Applied Technology & Efficiencies Initiative
MissionTo promote sustained efficiencies through ideas and vision that has relevant purpose for society.
PurposeThe Applied Technology and Efficiencies Initiative (ATEI) is dedicated to harnessing technologies and expertise to maximize resources to produce tangible outcomes that improve administrative operations. The foundation of ATEI is based on vision, curiosity, and purpose using available resources to find efficiencies and effectiveness that is of measurable value to facilitate the overall mission of education, outreach, and service. Since 2011, the ATEI has implemented the following tools to enhance administrative operations:
- Facilities & Construction Office – implementation of AiM System & hand-held devices i
- Environmental Health & Safety Office- implementation of iForms inspections process ii
- Development of Security/Safety App for higher education, medicine, construction, and K-12 iii
- Parking – implementation of T2 Parking System
- Emergency Management/Business Continuity - implementation of the Kuali Ready
- Laboratory Chemical Safety - implementation of ChemTracker
ATEI innovations and use of technology have been copied and implemented by other institutions. In the current environment of limited public funding; opportunities to become more efficient is critical to facilitate agendas and missions that serve the citizens of Texas, the USA, and the World iv.
i Recognized Summer 2012 in University Business Magazine as a Model of Efficiency. Won the 2012 AssetWorld Achievement Award as the best use of FMS to increase efficiency and productivity.
ii Recognized Winter 2012 in University Business Magazine as a Model of Efficiency.
iii App in the process of creating 1 to 5 start-up companies; also under review for Model of Efficiency Award.
iv Currently there is effort to translate the App into more languages.