What is Educational Lean? Educational Lean is a quality methodology that aligns with the education environment. The basic premise is to understand the current state (how does it operate today) and create the future state (how can this process better serve its customers). When the current state is examined, process gaps are discovered by means of process maps, review of data, and literature review/best practices.
Lean continues to move forward...
MSUM has recently launched three new Educational Lean projects that will get underway spring semester. The projects and lean facilitators are: Furniture Acquisition and Inventory (Anita Bender and Kristi Monson); Central Inventory (Kirsti Fleming and Dan Heckaman); and the Hiring Process (facilitators to be determined).
Thank you to the following people for their work on the Lean Advisory Group this past year: Joan Justesen, Dan Heckaman, Michelle Malott, Pat Staples, Pam McGee, Karen Mehnert-Meland, Jean Hollaar and Herb Trenz.
A new working structure has been formed to help facilitate and promote the Lean practice on our campus. The Working Group members are Jean Hollaar (link to Core and Cabinet), Pam McGee (facilitator coach), Kristi Monson (communication), Kirsti Fleming (website maintenance), Michelle Malott (Campus Leadership and communication to Deans), active facilitators (those currently working on a project), and Karen Mehnert-Meland (facilitator coordinator). This group will meet as needed to discuss projects.
If you have an idea for a Lean project , please submit via the website Projects link. More updates to come at Town Hall Meetings and Dragon News.