Annual Quality Issues Forum Recognizes Teamwork and Improvement Across the University

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No. 109 April 2008

2008 Quality Issues Forum

On April 30, 2008, the annual Quality Issues Forum will be held to recognize 66 teams and 527 individuals for their contributions to innovation and improvement at Penn State during the past year.  The event, sponsored by Executive Vice President and Provost Rodney Erickson and the Office of Planning and Institutional Assessment, showcases recent and ongoing innovation and improvement throughout the University.  The scope of this activity is reflected in the diversity of the teams, which represent 10 colleges, 5 campuses, and 8 support units.  Of particular note are the 11 collaborative and interdisciplinary teams with membership that represents multiple colleges and support units.

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A listing of the teams being recognized in 2008 can be found at /qif/2008/teams.html.  

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