Higher Education

I am a firm believer in the power of education. I understand the unique issues facing institutions of higher learning. While thriving on youthful energy and knowledge, colleges and universities are governed by regulatory agencies that hold them to the highest ethical standards.

 

My experience in creating a code of conduct, writing policies and procedures including conflict of interest and commitment policies will ensure that your organization meets their compliance goals. I look forward to working with you on an as-needed basis as a highly skilled, cost-effective resource. My goal is your ongoing success!

 

To learn more contact me today.

 

Key Skills

  

  • Develop or revise a Code of Conduct to govern the behavior of staff, faculty and students.
     
  • Create a Conflict of Interest and/or Commitment policy and associated procedures along with disclosure forms to ensure all potential conflicts of interest are known to relevant university administrators allowing an organization to operate with a high degree of transparency.
     
  • Write policies and associated procedures for university offices and departments to ensure consistency and efficiency are achieved in day-to-day operations and to establish personal and organizational accountability.
     
  • Build process flows to explain visually how procedures work and to help identify weaknesses that may exist.
     
  • Develop and implement a Compliance Hotline with associated scripts and policies and procedures.
     
  • Create presentations for the executive staff and Board of Trustees.
     
  • Construct and document a simple system to prioritize and manage projects.
     
  • Assist in developing an actionable plan to address process and policy issues, respond to outside agents and achieve university goals.
     
  • Create critical documentation for internal and external use.

 

Related Case Study: Clark Altanta University

 

Challenge:

Clark Atlanta University, an HBCU (Historically Black College or University) in Atlanta, needed to revise their processes and procedures for the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs as mandated by a Federal Agency.

 

Solution:

The Chief Compliance Officer and I partnered to compose a team of administrators and faculty with first-hand knowledge of the current system. Under my direction, this group collaborated to establish new guidelines. Our goals were to develop a document that would be easy to follow by both staff and students, and to gain approval from the University’s regulatory agency.

 

Results: 

I developed a processes and procedures document for Clark Atlanta University. After its first review, the regulatory agency required only one set of changes. Once these were made, the document swiftly received agency approval, was adopted by the University Board of Trustees, and implemented by the University. 

 

“Jackie came into our organization and worked with our team to meet aggressive deadlines. Jackie developed critical documents for the Compliance Office that were adopted by the Board of Trustees. She was easy to work with, worked her scheduled to meet our needs and was a key member of our team.” —  L. Mauge, Chief Compliance Officer, Clark Atlanta University