Organizational Excellence

Engage. Simplify. Enable the Mission

Program Overview

Organizational Excellence (OE) is a pan-institutional quality and improvement program designed to support and enable institutional goals and priorities. The comprehensive program is comprised of:

1. A portfolio of pan-institutional Initiatives
2. Quality CORE Network that:
          - Develops individual skills and knowledge
          - Promotes sharing of best practices
          - Facilitates organizational change readiness
3. Consulting Services for school and unit-led initiatives
4.  Project Alliance to coordinate work and identify opportunities for collaboration

Established in 2013, the OE office is a priority in the University's current Strategic Plan (strategy 14 under Pillar 5: Steward the University's Resources to Promote Academic Excellence and Affordable Access). Organizational Excellence builds upon the University's continuous improvement program, Process Simplification, established in 1994.

Read the OE Strategy Map.


To enhance organizational capacity across academic and administrative service areas, and thereby advance excellence in our core missions of education, research and scholarship, and facilitate the realization of strategic priorities.

The program seeks opportunities to enhance the University's stewardship of all its resources (financial, facilities, technological, human resources, etc.) and align its processes, technology, and people to support institutional priorities. 

OE guiding principles include:

  • Academic and administrative collaboration
  • Data-driven and results-oriented
  • Stewardship of resources
  • Strategic, long-term impact

Learn about OE's structure and roles.

2016-2017 Annual Report

Learn in-depth about the work OE does year-round in the annual report