What is the Comprehensive Administrative Review (CAR)?
In April 2017, Chancellor Steve Wrigley of the University System of Georgia (USG) announced a Comprehensive Administrative Review (CAR) of the system office and all 26 USG institutions.
This system-wide initiative is focused on improving administration through creating efficiencies, streamlining processes and finding ways to be more effective with USG resources. The end goal of the CAR is to address the challenge of how to provide quality education in the most cost‑effective manner.
The objectives of the CAR are as follows:
- Identify ways that administrative functions can be conducted more efficiently and effectively
- Enhance support for delivering on the global, statewide, and local missions of USG institutions
- Achieve opportunities for savings to provide greater affordability and access for students
- Strengthen the core academic enterprise and improve student support services
The CAR is expected to assist the USG and the respective 26 institutions by the following methods:
- Developing model organizational structures and processes that will enhance our ability to deliver on our teaching, research, and service mission
- Developing and implementing 21st century operational models
- Gaining staff input to enhance administrative effectiveness and efficiency at all levels
- Identifying administrative cost savings that can be redirected to core functions of teaching, research, and service