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WACUBO: Lean Process Improvement

April 22-23, 2014
Salt Lake City, Utah

The park in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The park in Salt Lake City, Utah.

I’ve seen process maps and have always been impressed by the pictorial depiction. It’s simple, concise and clear. By mapping a process, a person or workgroup automatically begins to question the value of each step. Questions that may not arise during the day to day act of completing the process became readily apparent when committed to paper in such a way that anyone can take a quick glance and see potential inefficiencies, also known as non-value added steps. It is the process of thoughtfully reviewing the map of a current process and revising the process that is called “lean”. Continue reading »

Activity Report

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

The search committee for University Registrar announced finalists this week, candidate résumés and interview schedules are available at http://studentaffairs.nmsu.edu/registrar-search/.

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Activity Report

Feedback from participants on their strengths-based leadership workshop created this word cloud.

Feedback from participants on their strengths-based leadership workshop created this word cloud.

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

On Tuesday, Dr. Montoya led a workshop on strengths-based leadership for SAEM’s SWAT (Strategic, Wise, Accounting Technicians) Team at the NMSU Golf Course. The team of 22 fiscal and administrative staff, from all 13 Student Affairs and Enrollment Management departments, learned the value of working to their strengths and collaborating with colleagues. We can achieve greater goals collectively than individually!

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Activity Report

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

Last week SAEM staff and Provost Howard discussed the Provost’s vision for updating our communications to prospective students. We are striving to describe how NMSU offers excellence in education in a tone that is both exciting and welcoming. We anticipate partnering with University Marketing and Communications on this in the future.

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Activity Report

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

openforum2014On Thursday, SAEM held our annual Open Forum. For the third year in a row, Dr. Montoya briefed staff on news such as changes to the Lottery Scholarship and NMSU policy changes that affect staff and our students. In addition, this year we had an Idea Exchange where staff learned about other areas of SAEM and contributed ideas for collaboration.

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