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The Controller’s office continues to look for ways to improve forms, processes and systems to streamline and/or eliminate paper. These tasks are extremely challenging due to limited functional, technical and financial resources. Some forms and processes involve various departments within the University. The Controller’s Office is dedicated to working as a team to implement changes.
The [...]

Recently completed projects:
1. We have implemented an on-line tuition waiver approval process. This is a paper-less electronic approval process for all tuition waivers submitted for courses at the University and Rhode Island College. The Community College still requires a paper copy of the approval.
2. Last fall we implemented an on-line recruitment process for all [...]

Sakai Site

July 14th, 2010

Following the discussion at yesterday’s meeting about Sakai, I set up a private Project site “Streamlining URI” in Sakai, and gave all the Task Force members ‘access’ privileges. I haven’t yet read any info on managing the project so I’m not sure anyone knows about it. If someone from the group could give me a [...]

Meeting Notes #1

July 12th, 2010

PDF file of these notes.
Date: June 30, 2010
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Facilitator: Elaina Goldstein
Subject: URI Streamlining Task Force
Attendees: E. Goldstein; C. Katz; S. Bell; E. Gil; J. Burkhardt; M. Milkman; N. Kelley; R. Jordan; R. Kolton; V. Wyman; W. Euler; A. Coleman; M. Bell
Key Points Discussed

1 Introduction/Guiding Principles
Members of Task Force are diverse [...]

Entering text

July 9th, 2010

One thing I don’t like about the university’s default blog set-up is the size of the text in the posts/pages, it is too small. There is an easy way to fix this although it is tedious to have to remember to do it.
When you are ready to enter text into the body of the post, [...]

Getting Started

July 9th, 2010

Apologies about being late getting this up and running. I am trying to resolve the privacy issue that was brought up in the first meeting. Seems we can’t easily make the entire blog/site private, but we can make individual posts private. I think this will be the easiest/quickest way to proceed. I don’t imagine there [...]


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Meeting Schedule

July 13 – 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
- Library, Conf. Rm. B, 2nd flr

July 28 – 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Aug 11 - 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
– Dean Jordan, Facilitator

Aug 25 - 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Sept 08 - 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Sept 22 - 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.