Lean Six Sigma can be applied to facilitate process improvements in curriculum delivery; business and auxiliary services; admissions and enrollment management; and research. Some of the benefits of applying Lean Six Sigma are:
All regional accrediting agencies in the US require some form of continuous improvement. DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) is preferred over Plan–Do–Check–Act method, as DMAIC provides consistent emphasis on problem-solving by integrating specific tools into each step of the phases
“Most colleges and universities would benefit from having a unifying framework and common language to guide review, planning, and improvement at all levels and across various
departments and programs.” – NACUBO
What regional accrediting agencies are looking for in institutions:
When adapted to the Higher Education domain, Lean Six Sigma can be used to improve academic and administrative operations across the institution.