Time to Graduation Improvement Study - A Lean Flow Chart Approach At California Polytechnic State University
College - Author 1
Orfalea College of Business
Department - Author 1
Degree Name - Author 1
BS in Industrial Technology
In order for Cal Poly to continue to stand out among other universities, there is a strong need to graduate their students in the typical 4 years. With a falling economy, both the budgets of Cal Poly and the student are decreasing. The longer a student takes in receiving their bachelors, the higher the costs will be in both money and time for the student and the university. Today, the average Cal Poly Industrial Technology student takes 5 years to graduate. That extra year of school will cost the student on average $8,523 in tuition fees on top of costs of living and books.
This senior project will propose a template of flow charts that will help students, teachers, and the registrar in understand the current flow and capacity for students trying to get through the curriculum and graduate. Flow charts were chosen because they are easy to understand visual aids that can be understood by any person wanting to benefit from this.