1:00-2:30 p.m. Central
Continuous improvement approaches are increasingly being used by educators to ensure that corequisites and other critical programs and initiatives are being implemented effectively. These practitioner-driven approaches utilize rapid cycles of improvement to make changes to programs and courses in a more structured way, providing opportunities for reflection and data use. This session will start with a brief overview of rapid-cycle approaches to continuous improvement. Lindsay will then give some examples of how Texas colleges have engaged in continuous improvement approaches through work with RAND and the Texas Corequisite Project. She will discuss some barriers colleges have faced to engaging in rapid-cycle continuous improvement and provide tips on how to overcome those barriers. She will also give recommendations on how to begin and continue the process at your institution. For participants interested in learning more about rapid-cycle improvement prior to the session, a toolkit for Texas colleges can be found at this link.
Presenter: Dr. Lindsay Daugherty, Senior Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation