The third annual Best Practices Forum was held on Thursday, March 9, 2010 at the Norris Center.  The Forum served as a practical way for leaders across the University to share their own specific experiences and demonstrate practical examples of successful technology, process, and people solutions in their respective units.  The day fosters creative thinking and provided a forum for some of the best ideas being implemented across the University to be showcased. This years Forum also include a lunch time presentation “Changing Faculty Behavior Through Incentive Compensation" by Jeff Miller, Vice Dean and Chief Operating Officer, Feinberg School of Medicine.
The 2010 presentations included:

Title:Breaking Down Silos:  How to Collaborate Within Decentralized Organizations to Establish Best Practices


  • Beth Clifford Smith, Manager, Administrative Services
  • Kathleen Arbuckle, Program Assistant, Brady Program for Ethics and Civic Life

Title:Transitioning to a Project Management Culture

  • David Keown, Associate Dean, IT
  • David Asmus, Project Manager, IT

Title:NURAP: Fostering Excellence by Empowering a Peer Network at NU

  • Frank Cutting,Grant/Contract Financial Administrator
  • Lori Palfalvi, Research Administrator
  • Daniel Rademacher, Senior Grants/Contracts Administrator

Title:Promoting Your School through Video

  • Alan Wolff, Senior IT Director
  • Gina Myerson, Assistant Dean, Director of Marketing

Title:Improving Faculty Conflict of Interest and Conflict of Commitment Reporting:  An Online Integrated Solution


  • Bridget B. Chamberlain, Director of Compliance, Office of Regulatory Affairs

Title:Creating a Communications Continuum from Admissions to Alumni Using CRM Systems

  • Anne Penway, Director of Graduate Admissions
  • Belinda Lichty Clarke, Director of Communications

Title:Assessing the Security Maturity of Service Providers

  • Dave Kovarik, Director, Information & Systems Security/Compliance
  • Farhan Hasan, Manager, Consulting & Project

Title:Small Changes Yield Immediate Impact:  A Process to Enhance the Student Experience Through Communication and Collaboration


  • Christina-Mai Just, Assistant Director, Executive Education Marketing