From our Librarian, Cecilia Mullen (Librarian@ngs.edu):
Applying What You Learn: Our NGS online databases have a considerable selection of articles which focus on the Six Sigma and DMAIC. But there was one recent article that caught my eye. Author Jim Smith states in his abstract: "Quality professionals may be so busy using the DMAIC approach to improve business processes they may fail to see that their career is also a process. There are many things you can't control, but you certainly do have a lot of control over your professional life and career. No matter what stage of your career, the DMAIC process can help you move on to the next level." This one page article is found in ABI/Inform Collection with a PDF of the full text. The citation is below.
USE SIX SIGMA SELFISHLY
Smith, Jim L. Quality55.5 (May 2016): 20.
From our BSc Program Chair, Dr. Patricia Murrin:
In the spirit of continuous improvement, we are working through each of the courses again to ensure content consistency and rigor. We will review any suggestions you've sent over the past year. Please revisit the course(s) you teach and let us know of any errors, omissions, text or case study suggestions. We'll be looking at what Gemba Academy can offer, and invite faculty to do the same; please send your suggestions to Patricia (firstname.lastname@example.org) should you recognize material that would supplement our program.
As always, we invite you to share what works for you in the online classroom. Steve Borchert (thank you Steve!) recently
"I plan to use the extra webinar time to create
on the threads. I select specific threads and we have a dialog
them. Students will recall more of what I / we say than what I/we type, and it serves the purpose of creating value added engagement. I've done that recently and found it much more meaningful and value added for students."
From our Master of Science Program Chair, Professor Jack Kovalcik:
Wow! That is the word that best summarizes our improvements in 2016. We look back at the significant improvements and updates made in the MS
, thanks to our dedicated faculty. We realigned the MS Course sequence with the DMAIC Methodology, Project Management Phases and Team Dynamics Phases. This will provide faculty and students with a smoother course flow for the Master's Business Project (MBP). In 2017, we will enrich the MS Course contents with the additional half hour added to our Webinars and
course materials, utilizing our agreement with Gemba Academy. Thank you, again
we're a great team!
From our Doctor of Business Administration Program Chair, Dr. David Braga:
In 2017 the emphasis will be on giving our DBA classrooms a new and improved look with additional content. The emphasis for next year will be to fully embrace the dissertation DOC 902 course room and use the updated features in Jenabar to provide the DBA program with
metrics and the ability to track student dissertation progress.
From all of us in Academic Affairs:
NGS is not a traditional college and we are pleased that we offer degree programs on a continuing basis with cohorts starting 4-5 times throughout the year. Faculty will have a short holiday time and then be right back to teaching after the holidays. Thank
dedication and commitment to our NGS students and our programs. We are delighted to have you as part of our faculty and it is always a pleasure to connect with you.
From all of us in Academic Affairs-
Eileen Sullivan, Jay Beirne, Pippi Sawyer, Maura Burke, and Elisa Crooks-we wish you peace and joy this holiday season. Best to you and your families during this special time of the year. Enjoy your holidays and we will see you next year, too!