Changing for Excellence: Libraries and IT Experience with Campus Consultants

Deborah Ludwig
Assistant Dean
University of Kansas
Paul Farran
Chief of Staff, Information Technology
University of Kansas

In 2011, the University of Kansas hired the consulting firm HURON to undertake an intensive review of how the University conducts business, and to help the institution identify ways to increase its effectiveness. This effort, “Changing for Excellence” (CFE), encompassed campuses in Lawrence, Kansas City, and Wichita and was divided into phases in which Information Technology (IT) and the Libraries have been involved: Assessment and Analysis, Business Case Development, and Implementation.

This presentation will include descriptions of the business cases developed in both the IT and in the Libraries, work with the consultants and campus stakeholders, movement forward into implementation, and the connections between CFE, the University’s strategic planning effort (Bold Aspirations), and possible organizational transformation.


Last updated:  Monday, April 23rd, 2012