• capital equipment team presentation

    The capital equipment tracking team presents their report

  • departmental cashiering team

    The departmental cashiering team celebration

  • housing team celebration

    Celebrating with the Housing apartment turnover team

  • managing with metrics training

    Managing with Metrics Training, June 2014

  • kaizen charts

    Charts from a Kaizen project


APR was a project initiated in 2007 to improve complicated, cross-campus processes. Now firmly established as a unit reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, APR has helped apply process improvement methodologies at every level across campus.

There is always challenge in effecting culture change. At UW-Madison, we have a deeply-rooted commitment to decentralization, and it serves us well in many ways. It does, however, make standardization, internal communication and change extremely difficult. APR works with campus leaders to tell the story of culture change and develop strategies for moving improvement forward at all levels of the university.

APR has created a reputation for success in improving how we deliver effective administrative services to the campus community and changing how we do our work. We have grown slowly – adding skills through training and practice, so we are now able to assist campus in improving processes at the departmental/divisional level, across campus and at the enterprise level.

Have a project in mind? Please get in touch with us. We look forward to hearing from you!

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