Quality Advocates Sessions - Fall 2007
No. 103 September 2007
Coming Quality Advocates: Fall 2007
Planning from a Provost’s Perspective, Tuesday, October 2, 2007, 10:00-11:30 a.m., 508 Rider II, Speaker: Rodney Erickson, Executive Vice President and Provost
Understanding the Penn State Budgeting Process, Monday, October 15, 2007, 1:30-3:00 p.m., 508 Rider II, Speaker: Steve Curley, University Budget Officer
Leadership and Organizational Performance, Friday, November 9, 2007, 8:30-10:00 a.m., 508 Rider II, Speaker: James B. Thomas, Dean, Smeal College of Business
For complete information on all Quality Advocates being offered, visit, /advocates/.
In its quest to be the finest university in integrating teaching, research, and service, Penn State has undertaken many initiatives in its strategic planning. Some examples of these include the development of a School of International Affairs, enhancement of the co-curriculum through development of certificate programs for career planning and multicultural competency, and sustainable high performance green buildings. The Penn State Strategic Plan Progress Report 2006-07 shares more telling stories and examples of how Penn State is achieving its goals and making a difference. The April 2007 edition of Penn State’s Strategic Indicators report can be found at /indicators/.
Innovation Insights #18: Integrating Planning, Assessment, and Improvement
How can an organization decide which goals and strategies to include in a plan? How can specific strategies be implemented? This Innovation Insight explains the five step model used for integrating planning, assessment, and improvement at Penn State, and how this model can be useful in answering these questions. For this Innovation Insight and the complete series, visit /innovation/.
Juran Coaching Session
The Office of Planning and Institutional Assessment announces the Juran Fellowship and Juran Doctoral Awards 2008 Coaching Session, Monday, October 8, 2007 for interested doctoral candidates. The informational meeting will be held in 508 Rider II from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Last year Penn State had 6 recipients out of 15 applications. The $10,000 Fellowship winners were doing research in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Communication Arts and Sciences, Higher Education, and Architectural Engineering. The $2,500 Doctoral winners were from Health and Human Development and Earth and Mineral Sciences. More information on the Coaching Session can be found at /events/juran/.
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.
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