Since the summer of 2004, the University of Minnesota has undergone a wide-ranging and
consultative strategic positioning process to plan for the institution's future. Through this process,
the University has set a goal to become one of the top three public research universities in the
world within a decade. To meet this goal, several Task Forces have been created by President
Robert H. Bruininks to identify and implement key strategic projects. One of these Task Forces is
the Administrative Task Force, chaired by Vice President Kathleen O'Brien. The Administrative Task
Force includes several of its own Sub-Task Forces including the Services Task Force. The Services
Task Force is chaired by Vice Provost for Student Affairs Jerry Rinehart.
The Services Task Force goal is to "focus administrative support on serving faculty, students, and
academic units." Recommendations for Optimal Hours of Operations for units that provide
service to faculty, staff, and students have been identified as a key strategic project. By
thoroughly assessing current service hours and identifying opportunities for service hour
enhancements, the PEL team will be able to develop strategic recommendations that support the
Task Force's mandate on service and the University's goal of becoming one of the top three public
research universities in the world.
3 online resources (PDF files): Final report, Poster presentation, and Project summary
President's Emerging Leadership Program
Brewster, Amy; Stedman, Valerie; Sward, Dan; Vicich, Lori Ann.
Administrative Services Task Force: Hours of Operation Study.
University of Minnesota.
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