October 9, 2006
UCSC Extension wins award from University
Continuing Education Association
By Lin Andrews
UCSC Extension has received an award for "Outstanding
Administrative Service or Process" from the University
Continuing Education Association (UCEA). The award recognizes
UCSC Extension for innovation in organizational design in the
complete restructuring of its program support team. Cathy Sandeen,
vice provost and dean of extension, accepted the award at the
annual UCEA Region West conference on September 28.
Cathy Sandeen, vice provost and
dean of UCSC Extension
The restructuring was an organization-wide effort undertaken
to streamline operations, improve efficiencies, and reduce operational
costs. Separate academic program departments were eliminated
and a pooled program support team was created, which provides
better cross-training and backup for vacations or other leave.
The restructuring allows UCSC Extension to provide broad access
to key information, which has streamlined and standardized processes
and procedures while reducing costs and enabling the support
staff to facilitate greater teamwork and collaboration across
programs. Staff also have more variety in their jobs and better
career-advancement opportunities than before.
UCSC Extension provides professional development, continuing
education, and personal enrichment to the Silicon Valley region
and beyond. More information about UCSC Extension is available
on the web at www.ucsc-extension.edu.