Interested in Operational Excellence? Maybe looking for a thesis or dissertation topic?

Operational Excellence is a multi-project effort by UC Berkeley to improve operations and save money on the administrative expenditures, so that more of the budget can be devoted to teaching and research. Dean Szeri has been the faculty head of this effort since last January. As he wears two administrative hats, it's perhaps worthwhile to consider that OE (as Operational Excellence is known) may provide an interesting area to consider in your thesis or dissertation research.

Through the rough times

I welcome you heartily, if somberly, to the Spring 2011 semester at UC Berkeley.

As no doubt you’re aware from media reports, the Berkeley campus and the UC system as a whole foresee a period ahead of continued austerity. It’s realistic, if small comfort, to view our situation as part of the challenge our nation, and California, face in a time that has been labeled accurately the Great Recession.