Think Outside the Box: UA Communication Avenue
University of Alaska President Mark Hamilton has created a new feature on his Website called Outside the Box, a virtual suggestion box.
University of Alaska President Mark Hamilton has created a new feature on his website at www.alaska.edu/pres/ called Outside the Box, a virtual suggestion box for employees to communicate directly with the president and his executive team. It’s part of the university’s ongoing effort to contain costs, operate more efficiently and continue to make the best use of limited resources.
The idea behind Outside the Box is to offer employees an easy way to offer suggestions for streamlining services, reducing costs and improving business practices. Employees may volunteer their name or choose to remain anonymous. The online suggestion box is primarily aimed at employees who know and understand the system well, but the tool is also available to students and public.
Suggestions may be limited to the Statewide unit specifically, or they could be directed toward an overall operation that affects the entire system or perhaps one particular program area or campus. Our colleagues on the campuses are encouraged to send suggestions. Suggestions that President Hamilton receives involving a particular campus will be forwarded to the appropriate person at that campus.