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Lyman Briggs College: An Innovative Living-Learning Community for STEM Education

by Sweeder, Ryan D. ; McCright, Aaron M. ;

This paper describes the STEM learning environment created at Lyman Briggs College (LBC). We discuss the philosophical approach of LBC and then describe the key features that have developed through 45 years of educating undergraduate scientists...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2012-06
  • Keywords:STEM,, Conference Proceedings, Higher Education Brief, Career Development
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Best Practices for Attracting Girls to Science and Engineering Careers

by Cindy P. Veenstra

(From the June 2012 Education Brief) ASQ Education Division Chair Cindy Veenstra discusses current participation of women in engineering degrees and recommends best practices for attracting more young women to science and engineering careers...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2012-06
  • Keywords:Best Practices, STEM, Women and Girls in STEM, Higher Education Brief
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From the Editor: Giving Girls, Women a Chance in STEM

by Amanda Hankel

(From the June 2012 Higher Education Brief) By the time I reached college, I had long written off considering a career in STEM fields. But looking back, I never really experienced STEM concepts and learned about the career possibilities in these fields...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2012-06
  • Keywords:Career Development, STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Higher Education Brief
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MapCores: Improving the Representation of Women in STEM

by Lynn Ziegler, Kris Nairn, Jim Crumley, Pam Bacon, Sarah Yost

(From the June 2012 Education Brief) The Math, Physics, Computer Science Research Scholars (MapCores) program was developed to encourage and recruit women in computer science, mathematics and physics to increase the success of women in STEM...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2012-06
  • Keywords:Science, Math, Engineering, Technology, STEM, Higher Education Brief
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The STEPS Difference

by Brenda S. Puck, Wendy R. Stary

(From the June 2012 Education Brief) The STEPS for Girls program is designed to immerse girls in STEM experiences at an early age to help attract them to STEM careers in the future...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2012-06
  • Keywords:STEM, Women and Girls in STEM, Higher Education Brief
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From the Editor: The Softer Side of Quality

by Amanda Hankel

(From the April 2012 Education Brief) In this issue, we look at incorporating “soft skills” into higher education curriculum. What role should higher education institutions play in teaching these skills to quality professionals-in-training?..

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  • Publish date: 2012-04
  • Keywords:Career Development, Higher Education Brief
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Soft Skills for TQM in Higher Education Standards

by Everard van Kemenade

(From the April 2012 Education Brief) This article examines to what extent soft skills are important for quality professionals and if accreditation standards in higher education adequately require higher education institutions to address these needs...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2012-04
  • Keywords:Total Quality Management, 21st Century Skills, Accreditation, Higher Education Brief
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From the Editor: Quality Assessment

by Amanda Hankel

(From the Dec. 2011 Higher Education Brief)Accountability and assessment are common themes in the discussion about improving quality in higher education, but ideas about how to practice assessment and encourage accountability are complex and diverse...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2011-12
  • Keywords:Continuous Improvement, Higher Education Brief
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Changes in the Higher Learning Commission Accreditation Requirements: An Overview

by Julie Furst-Bowe

(From the December 2011 Higher Education Brief) Julie Furst-Bowe explains the recent changes in the Higher Learning Commission’s accreditation criteria, and discusses how the revised criteria should lead to improvements in assessment and accountability...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2011-12
  • Keywords:Continuous Improvement, Higher Education Brief
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Using SIPOC to Define Your Research Agenda: A Tool for Junior Faculty

by Nicole Radziwill

(From the December 2011 Higher Education Brief) If you are a tenure-track faculty member, the suppliers,inputs, process, outputs, customers (SIPOC) tool can be used to continually improve your research agenda, Nicole Radziwill explains...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2011-12
  • Keywords:Career Development, Higher Education Brief

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