COLLEGE PARK, Md., March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/—The University of Maryland's Maryland Performance Excellence Awards Program, in conjunction with U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski and Benjamin Cardin, today announce the winners of the prestigious Maryland Quality Awards. The College of Southern Maryland was named for a Silver award.
These awards honor role-model organizations that successfully implement systematic processes for continuous improvement and achieving outstanding results. Award recipients are evaluated rigorously by an independent board of examiners using the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence, which measure an organization in seven areas: leadership; strategic planning; customer and market focus; measurement, analysis and knowledge management; workforce focus; process management; and results.
The award's program had the following to say about CSM:
"Since its founding in 1958, the College of Southern Maryland has evolved into a comprehensive community college dedicated to serving the residents of Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's counties. It serves 21,000 students through a broad range of high-quality associate degree and certificate programs, as well as short-term training, workforce development, cultural enrichment and continuing education offerings. The college serves to improve the quality of life for residents in the community by providing a wealth of educational services and uses a Quality Improvement Process for continuous improvement throughout its three campuses."
Since 1983, Maryland's U.S. Senators and the University of Maryland have joined together to help Maryland organizations achieve excellence and world-class results using the Maryland Performance Excellence Awards process to inspire, coach and recognize role model organizations for their successful implementation of systematic processes and achievement of outstanding results. The awards program provides an opportunity for organizations to improve their performance through self-assessment, writing an application, receiving an external analysis, participating in workshops and conferences, benchmarking with other high-performing organizations and sharing best practices.
Source: Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute