Project 1: 'HSE Idea Generator'
The ‘HSE-IG Crowdsourcing Platform’ foresees the development of a crowdsourcing system at HSE capable of identifying innovations, which, in addition to improving the University’s brand as an employer, would boost loyalty among its staff, identify talented and enthusiastic employers, and increase the overall effectiveness of business processes. The project, for instance, includes the creation of a system for ‘ideas generation’ on how to improve procedures and services at the University, and motivation system for the proactive teams capable of carrying out such suggested projects.
Project 2: 'Business Processes for Life'The key objectives of the ‘Business Processes for Life’ project was preparing and putting forth proposals for optimizing the University’s business processes, and creating simple and clear step-by-step instructions and visual aids for each stage of a given business process. Thanks to this project, four individual processes were identified and developed, which involve the maximum number of HSE users/staff – ‘Business Trips’, ‘Independent Contractor Agreements’, ‘Faculty Appraisal’ and ‘Summer Schools’.
Project 3: 'HSE Practice Fair'
Our team sought to further develop the ‘HSE Project Fair’ web tool, thereby allowing faculty members and staff to involve undergraduate students in projects, so that they may count this work towards fulfilling their curriculum requirements.
The aim of the project was to introduce more options for study programmes to use this particular tool for identifying internship opportunities for graduate students, as well as for HSE’s research labs to attract a wider audience of students for projects in order to meet their curriculum requirements.
Project 4: 'Research Project Back Office'
The concept of an ‘research project back office’ is a service that provides support to research subdivisions and their projects. Its main focus is to keep all data on research projects (e.g., reports, terms of references, publications, etc.) in a single location and ensure its safe and effective storage. This concept also foresees operations aimed at ensuring effective cooperation between all project participants, as well as the development and provision of analytical data. This approach shall help to automate and simplify project activities, thereby fostering a common academic culture and a core standard for academic projects at HSE.
Project 5: 'Student E-portfolio'
Project objective:developing and creating an information module, which would help HSE students keep and present well-organized information about their individual accomplishments and other activities before, during and after their studies at the University. The project team successfully implemented the project under the Administrative Staff Development Programme.
- students can effectively include information on their accomplishments in the following areas: studies, research projects, continuing education, culture, sport, volunteering, etc. The STEP project will also help students to professionally assess their accomplishments, develop a personal path to success and forge the best approach to presenting their professional portfolio;
- HSE’s faculty and research subdivisions can access information on any student and see if they are a good match for supervising term papers and theses, as well as suitability for research and various other types of projects.
Future features of the project: the possibility of publishing portfolios submitted by students via the HSE portal for external users (primarily potential employers), the details about data protection are currently being discussed.