Comprehensive Administrative Review
The Comprehensive Administrative Review
What is the Comprehensive Administrative Review (CAR)?
In April 2017, Chancellor Steve Wrigley of the University System of Georgia (USG) announced a Comprehensive Administrative Review (CAR) of the system office and all 26 USG institutions.
The goal of the CAR is to address the challenge of how to provide quality education in the most cost‑effective manner.
The objectives of the CAR are to:
- identify ways that administrative functions can be conducted more efficiently and effectively;
- enhance support for delivering on the global, statewide, and local missions of USG institutions;
- achieve opportunities for savings to provide greater affordability and access for students; and
- strengthen the core academic enterprise and improve student support services.
The CAR is expected to assist the USG and the respective 26 institutions by:
- developing model organizational structures and processes that will enhance our ability to deliver on our teaching, research, and service mission;
- developing and implementing 21st century operational models;
- gaining staff input to enhance administrative effectiveness and efficiency at all levels; and
- identifying administrative cost savings that can be redirected to core functions of teaching, research, and service.
Georgia Tech offered to participate in the first phase of this process, along with a cohort of other schools.
Between November 2017 and February 2018, more than 3,500 Georgia Tech employees provided input to the USG. Our employees contributed important perspectives, experiences, and information about their work through surveys, focus groups, and interviews.
In the late spring we received an initial report with the results of the assessment, which indicated practices that are working well and also identified opportunities for Georgia Tech to make local improvements.
We are now ready to launch our Institute-specific CAR action planning and implementation process. This presents a tremendous opportunity for us to address administrative and process challenges and identify ways to streamline our operations and improve efficiency.