The Executive Steering Committee and Student Systems
Transformation Project Team have developed a Decision Making
Framework that provides an outline for the decision making process
that will be followed throughout the Student Systems Transformation
project. This process is meant to be collaborative, with
decisions being made via agreement at the lowest appropriate level
whenever possible. The framework also provides guidance for
escalation of decision making when it is absolutely necessary.
Roles in the Decision Making Framework:
Have veto power—yes or
no—over a proposed recommendation. Exercising their veto
triggers a negotiation between them and the recommenders, leading
to a modified proposal.
If negotiation takes too long or if the
two parties simply can’t agree, the recommender escalates the
issue to the Decider.
Responsible for making a decision
proposal, gathering input, providing the right data and analysis to
make a sensible and timely decision.
Consult with the people who provide
input, not just hearing and incorporating their views, but also
building buy-in along the way.
Consulted on the decision. Because
advisors are typically involved in implementation, recommenders
have a strong interest in taking their advice seriously.
Their input isn’t binding, but this
shouldn’t undermine its importance or consideration.
View the Student System Transformation Decision