Reorganization can include actions such as:
- Creating new units
- Renaming a unit
- Eliminating units
- Moving a unit from one college into another college
- Re-ordering units that currently report to one area into multiple areas
- Separating one existing unit into two units
- Combining two existing separate units into one unit
Areas that are impacted as a result of reorganization include:
- labor distribution
- personnel records
- procurement services
- financial accounting
- student records
- student advising
- curricular changes
- course listings
- information technology
- ERP systems
- service center databases
- third-party systems
- web maintenance
- facilities and space management
In 2008, a Reorganization Review Team began work to improve the reorganization process. Some findings by the Team included:
- In excess of 120 steps/tasks are required to fully implement a reorganization.
- Completion time for implementation tasks ranges from 5 minutes to 4 weeks (assuming all required information is in hand).
- While some tasks can occur simultaneously, others must occur sequentially.
- Implementation tasks impact all new enterprise systems and a minimum of 15 subsystems.
- Tasks required to implement a reorganization are performed by over 15 functional areas within the university and multiple units/people within those areas.
- Reorganizations can impact academic and student records requiring substantial lead time to implement changes throughout systems, communications, academic and student records, publications, etc.