process for the migration of courses from Blackboard to Canvas.
Best Reduction in Redundancy or Manual Tracking
The Best Reduction in Redundancy or Manual Tracking is awarded to an individual or group that has sought to reduce redundancy in process or data, leveraged system functionality to reduce manual tracking or other similar endeavors.
Alyssa Doubleday, Ashlee Anderson, Mark Damm, Susan Dennis and Tu Anh Lara received this award for improving Degree Tracker to provide accurate, up-to-date information.
Best Small Change (That Has Big Effects)
The Best Small Change (That Has Big Effects) is awarded to an individual or group whose small change benefited or increased efficiency in their work area.
Aaron Lunt, Alicia Dillon, Gorane Stormoen, Sue Riley, Suzanne Adams and Suzy White received this award for shortening the month end process from 10 business days to five business days to reduce errors and meet reporting deadlines.
The organizing committee offers their kudos and congratulations to the winners and to everyone that was nominated for an award as part of the 2022 Process Improvement Celebration. A video of the celebration is available to watch online.