Comprehensive Administrative Review
The Comprehensive Administrative Review (CAR)
Georgia Tech's action plan, approved in December 2019:
- Identifies and redirects $22.7 million in general and administrative spending by eliminating vacant positions, improving organizational structures, and reducing utility and facility costs.
- Redirects spending to support students in three areas of need: affordability and access, retention and graduation, and student well-being.
- Does not require the elimination of positions that are currently occupied.
In April 2017, Chancellor Steve Wrigley of the University System of Georgia announced a Comprehensive Administrative Review (CAR) of the system office and all 26 USG institutions.
The goal of the CAR is to address the challenge of how to provide quality education in the most cost‑effective manner. Learn about the objectives of the CAR program.
The CAR is expected to assist the USG and the respective 26 institutions by: 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; and identifying administrative cost savings that can be redirected to core functions of teaching, research, and service.
Georgia Tech's Participation
Georgia Tech offered to participate in the first phase of this process, along with a cohort of other schools.
Between November 2017 and February 2018, more than 3,500 Georgia Tech employees provided input to the USG.
Our employees contributed important perspectives, experiences, and information about their work through surveys, focus groups, and interviews. Learn more about the assessment process.
In the late spring we received an initial report with the results of the assessment, which indicated practices that are working well and also identified opportunities for Georgia Tech to make local improvements. Access the CAR Report here (GT account login required)
We are now ready to launch our Institute-specific CAR action planning and implementation process. This presents a tremendous opportunity for us to address administrative and process challenges and identify ways to streamline our operations and improve efficiency. Read about the potential impacts of this process.