Launched: Integrated Resource Management
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Integrated Resource Management Process was launched Tuesday, May 15. Chancellor Debbie Ford introduced the new resource request and allocation process to make sure the university's investment in human, fiscal, and facility resources is strategic and to support critical new initiatives.
The new process is designed to help the university continue its strategic goal to be as efficient and proactive in planning and utilizing its resources as possible. In a time when state resources provided to higher education continue to decline, UW-Parkside is committed to using its resources wisely, being proactive in managing those resources, and to be good stewards of funding to meet its mission.
The kick-off event included a discussion of UW-Parkside's successes in serving the community during the 2011-2012 academic year including the opening of the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities, and its ongoing efforts toward reaccreditation in 2013.
The event's facilitator, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Institutional Effectiveness Dr. Kimberly Kelley, expressed her gratitude to faculty and staff for their participation in developing the new process and for participating in the kick-off event.
"This is both a challenging and exciting time for UW-Parkside," Dr. Kelley said. "The new resource allocation process is intended to help UW-Parkside position itself for future success and serve its educational mission as effectively and efficiently as possible."
Dr. Kelley went on to say by using the new process, UW-Parkside will be able to ensure its funds and its human and facilities resources are being utilized effectively to support its educational mission and to further its efforts to reach out to the community. The new process will also help UW-Parkside prioritize so it is able to achieve its goals as efficiently as possible.Dr. Kelley's presentation is available on the university web site.