Making Notre Dame better every day
Welcome to the Office of Continuous Improvement!
Continuous Improvement is:
- a way of examining, understanding, and improving processes
- implemented using proven methods and tools to accelerate process improvements
- performed on a consistent basis, with many different processes
- different from "regular" improvement in its focus and use of methods and tools
Our office was launched in January 2010 to help the University meet its strategic goals through the use of proven methods and tools. In particular, we offer Continuous Improvement (CI) training opportunities for University employees to prepare them to lead or participate in CI projects. We also provide project support and guidance for project sponsors, leaders, and teams throughout the duration of their CI projects.
Whether you are interested in learning more about the University's Continuous Improvement initiatives, receiving CI training, or beginning a CI project in your campus unit, we look forward to working with you!
What Is CI?
Processes are everywhere you look! Our goal is for the University to have effective and efficient processes. If people are not satisfied with a process, or if the process takes a long time or is frustrating, it may be worth examining the process to see how it could be improved.
If you want to learn how to use Continuous Improvement (CI) methods and tools to meet your unit's goals, we invite you to attend one or more of the courses we offer.