Dr. Nido Qubein, author, businessman, consultant, educator and one of the world’s most respected speakers said, “Change brings opportunity.” As president of High Point University, Dr. Qubein understands that change brings about success in the ever changing environment of higher education. Under his leadership, U.S. News ranked High Point University as 2nd place in the country for making the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, and student life during 2011.
Higher education institutions, like people, are subject to habit. There’s something comforting about doing the same thing day in and day out. Unfortunately, when people put off until tomorrow the changes they should have made today, they inevitably fall out of step with their surroundings and bear the consequences.
For change to be successful, it must be planned and managed. Planning and managing change is a key lever for success as taught behind the classroom walls and practiced by successful businesses. The Monitoring Internal Control Systems (MICS) Workshop is designed to promote the management of positive change and help each Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) business and operating unit:
- Achieve its mission and vision,
- Provide quality education to students, and
- Serve the needs of the broader community.
SLCC’s vision is to become the premier comprehensive community college in the United States. In order for the College to effectively prepare students to meet current and future challenges and maintain premier status; faculty, staff and administrators must cooperate across departments and functions, share resources, and assume collective responsibility for helping students succeed. Faculty, staff and administrators must also work together to serve the needs of community and government agencies, business, industry and other employers. It is with this goal in mind that the MICS Workshop was developed.