Practical Examples of Quality Management
AMU 3rd Annual International Interdisciplinary Academic and Business Conference (June 22-25, 2017) includes practical examples of applied quality management.
International Faculty and Students
Online submissions from International Faculty and Students are welcomed. Travel to the Conference is not required.
Diverse Speakers and Subjects.com
The Conference hosts in person and virtual Advanced graduate students from guest universities, faculty and practitioners who present Abstracts of work in progress and Quality-Based Improvement Projects.
Peer Review Status
Conference presentations are submitted online for peer review in advance, which elevates the status of acceptance for presentation.
AMU also publishes Proceedings, which may serve as a reference for career advancement in the academic field.
Florida Conference Location
The Conference location is Boca Raton, Florida at the Hilton Boca Raton Suites, known for its two room suites, included amenities and close-by sunny beaches. For more details, email updates on conference details, and early registration coupon, contact admin@AMU-edu.org.
New AMU-IHI Chapter Aims at Cost-Efficient Healthcare Delivery
Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is an esteemed global leader in policy development, education, and initiatives to improve healthcare for populations in the United States and globally. Among IHI’s Initiatives is Improving Healthcare for 100 Million by 2020.
College and University Campus Chapters
IHI encourages and supports the establishment of IHI Campus Chapters. Chapters have diverse aims which are set by individual Chapters themselves, but share a common mission to improve healthcare through the combined efforts of students and faculty advisors for the Chapter.
AMU IHI Campus Chapter
The AMU IHI Chapter has several distinct characteristics among Higher education Institutions:
- The Chapter has been authorized by the AMU Board of Trustees
- The AMU IHI Chapter will report on initiatives at the Annual BOT meeting
- AMU has formerly appointed an AMU Faculty Adviser
- AMU faculty from the Business, Health, and Education programs have volunteered as advisors
- AMU Chapter students represent AMU current students in diverse US locations and globally
Chapter Mission Aligned with IHI “Triple Aim”
IHI is committed to the “Triple Aim” of healthcare:
- improve healthcare to populations;
- enhance communication between patients and healthcare provider;
- reduce the cost of healthcare delivery. The AMU Chapter aligns with the IHI commitment by focusing on reducing the cost of healthcare delivery through process improvement. Specifically, the Chapter will use quality systems management principles and best practices to reduce inefficiencies, rework and waste, thus reducing cost of delivery.
Chapter Reports at AMU Annual Conference (June, 2017)
AMU IHI Chapter faculty and students will report on Chapter Initiatives and progress at the AMU Annual Conference in June, 2017.
Conference Location: Boca Raton, Florida
The Hilton Boca Raton Suites, is known for its two room suites, included amenities and close-by sunny beaches. For more details, email updates on conference details, and early registration coupon, contact admin@AMU-edu.org
SQC Elects New Officers as part of International Expansion.
Dr. James N. Phillips Jr (AMU DBA 2015) congratulates Student Quality President Myles Esmele , Captain USN (Ret) and Vice-President Sharon Nicolas on their election.
The AMU Student Quality Council
The AMU Student Quality Council (SQC) is part of the over-all quality management system by which American Meridian University maintains academic integrity and excellence.
The purposes of the student quality council are to
- demonstrate the commitment of the Institution to ensuring a student voice in the governance system
- measure student satisfaction and success, and
- monitor institutional effectiveness.
SQC is the Student Voice
The Council represents a voice for students in the governance system by its ex officio seat on the Board of Trustees. The Council helps maintain academic integrity through its involvement in matters of student conduct. In that role, the Council contributes to surveys measuring student success in acquiring degree-related competencies and skills, and satisfaction in the resulting career and personal advancements. In sum, the SQC continuously assesses the Institutional effectiveness of AMU in myriad administrative and academic aspects of student lives.
SQC and AMU International Expansion
The SQC welcomes international students as members and officers. Meetings are held online, which allow students to participate from their home or work location without travel and added cost. AMU understands that the diverse perspectives of international students add to greater sharing under the common experience of AMU.
Join the SQC
To join the SQC, contact admin@AMU-edu.org.
AMU students lauded for Quality Management Projects with significant financial results by private sector sponsors.
AMU students in all undergraduate and graduate programs complete actual process improvements at current or future employers and sponsors.
Projects Achieve Measurable Results Prior to Student Graduation
At least one iteration of the improved process is tested before students proceed to graduation. Data comparing the process according to pre-agreed performance metrics performance is verified by AMU faculty and sponsor or employer representatives. The project results are also reported out to a gathering of invited guests and industry experts.
Quality Management Best Practices Achieve Applied Results
Students working as individuals or sponsored teams use every day principles, such data collection, simple tools such as cause and effect diagrams, and process and value stream maps to find root cause of a problem.
Sponsor and Private Sector Commendations
A recent (January, 2017) cohort reported out annual project savings between $150,000- $1.3 million per project.
Learn More about Projects
To learn more about projects, contact admin@AMU-edu.org.
AMU will host its 3rd Annual International Interdisciplinary Academic and Business Conference (AMUIIABC) on Friday-Saturday June 23, 24, 2017.
Advanced graduate students from guest universities, faculty and practitioners will present Abstracts of work in progress and Quality-Based Improvement Projects. The Conference location is Boca Raton, Florida at the Hilton Boca Raton Suites, known for its two room suites, included amenities and close-by sunny beaches. For more details, email updates on conference details, and early registration coupon, contact admin@AMU-edu.org.
AMU is forming Student Campus Groups for Healthcare Improvement via models from the esteemed Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). IHI is a globally recognized leader in healthcare policy, education, and initiatives such as ” Improved Healthcare for 100 Million by 2020.” IHI promotes the “Triple Aim” of world-wide improvement in population health: a) improved health for all; b) better health collaboration with patients; c) reduced cost of healthcare delivery. As an Institution with expertise in process quality, AMU and its Campus Groups will emphasize the reduction of waste, cycle time and costs through action research- based projects. To join an AMU Healthcare Improvement Group, contact us by clicking here.
AMU students, faculty and friends assemble for end of semester Colloquia to assess student progress during a series of academic and social events.
The December 8-11 Colloqium will be held at the Hilton Boca Raton Suites (Florida), which is noted for its two room suites, reasonable rates, homey atmosphere for classwork, and six minute drive to beaches. Students receive personal, one-on-one-and group feedback to their Degree-related Projects. Project Sponsors and visitors are welcome.
Dr. Sharon L. Burton’s new book, Transitioning to I Can from I Can’t has been selected for inclusion on the esteemed ProQuest Academic database employed in academic and professional research. Reviewers have praised Transitioning to I Can from I Can’t for “practical examples aimed at assisting people in all walks of life to make positive transitions…Readers receive inspiration to review their habits and thought processes, knowledge to delineate needed change, and help to seek solutions… Dr. Burton’s book uses case studies that provide avenues to desired personal and professional end-states.”
American Meridian University congratulates Dr. Sharon L. Burton on the book’s selection to the prestigious data base.
Dr. Sharon L. Burton is the Director of the AMU Publishing Initiative and Chair of the 3rd Annual 2017 AMU International Interdisciplinary Academic and Business Conference. (AMUIIABC) For more information on the book, click here.
Student Satisfaction and Success are measured by quality management tools such as competency and practical skill attainment
Pictured here is Student Quality Council Vice-President Sharon Trang Nicholas reviewing a course text by AMU faculty Dr. Sharon L. Burton
National and international guest speakers, practitioners, faculty and students present Abstracts of work-in-progress, projects or publications.
Presenters share Abstracts in person or virtually at the Conference. Presenters receive tangible recognition of their work in Conference Proceedings.
Pictured here is Dr. Lorinda F. Lewis, DBA, Ph.D., AMU Director, Information Resources.