The Steering Committee identified five 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:
Lights and Sirens: "To promote emergency preparedness training through Owens Community College for firefighters and departments in the Findlay campus service area."
Student Worker Process: "To examine and streamline the existing Student Worker process into a documented system that is more user friendly for all involved."
|Lights and Sirens|
|Terry Sherman, Champion||Coordinator, Skilled Trades Training||Workforce and Community Services|
|E. Dana Roof||PT Advs Enrollment Serv||Enrollment Services|
|Marsha Kujawa, Scribe||Coordinator||Enterprise Ohio Marketing Resource (Findlay)|
|Jo Harmon||Institutional Research Associate||Inst Research Grants & Planning|
|James Slossser, Team Leader||Computer Technician (Findlay)||Information Technology Services|
|Student Worker Process|
|Laurie Sabin, Champion||Associate Vice President||Finance|
|Angela (Angie) McGinnis||Director (Findlay)||Enrollment Services (Findlay)|
|Gentry Dixon||Coordinator||Student & Alumni Placement, Student Services|
|Lynn Hoehn||Coordinator, JLD||Financial Aid|
|Tom Reed, Team Leader||Financial Analyst, Budget & Systems||Finance|
|Barbara Rarding||Specialist, Human Resource||Compensation/Benefits|