• Administrative Cabinet

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  • Administrative Cabinet Group

     Administrative Cabinet

    In August 2005, President Linda Hanson created the Administrative Cabinet to address issues that enable Hamline to improve continually its operational effectiveness as a learning-centered, service-oriented university.

    The cabinet, comprised of administrative staff from across the university, operates in a cross-functional manner, soliciting ideas and input from the various constituent groups of the university to ensure timely resolution of issues and effective implementation of processes, procedures or policies.

    The Administrative Cabinet maintains a symbiotic relationship with the Deans' Council and the President's Staff and meets on a bi-weekly basis. 

    Role

    The Administrative Cabinet meets regularly to address issues that enable Hamline to improve continually its operational effectiveness as a learning-centered, service-oriented university. In this regard, it functions as the standing committee responsible for addressing strategic plan initiatives related to administrative effectiveness.

    The cabinet operates in a cross-functional manner, soliciting ideas and input from the various constituent groups of the university to ensure timely resolution of issues and effective implementation of processes, procedures or policies. The cabinet maintains a symbiotic relationship with the Deans’ Council and the President’s Staff to determine the appropriate purview of activities, and at times, serves in an advisory capacity to the President, President’s Staff or Deans’ Council.

  • Scope of Work

    The following guidelines describe the activity of the cabinet:

    • Non-academic, non-curricular administrative matters
    • Cross-university or multiple unit items of an administrative nature
    • Student, faculty, staff service related items
    • Forum for units and areas to receive counsel and share process or procedural information
    • Lead the development and implementation of procedures to enhance operations
    • Assist in the formulation and adoption of policies and their implementation  

    Operating Principles

    • Flatten the hierarchical nature of the university to promote problem solving at appropriate organizational levels
    • Eliminate organizational silos and improve communication
    • Advance a culture of continuous improvement and collaboration
    • Serve as a vehicle for the dissemination of information to schools, units and to the administrative cabinet
    • Function from a cross-functional, integrated university perspective