UNO Decision Support Log
What is Continuous Quality Improvement?
Continuous Quality Improvement is a simple phrase that describes what we’ve been doing at UNO for quite some time, using data to uncover ways to improve our programs, services, and processes. This term is used in business, higher education, health care, and many other industries. At UNO, it describes the ongoing improvement process we are using to achieve and maximize our strategic goals – being student centered, academically excellent, and engaged with the community.
Why is it important to document?
Standards for post-secondary institutional accreditation, as well as those for most program-specific accreditations, are placing greater emphasis on the institution’s or program’s ability to demonstrate use of Continuous Quality Improvement. Accrediting bodies want documentation that a college, university, or academic department uses effective and research-based processes in deliberations.
How do we document it?
We are asking departments and academic units to fill out this form with an example in which they reviewed data, discussed it, and generated suggestions for improvement based on that data.
*BY ENTERING YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS BELOW, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL COPY OF YOUR SUBMISSION. IN THE EMAIL, THERE WILL BE AN OPTION TO EDIT YOUR SUBMISSION SHOULD YOU WANT TO GO BACK AND MAKE ANY CHANGES OR UPDATES.
How would you categorize this topic?
Student learning/successful completion
Decision support/Continuous Quality Improvement
Name of individual submitting information:
Committee/Department/Office(s) involved in the data review:
Name and brief description of the data that were reviewed:
Summary of key findings derived from the data:
Summary of key interpretations, implications, and/or considerations derived from the data:
Changes recommended, planned, or implemented based on the review of the data:
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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