This website provides a platform for faculty, staff and students to learn about Continuous Improvement using Lean Principles and connects them with campus Lean practitioners to make improvements.  This site also shares stories about Lean Practice at Michigan Tech and provides tools and resources to continue your practice.

From the President

Glenn Mroz

PhD, Forestry



Traditionally, “lean thinking” is a philosophy of continuous improvement often associated with manufacturing, where lean approaches are applied as a means to identify waste and non-value-added steps in the production of goods and the procurement of services. Applying lean thinking in a higher education environment may seem an unusual approach, but it’s one that makes sense considering the economic challenges colleges and universities are now facing.