What can higher ed learn from lean engineering principles?

What can higher ed learn from lean engineering principles?

Reported by Inside Higher Ed, Dr. Jitendra Singh at Minnesota State University Moorhead is bringing the lean engineering principles he learned from his healthcare career to improving their online programs.

One of these secrets for continuous improvement? Simply asking students what we’re doing right, and what we can do better. So we can focus on maximizing the high value activities, and minimizing everything else.

The takeaway? As ardent believers in a well-rounded liberal arts education, are we doing a good enough job stealing best practices from other industries knowing that there is a translated version that will help us get better in higher ed?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.