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Center for Operational Excellence

 

The Center of Operational Excellence (COE) was created by Associate Vice Chancellor for Resource Administration Marie Carter-Dubois, under the direction of EVC Elizabeth H. Simmons. 

The Center of Excellence (COE) is an Academic Affairs resource center promoting best practices in administrative processes. As a unit within the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the COE partners with the Deans and Assistant Deans of Academic and Professional Schools, and Academic Affairs administrative units to remove barriers to their success. Further, the COE collaborates across UCSD Health Sciences, UCSD Health Systems and Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) to promote best practices across the institution.

The data-driven, lean approach to problem solving focuses on reducing waste like unnecessary processing and movement, underutilizing talent, lengthy wait times, and defects caused by rework or incorrect information. Working with the COE will foster effective financial stewardship and drive continuous improvement in support of the academic mission of UC San Diego.