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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
Wadsworth Hall Signage Housing Heather Dunne Visitors to Wadsworth Hall are often confused when entering Wadsworth Hall and are unable to find where they need to go. 

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Curriculum Binder Process Provost Theresa Jacques Annual task that is complex must be simplified and clarified. Need an efficient, thoughtful, & streamlined process for all curriculum updates (courses, degree audits, and general education) Process Map
Reopening of Employee Termination Human Resources Peter Baril & Cat Burns Previous countermeasures taken need to be assessed and addressed in connection to new training processes; Errors in countermeasures need to be fixed. Process Map
Allocating Faculty Time VPA-AMP-UP Terry Sharik There is a large variation across campus in allocating faculty time/effort among roles. Process Map