Administrative Process Improvement Committee

The Administrative Process Improvement Committee (APIC) was formed in fall 2015 as a collaborative initiative of the Executive Vice President and Provost and the Vice President for Finance and Administration/CFO.

Purpose

The primary purpose of APIC is to provide a forum for faculty and staff to identify administrative process concerns and to suggest opportunities for enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of these processes campus-wide.

Administrative processes are business or operational processes, whether housed within an academic unit or non-academic unit, that govern how faculty and staff accomplish their work. When considering administrative process improvements, questions for consideration may include:  Is the process too cumbersome? Are there opportunities for streamlining? Is communication clear of what is expected? Is training provided? Do the current processes meet our needs?

Areas of exploration may include, but are not limited to:

  • Policies, procedures and processes;
  • Logistics;
  • Facilities/Infrastructure;
  • Safety;
  • Communication; and
  • Training needs.

The committee shall:

  • Create a mechanism to collect input from faculty and staff;
  • Develop recommendations for prioritization and implementation of concerns shared by faculty and staff; and
  • Track and communicate progress campus-wide.

Committee Composition

The committee composition shall include the following:

  • Senior Vice Provost, Academic Affairs  [Co-Chair]
  • Associate Vice President for Operations, Finance and Administration [Co-Chair]
  • Representative of Faculty Senate Executive Committee [1]
  • Representative of Faculty Senate At-Large [1]
  • Representative of the Faculty – Non-Faculty Senate [1]
  • Representatives of the Staff Senate [2]

Faculty and staff representatives will serve a one-year term.  Recommendations for representatives shall be sought from the President of the Faculty Senate and the President of the Staff Senate.

Meetings

The APIC shall schedule monthly meetings during the academic year and as needed during the summer session.  Meetings may include participation of invited subject matter experts to help address concerns identified.

APIC Membership 2016-17

Jane Cassidy, Senior Vice Provost, Academic Affairs [Co-Chair]

Sandi Gillilan, Associate Vice President for Operations, Finance & Administration [Co-Chair]

Gundela Hachmann, Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages and Literatures 

Kenneth McMillin, Professor, Animal Sciences  

Kenneth "Kip" Matthews, Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy 

Trey Truitt, Associate DIrector, Olinde Career Center

Doug Villien, Manager, Office of the University Registrar


Questions and Concerns

Administrative process concerns must be submitted via the comment form. Please direct any questions to apic@lsu.edu.