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Why Engineering Fails to Attract Students from Other Disciplines, and What to Do About It

by Oakes, William C., and Ohland, Matthew W.

(From the 2009 Higher Education Brief) Two Purdue University School of Engineering Education associate professors share their data and findings on women and engineering...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2009-02
  • Keywords:Higher Education Brief, Careers in Quality, Student Retention, STEM-Increase K-20 Interest and College Enrollment
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From Veterinarian to Engineer—One ASQ Member Finds Her Calling

by Miller, Tammy

(From the February 2009 Higher Education Brief) Tammy Miller, an ASQ member and engineer, always wanted to be a veterinarian, but eventually realized engineering suited her best...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2009-02
  • Keywords:Careers in Quality, Higher Education Brief
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Engineering Involvement

by McLinn, Jim

(From the February 2009 Higher Education Brief) ASQ member and engineer Jim McLinn shares the story of how he became an engineer and how ASQ activities supported his career...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2009-02
  • Keywords:Careers in Quality, Higher Education Brief
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Applying Lean Six Sigma to Postsecondary Continuing Education

by Wilkerson, John

(From the December 2008 Higher Education Brief) John Wilkerson describes how Clayton State University’s Continuing Education Department implemented lean and increased student satisfaction...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2008-12
  • Keywords:Higher Education Brief, Continuing Education, Lean/Six Sigma/DMAIC, PDSA (Plan-Do-Study-Act)
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The Community College Resource

by Brown, Richard M.

(From the December 2008 Higher Education Brief) Richard M. Brown of Cleary University writes about his experiences with quality programs at community colleges and how the schools can be used as resources for quality improvement programs...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2008-12
  • Keywords:Community College, Higher Education Brief
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Making Quality a Career

by Adrian, Nicole

(From the December 2008 Higher Education Brief) Quality programs in higher education can expose more students to quality tools and methods, which can ultimately lead to careers in the field...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2008-12
  • Keywords:Higher Education Brief
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A Quality Career in School Leadership

by Kilmer, Lloyd C.

(From the December 2008 Higher Education Brief) Lloyd C. Kilmer, an educational leadership professor, writes about using quality tools and methods for principal and superintendent preparedness classes...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2008-12
  • Keywords:Educational Quality, Higher Education Brief
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Should Quality Professionals Pursue Master’s Degrees?

by Lowery, Dan

(From the December 2008 Higher Education Brief) Dan Lowery, of Calumet College of St. Joseph, discusses the benefits gained from obtaining a quality assurance master’s degree...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2008-12
  • Keywords:Higher Education Brief, Graduate Programs in Quality
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College Student Retention: Can it be Improved?

by Veenstra, Cindy

(From the October 2008 Higher Education Brief) Cindy Veenstra writes about the increased emphasis being placed on college student retention...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2008-10
  • Keywords:Student Retention, Higher Education Brief
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How ‘Good’ is Your Retention Rate?

by Higher Education Research Institute

(From the October 2008 Higher Education Brief) This article from the Higher Education Research Institute found that the best way to evaluate an institution’s actual degree completion rate is to compute an expected degree completion rate based..

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2008-10
  • Keywords:Student Retention, Higher Education Brief

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