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FREE WEBINAR: LEAN FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
This free webinar, “Lean for Higher Education,” took place on Wednesday, 26 September 2012, 1:00 – 2:00 pm (USA-Eastern Time).
To view the webinar, go to: http://www.gembaacademy.com/webinars/emiliani.htmlWebinar (scroll down to the second webinar)
Higher education represents an enormous opportunity for the application of Lean management, yet the focus thus far has been almost entirely on administrative processes. Bob Emiliani will present how Lean principles and practices apply to academic processes to improve individual courses, as well as how to use kaizen to improve entire degree programs. He will provide highlights of his own pioneering Lean experiences in higher education, including faculty and staff reaction, student feedback, and lessons learned. It will also include tips for engaging university employees in efforts to improve academic processes in response to the major changes that are happening today.
Bob Emiliani, Ph.D.
The Lean Educator Conference ~ Theme: Lean Education Kaizen: Sharing Lean Education and Training Knowledge took place on September 27th - 29th and was a great success!
LEI Lean Educators Forum Link
Here is a new link to a forum that the LEI website has set aside for Lean in Education. In order to access it you will need to register with the LEI Website. It is free to register for and can be used as a way to easily communicate back in forth with other Lean Educators. Click on the link below to access the website. It will first take you to a page to register and after you register you can access the forum.
"Lean Learning: A Survey of Industry Lean Needs."
At the inaugural meeting of LEAN, a team of three investigators began the Voice of the Customer project to solicit Lean industry needs for higher education curriculum design. Soon after the project commenced, a fourth investigator possessing online survey expertise was added. A pilot study was conducted leading to a presentation of results titled "Lean Curriculum Content: A Plant Manager Pilot Survey" at the 2006 Midwest Decision Sciences Institute conference.
Thereafter, in light of work commitments, two of the initial investigators were unable to continue with the project. Given feedback from the presentation, the remaining two investigators made significant project improvements and have since completed the project titled "Lean Learning: A Survey of Industry Lean Needs." The full report is now available at: http://www.sba.oakland.edu/workingpapers/pom/2007/2007-4.pdf
- Bill Parr (posting for Gene Fliedner)
Applying Lean Thinking in Universities