Norwich University uses OnBase to streamline the faculty contract process. Technology must be flexible enough to be tailored to a school’s processes, not the other way around, says Toni Raftery, project manager at Norwich. As software and systems evolve, she envisions them being more compatible with traditional school processes.
Next on its list is adding digital signatures to its faculty contracting process. “What will really impact HR is this digital contract,” she says. “Right now, it’s still a paper contract that gets sent to instructors. We want them to put their digital signature on it, email it back to us, and then it gets stored in our digital files. The idea is within a year, this faculty contract will be 100 percent digital and no paper contract will ever be printed.”
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