Activities of the 43-member Council on Continuous Improvement, resulting from a realignment of the University M-Quality Council, will focus on information sharing and education.
A smaller Steering Committee, whose membership is drawn from the Council membership, guides the M-Quality approach of continuous improvement in the University on behalf of the Council and sets the agendas for the Council.
We believe that continuous improvement includes the M-Quality principles of managing by fact, respect for people and ideas and satisfying those we serve, Whitaker and Womack say. In addition, the notion of continuous improvement has a dynamic quality that we believe is highly appropriate in the University.
The charge to the Council notes that its activities are intended to foster regular interactions among the senior leadership of the University on the subject of continuous improvement.
The group is charged to:
The eight-member Steering Committee is the think tank, the dream machine for M-Quality, explains Paula-Allen Meares, dean of the School of Social Work and a member of the group.
With an overall goal of focusing attention on those being served by the University and making the University a better place for people to work, the Steering Committee provides leadership for M-Quality and seeks to model M-Quality principles in its work, explains Robert B. Holmes, assistant vice president for academic affairs and executive adviser for M-Quality.
The Steering Committee is responsible for the strategic plan for M-Quality, and in this role will assign work to existing M-Quality committees on training, evaluation and communication, and assign other work groups as needed.