No. 126 February 2010
Feature Article: Implementing Penn State’s Strategic Plan – An Update
Priorities for Excellence: The Penn State Strategic Plan 2009-10 through 2013-14 was approved by the Board of Trustees in May 2009 and is in its first year of implementation. Provost Erickson asked each of the leaders of the strategies set to begin in 2009 to provide a six month progress report in January 2010. Here are some of the activities included in those reports. For the full article...
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Implementing Priorities for Excellence: The Penn State Strategic Plan, 2009-10 through 2013-14 - Friday, February 26, 2010, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m., 508 Rider, Presenter: Rodney Erickson, Executive Vice President and Provost - Provost Erickson will speak on the implementation of Priorities for Excellence: The Penn State Strategic Plan, 2009-10 through 2013-14 and the process for the academic and administrative review program addressed in Goal 2: Advance Academic and Research Excellence. For further information...
Applying Quality Principles in Daily Work - Tuesday, March 23, 2009, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 508 Rider, Marianne Guidos, Quality and Planning Research Associate, Office of Planning and Institutional Assessment, and Barbara Sherlock, Planning and Improvement Associate, Office of Planning and Institutional Assessment
Continuous Quality Improvement – Closing the Gap, Friday, April 9, 2010, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 508 Rider, Louise Sandmeyer, Executive Director, Office of Planning and Institutional Assessment
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2010 Quality Issues Forum
As in past years, this spring the annual Quality Issues Forum, sponsored by the Executive Vice President and Provost and the Office of Planning and Institutional Assessment (OPIA) will recognize recent examples of process improvement and innovation. In 2009, more than sixty teams were recognized for their efforts. With the recent state budget rescissions, these efforts to increase efficiency and effectiveness are even more important. Let us recognize your unit’s process improvements at the 2010 Forum by entering your team in the OPIA database.
Support for Planning, Improvement, and Assessment in Your Unit
The Office of Planning and Institutional Assessment supports the University’s efforts to plan, assess, and improve programs and services. The Office is available, at no charge, to consult with units and use organizational change tools to help units assess their needs, develop strategic plans, improve key processes, and develop collaborative team environments. If you would like to discuss the planning, quality, or assessment needs of your unit with one of our consultants, please contact the Office at 814-863-8721 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.The Quality Endeavors newsletter is published several times each semester. If you have any questions or comments about what you read here, or if you would like to suggest items for future newsletters, please contact Louise Sandmeyer, Executive Director of the Office of Planning and Institutional Assessment, at 814-863-8721 or email@example.com.To read past issues, see the Office's Web site at http://www.psu.edu/president/pia/s/5ztbIb.
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