DSU Receives CUPA-HR's Award
Dakota State University received the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) 2011 SunGard Higher Education Innovation Award. This award, sponsored by SunGard Higher Education, honors a team's or an individual's demonstrated human resource innovation. The innovation can be technological in nature, based in process improvement, a novel partnership that advances the profession, or a new approach to an HR department's current challenge, but most important, it must advance the human resource profession or contribute to the overall excellence of the profession. Thanks to the generous support of SunGard Higher Education, CUPA-HR is pleased to offer a $3,000 contribution to an endowment or scholarship at Dakota State University.
Dakota State University received the SunGard Higher Education Innovation Award for its new electronic leave reporting system. The new system allows employees to document leave requests for their supervisors and allows supervisors to document why leave was taken. Faculty members can also use the system for tracking professional development. Once leave is approved, the system automatically updates the employee's timesheet, feeds the information to HRIS and payroll and sends an e-mail to both the employee requesting the leave and the employee's supervisor. The South Dakota Board of Regents was so impressed with the new system that it worked with Dakota State University to migrate leave reporting for the entire South Dakota public higher education system (4,500 employees) into Dakota State's system.
Dakota State University also received the SunGard Higher Education Innovation Award in 2003.