• Photo of event participants

    Community of Practice members engaging in an activity during the WiCi kick-off event in May 2016.

  • Team photo

    The Procure-to-Pay team pauses to celebrate a job well done on Memorial Union Terrace.

  • Event photo

    Wisconsin Continuous Improvement Network (WiCi) community of practice held its inaugural event in May 2016.

  • Image of the Revenue Team celebration

    Members of the Internal Financial Controls Revenue Team celebrate their work.

  • Image from FP and M work order team

    Mike Pena talks to the team about the FP&M work order process map.


APR was a project initiated in 2007 to improve complicated, cross-campus processes. Now firmly established as a unit reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, APR has helped apply process improvement methodologies at every level across campus.

There is always challenge in effecting culture change. At UW-Madison, we have a deeply-rooted commitment to decentralization, and it serves us well in many ways. It does, however, make standardization, internal communication and change extremely difficult. APR works with campus leaders to tell the story of culture change and develop strategies for moving improvement forward at all levels of the university.

APR has created a reputation for success in improving how we deliver effective administrative services to the campus community and changing how we do our work. We have grown slowly – adding skills through training and practice, so we are now able to assist campus in improving processes at the departmental/divisional level, across campus and at the enterprise level.

Have a project in mind? Please get in touch with us. We look forward to hearing from you!

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