No. 128 April 2010

Feature Article: 60 Penn State Innovation and Improvement Teams Recognized

At the Quality Issues Forum on April 30, 2010 60 teams and over 700 staff, faculty, and students are recognized for their work in improving and innovating processes across the University.

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Presentation: Implementing Priorities for Excellence: The Penn State Strategic Plan, 2009-10 through 2013-14

On April 12, 2010 Executive Vice President and Provost Rodney Erickson discussed the goals, strategies, approaches, and progress on Penn State’s current strategic plan.

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Quality Advocates: New Ideas

We are planning the Quality Advocates schedule for 2010-2011. If you would like to suggest any topics for upcoming sessions contact us at psupia@psu.edu.

ASQ Higher Education Brief on Cost Savings in Higher Education

The April 2010 issue of the ASQ (American Society for Quality) Higher Education Brief features 10 articles on current cost savings approaches in higher education, including 10 questions to ask about a nonprofit business approach from Scott Martens at the University of Minnesota and an overview of Penn State’s integration of planning and improvement. Registration may be required.

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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 psupia@psu.edu.

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 psupia@psu.edu.To read past issues, see the Office's Web site at http://www.psu.edu/president/pia/s/5ztbIb.

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