2014-2015 Preparatory Lean Activities

Kaizen 1

Kaizen 1. Faculty Career Mapping: The Overview

Objectives:

  • Create a map that can capture faculty career path processes, obstacles, resources, and opportunities for intervention
  • Identify the metrics needed to assess career path progress for women faculty

Kaizen 2 & 3

Kaizen 2. Faculty Career Progress: Pre-tenure Obstacles and Possible Programs

Objectives:

  • Validate or refined current group metrics to rapidly identify a) early career obstacles, b) impactful resources, and c) opportunities for intervention
  • Identify sustainable university-wide best practices to cultivate a culture of support and retention

Kaizen 3. Faculty Career Progress: Post-tenure Obstacles and Possible Programs

Objectives:

  • Validate or refined current group metrics to rapidly identify a) mid career obstacles, b) impactful resources, and c) opportunities for development
  • Identify sustainable university-wide best practices to cultivate a culture of support and retention

Kaizen 4 & 5

Kaizen 4. Recruitment and Selection (and Retention) of Faculty

Objectives

  • Validate or refine current metrics to  identify  recruitment success at various stages
  • Identify obstacles in the process as well as sustainable university-wide best practices to attract and retain new faculty

Kaizen 5. Data and Metrics

Objectives

  • Identify the raw data that exists; what calculations are needed, being done, and possible; and what needed data is not being collected
  • Apply data mapping to each phase of faculty career development (see objective 1)
  • Strategize centralizing and maintaining these data collection and calculation processes