University Standing Committees

Parking and Transportation Review Group

Background

The operations of Parking and Transportation have gone through considerable change and growth over the last five years. In an effort to continuously improve services, to increase effectiveness, and to meet the changing needs of the University as outlined in the University Strategic Plan and Portrait 2045, a group is being formed to perform the Check and Adjust function of the Plan, Do, Check, and Adjust (PDCA) cycle of continuous improvement.

Charge

To review the current organizational and financial structure of Parking and Transportation for effectiveness and appropriateness. Provide a written report and make recommendations to the Vice President for Administration on modifications if indicated by findings.

Completion Date

December 11, 2017 by 5 p.m. EDT. An extension may be necessary.

Group Tasks

  1. Review and analyze the current state of the organizational and financial structure of Parking and Transportation.
  2. Benchmark organizational and financial structures of other Universities.
  3. Seek out best practices from established associations such as NACUBO and CPTA. Review the existing Michigan Tech body of knowledge and archival documents related to Parking and Transportation.
  4. Identify key issues and challenges that affect Parking and Transportation and consider their significance related to organizational and financial structure.
  5. Seek out and consider other operational elements synergistic with Parking and Transportation.
  6. Provide specific recommendations. The recommendations should be thoroughly analyzed for financial impact, feasibility, consequences, advantages, implementation process and any other relevant information.

Key considerations

The group may split into subgroups to work on different elements of the group tasks. The Chair does not own the process. The role of the Chair is to:

  • Ensure the team stays on task to meet objectives.
  • Develop the agenda, schedules all meetings and distributes summary minutes with any action items outlined.
  • Ensure appropriate personnel and units collect necessary data, gathers information and produces deliverables
  • Invite subject matter experts to meetings as needed.

Group Membership

  • Dan Bennett
  • John Bramble
  • Marc Geborkoff
  • Kristi Isaacson
  • Tammy LaBissoniere, Chair
  • Byron Quinn
  • Kerri Sleeman