The third annual Best Practices Forum was held on Thursday, March 9, 2010 at the Norris Center. 

This years Forum also included 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