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Nonprofit: a Tax Status, Not a Business Philosophy

by Scott Martens

(From the April 2010 Education Brief) Higher education administrators looking for cost saving opportunities should ask themselves these 10 questions to determine where to scale back and how to save dollars...

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  • Publish date: 2010-04
  • Keywords:Higher Education Brief, Continuous Improvement
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Realizing Strategic Priorities Through Integrated Planning and Improvement

by Barbara J. Sherlock

(From the April 2010 Education Brief) Pennsylvania State University uses continuous quality improvement and strategic planning to address declining funding and stakeholders’ expectations...

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  • Publish date: 2010-04
  • Keywords:Higher Education Brief, Continuous Improvement
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Community College’s Lean Efforts Save Time, Money

by Bonnie Slykhuis

(From the April 2010 Education Brief) Des Moines Area Community College has used lean to save employees’, current students’ and prospective students’ time, keep costs down and run a more efficient campus...

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  • Publish date: 2010-04
  • Keywords:Higher Education Brief, Continuous Improvement
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Reduce Equipment Costs Through Leases

by Dan Sholem

(From the April 2010 Education Brief) As many higher educational institutions are simultaneously faced with limited resources and higher performance demands, increasing equipment use and reducing equipment cost by considering different types of..

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  • Publish date: 2010-04
  • Keywords:Higher Education Brief, Continuous Improvement
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Lessons from a Science Classroom

by Claire Schneider

(From the February 2010 Education Brief) Learning checks, as defined in Continuous Improvement in the Science Classroom, allows teachers and students to see progress on the mastery of an entire year’s curriculum...

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  • Publish date: 2010-02
  • Keywords:Higher Education Brief, Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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PLTW Ignites Imagination, Innovation Through Learning

by Michael Gallagher

(From the February 2010 Education Brief) A Project Lead the Way (PLTW) teacher writes about how the program provides a hands-on and exciting approach to learning about engineering...

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  • Publish date: 2010-02
  • Keywords:Higher Education Brief, Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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Inspiring and Building Tomorrow’s Workforce: A K-12 Engineering Continuum

by Janet Yowell

(From the February 2010 Education Brief) The University of Colorado at Boulder offers programs, such as Integrated Teaching and Learning, to influence disadvantaged K-12 to consider engineering as a potential career...

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  • Publish date: 2010-02
  • Keywords:Higher Education Brief, Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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Engineering a Change

by Thea Sahr

(From the February 2010 Education Brief) Engineer Your Life—an awareness campaign and complementary website—is designed to realign engineering with high-school girls’ interests and career goals...

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  • Publish date: 2010-02
  • Keywords:Higher Education Brief, Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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Policy Interests Driving Promotion of STEM Programs At Higher-Education Institutions

by Fernando F. Padro

(From the February 2010 Education Brief) STEM has been identified as a key policy-steering mechanism that educational systems must pursue as access to programs is considered important for enhancing quality-of-life experiences...

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  • Publish date: 2010-02
  • Keywords:Higher Education Brief, Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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The Role of an Engineering College in Integrated K-12 STEM Outreach Efforts

by Janice Pawlowski, Sara Maas, Karen Meyers, Charlie Standridge and Paul Plotkowski

(From the February 2010 Education Brief) Grand Valley State University helps to improve local K-12 math and science education through resources such as its Regional Math and Science Center...

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  • Publish date: 2010-02
  • Keywords:Higher Education Brief, Primary and Secondary Education Brief

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