128 pages | 40 B/W Illus.
Is your college or university struggling with how to adapt to budget cuts, changing student needs, technology or regulatory changes? Do you have a program and/or staff assigned to help coordinate change efforts? Are you ready to become more proactive in how you react to the changes that affect your institution? Structured continuous process- improvement programs have benefitted manufacturing companies for decades, but what works in manufacturing does not work the same in education! This book is about how to create a continuous-improvement program in higher education, written by a higher education Lean practitioner using real examples from higher education. This book walks you through key steps to begin building your first year continuous improvement plan. It provides templates, checklists and best practices to assist in your planning process. To prepare you for your lean journey, the book addresses:
Whether you are a Lean novice or a current Lean/Continuous Improvement practitioner this book will add tools to your tool kit and lay the groundwork for successful change initiatives.
LIST OF TABLES AND FIGURES. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. ABOUT THE AUTHOR. 1 BIG PICTURE RATIONALE. 2 WHAT IS LEAN AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT? 3 WHAT IS WASTE? 4 COMMON TYPES OF WASTE. 5 LEAN TOOLS. 6 DO YOUR RESEARCH. 7 DETERMINE BUDGET AND WHO’S DRIVING YOUR EFFORTS. 8 DETERMINING PURPOSE. 9 PLANNING YOUR LEAN JOURNEY. 10 LEADERS ON BOARD. 11 ALL ON BOARD. 12 COMMUNICATION. 13 PREPARING TO LAUNCH. 14 PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS. 15 WORKING YOUR FIRST YEAR PLAN. 16 CONCLUSION.