Intro--Monica Manning

Monica Manning (
Sun, 30 Oct 1994 08:08:36 -0600 (CST)

Greetings! I'm Monica Manning and I work with the Academic Quality
Consortium (AQC) of the American Association for Higher Education. The
AQC is a diverse group of colleges and universities where the commitment
has been made to explore the intelligent application of continuous
improvement to higher education in general and throughout our individual

My interest in learning organizations, therefore, grows out of this
collective effort, both in terms of how our understanding of
organizational learning can support quality in higher education as well
as how organizational learning can more rapidly advance our own knowledge
and learning in the Consortium about improving the performance of
colleges and universities. We have been in existence for a couple of
years, and during the past year have begun to use the term "a
collaborative learning consortium" as the best descriptor of our work.

While I am greatly enjoying the comments, observations and exchanges that
are growing on this listserv, the question I have is: "Is there a way a
listserv such as this one can both *be* a learning organization as well
as be *about* learning organizations?"

It is probably already beginning to happen that we have, at the least,
incidental organizational learning, but I am wondering how we might
consciously, though not self-consciously, be sure to include appropriate
aspects of the five disciplines in our listserv activity.

Many thanks to Rick and Charlie for creating the listserv, and to
everyone else for their participation -- both active contributors silent

Monica Manning
AAHE Academic Quality Consortium

79 Western Av N, Suite 300
St. Paul, MN 55102-4601