Diversity and Inclusion…where does it begin?

Diversity and Inclusion…where does it begin?

It’s beautiful isn’t it? To really try to see people we are working with, to realize that at the end of the day we all go home to something and it will affect us in our work life whether we want it to or not. Life isn’t black and white, it’s complex and messy, and the sooner we realize that each person has a struggle, a disability, and pain we can hopefully treat each other with the respect we would want in return.

Collaboration through ‘Un-workshop’

Collaboration through ‘Un-workshop’

“Collaboration leads to innovation” is a phrase I learned here at Illinois Tech during my freshman year. So why is there such a lack of collaboration between departments within the University, and what can we do to improve it? The un-workshop session helped break communication barriers and encourage collective collaboration.

Collaboration with Galvin Library: Service Design Project

Collaboration with Galvin Library: Service Design Project

The User Services Department of the Paul V. Galvin Library at Illinois Institute of Technology has recently embarked on a Service Design project with the help of SASDI’s Continuous Improvement unit in a half-day visioning session. This process allowed us to focus on the services and experiences that are most important to us and our students, rather than trying to reengineer processes without looking at the bigger picture. As a result, the group was able to identify the key service aspects that warrant the group’s focus.

Seminar on Continuous Improvement (December 2017)

Seminar on Continuous Improvement (December 2017)

The CI unit hosted its third seminar on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at the Illinois Tech Downtown Campus, using space at the Institute of Design. We ran this seminar in October and November 2017, with the same attendee goals for each session, but in a different physical area, which allowed participants to reflect on the information away from the usual associations tied to their normal office space.