The Steering Committee identified four subject processes to be considered, and selected "Champions" for each team. The Champions, in turn, recruited team members from all employee groups across both campuses.
Each team meets regularly throughout the semester with the Process Management consultant who provides formal training in Process Management techniques. The teams also meet regularly on their own, to 1) narrow the topic to a project statement with attainable goals; 2) to review processes and collect data; 3) to recommend improvements to those processes; and 4) to identify measurable outcomes.
Each team presents their findings and recommendations to the Process Management Steering Committee at the end of the semester. During the following semester, each team will work on implementing the approved recommendations and will make periodic progress reports to the Steering Committee. Each semester, the cycle begins again with the Steering Committee identifying more potential areas for improvement, selecting champions and building teams.
The projects tie directly into the College's accreditation process, known as AQIP, Academic Quality Improvement Program. The Higher Learning Commission will evaluate the College's effectiveness by drawing upon our Mission, Vision and processes. The process management projects align with the AQIP focuses of students' learning experiences, leading and communicating, valuing people, supporting institutional operations, planning continuous improvements and building collaborative relationships.
The following are the project statements developed by each team:
Foundations of Excellence - First Year Philosophy: "To develop a comprehensive statement of philosophy and learning goals for Owens' first-year students."
Foundations of Excellence - Student Activities : "To develop a plan for measuring learning within co-curricular student activities to improve the student educational experience."
Foundations of Excellence - Mental Health Services: "Assess the current state, opportunities, and challenges regarding student psychological safety on campus."
Foundations of Excellence - Student Communications: "To develop a comprehensive, integrated communication model that maximizes the coordination and delivery of information and services to first-year students, from enrollment through their first 30 credit hours, and the college community that supports them."
|First Year Philosophy|
|Patrick Dymarkowski, Trainer and Champion|
|Jacquelyn Jones||Program Manager||Bridge to Success Program|
|Lauren Ferguson||Director||First Year Experience|
|Marshel Houston||Manager||New Student Orientation|
|Douglas Bullimore||Assistant Director||Transfer Partnerships|
|Marie Vasquez-Brooks||Chair||Allied Health|
|Angela McGinnis, Champion/Trainer||Director||Advising|
|James Katzner, Co-Team Leader||Manager||Student Activities and Conduct|
|Karen Shultz, Co-Team Leader||Manager||Testing Services|
|Denise Shuster, Scribe||Chair||Social/Behavioral Sciences|
|Deborah Gavlik||Director||International Programs and Services|
|Lynn Hoehn||Coordinator||Job Location and Development|
|Douglas Mead||Chair||Fine and Performing Arts|
|Stefanie Orians||Admissions Representative|
|Mental Health Services|
|Michael McDonald, Team Leader||Associate Vice President||Operations|
|Pamela Chibucos||Professor||Teacher Education & Human Services|
|Janet Crawford||Success Mentor|
|Christopher Giordano||Dean||Student Life|
|Jacqueline Haskins||Professor||Social & Behavioral Sciences|
|Jeannette Passmore||Success Mentor|
|Charles Campbell, Team Champion||Student Success Advocate||Office of Student Success|
|Abby Baumhardt, Team Leader||HR Specialist||Human Resources|
|Jodie Birch||Asst. Director||Student Accounts|
|Sarah Householder||Coordinator, Communications||Marketing & Communications|
|Jennifer Irelan||Director||Enrollment Services|
|Marc Levy, Facilitator||Director||HR Mgmt. & Development;|
|Jeanette Passmore, Scribe||Adjunct Faculty Member|