No. 133 November 2010
Feature Article: How Other Universities Are Addressing Fiscal and Staffing Challenges
The current financial situation and its impact on programs and staffing are issues faced by many institutions. At the 2010 conference of the National Consortium for Continuous Improvement in Higher Education, 15 institutions and several additional organizations shared information about recent initiatives and observations.
Quality Advocates: Strategic Management for Information Technology
On Tuesday, October 26, 2010, Kevin Morooney, Vice Provost for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer provided an update on IT initiatives relevant to the strategic plan and how Penn State’s approaches to those initiatives reflect and relate to external technological changes.
Workshop: Facilitating Planning, Improvement, and Assessment Projects and Teams
Friday, November 19, 2010
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
This full-day workshop provides hands-on experience in the role of a facilitator working with a team addressing a planning, improvement, or assessment initiative.
Do You Know? State Support of Penn State
What percentage of Penn State’s annual operating budget comes from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania state budget appropriations?
Cost Saving Idea: Saving Paper and Trees
What is the default margin setting for the word processing software you use? In some cases, it may be more than an inch on each side and at the top and bottom. Can you reduce the margins and reduce the number of pages needed for a document?
Submit your ideas for increased efficiency and effectiveness at Penn State.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. To read past issues, see the Office's Web site at http://www.psu.edu/president/pia/s/5ztbIb.
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