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Kaizen Events

There are always several Kaizen Events taking place across the Michigan Tech campus. Many departments use these events to improve their processes and reduce waste. If you are interested in holding a Kaizen Event at Michigan Tech, contact the Office of Continuous Improvement at improvement@mtu.edu or call 906-487-3180.

Event Name Sponsoring Department Team Leader Problem Statement Applicable Tools
Industrial Funding: Women Faculty as Principle Investigators Vice President for Research Pete Larson Female faculty don't submit proposals for industry funding at the same rate as male faculty; female faculty are not funded as Pis at a very high rate by industry sponsors. This results in missed opportunities for faculty, students and the university, and can impact individual faculty with regard to tenure and promotion as well as retention. Hold focus groups to better assess current state
Commencement Registrars Kelly Vizanko There currently isn't a shared understanding of all that goes on in the commencement process. There are many areas of commencement that complicate the process, so this event is projected to split into several events, each of which will be focused on an aspect of commencement. The goal is standardize the steps of commencement and open the clarity and communication up. Swim Lanes,
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5S Golf Course Club House Auxiliary Services Mark Moraste All items in the 2nd floor storage space need to be sorted and organized.