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71. Quality Approaches in Higher Education Vol. 4 No. 2

by Fernando F. Padro

Quality Approaches in Higher Education Vol. 4 No. 2 (December 2013)
Editor Fernando F. Padro.
Articles include:
Guest Commentary: Global Trends in Quality Assurance by David Woodhouse

Australia’s University Learning and Teaching: An Experiment in Promoting Quality by Elizabeth McDonald

ISO 9001 and the Field of Higher Education: Proposal for an Update of the IWA 2 Guidelines by Laila El Abbadi, Aboubakr Bouayad, and Mohamed Lamrini

Will Race to the Top Have the Same Mixed Results No Child Left Behind had on Student Learning and Preservice Teacher Preparation? by Marlene M. Hurley, Fernando F. Padró, and Michael F. Hawke

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  • Publish date: 2013-12
  • Quality Approaches in Higher Education; Vol. 4; Issue 2

72. Editor's Note: Mind Over Gray Matter

by Schmidt, Megan

In this issue, we explore the idea of giving students the permission to forget and how quality can help improve their capability and capacity to retain knowledge.

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  • Publish date: 2013-12
  • Primary - Secondary Education Brief

73. Interview with Lee Jenkins, Author of Permission to Forget

by Schmidt, Megan

In this exclusive video interview with Lee Jenkins, the author of the classic book Permission to Forget (ASQ Quality Press), you’ll learn the benefits of using quality approaches and tools in schools. Jenkins also delves into some of the wasteful practices in education that his book brings to light and he shares what he believes students and teachers need to succeed.

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  • Publish date: 2013-12
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74. Creativity and Innovation Take Center Stage

by Schmidt, Megan

This month, I attended the premier event focusing on quality in education, improving student achievement and educator development—the 21st annual National Quality Education Conference (NQEC). The conference, held Nov. 17-18 in Milwaukee, brought together more than 200 educators, administrators and subject matter experts—some from countries as far away as Sweden and Argentina—for two jam-packed days of idea sharing, networking, and learning and development opportunities.

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  • Publish date: 2013-11
  • Higher Education Brief
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75. Defining Continuous Improvement in Education

by Marino, J. Jay;

Defining Continuous Improvement, published in the fall issue 2013 of QEDNews (published by the ASQ Education Division)

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  • Publish date: 2013-10
  • QED News
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76. National Quality Education Conference: A Great Return on Investment!

by Marino, J. Jay;

National Quality Education Conference: A Gr! eat Return on Investment!, published in the fall issue 2013 of QEDNews (published by the ASQ Education Division)

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  • Publish date: 2013-10
  • QED News
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77. Schools’ Outstanding Improvements Impact Student Achievement

by ASQ Education Division

Schools’ Outstanding Improvements Impact Student Achievement, publis! hed in the fall issue 2013 of QEDNews (published by the ASQ Education Division)

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  • Publish date: 2013-10
  • QED News
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78. Editor's Note: Making the Connection

by Schmidt, Megan

Teachers are supposed to help students connect the dots and enable them to find meaningful ways to interpret and apply what they are learning. This becomes even more important when it comes to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects. In this issue, we explore ways teachers can become more effective STEM educators.

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  • Publish date: 2013-10
  • Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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79. QED News: Fall 2013

by Education Division

The fall 2013 issue of the Education Division Newsletter..

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  • Publish date: 2013-10
  • QED News; Vol. 18; Issue 2

80. Preparing STEM Teachers

by Bryan, Lynn; Schmidt, Megan

In this 37-minute webinar, hear from a distinguished professor who is involved in laying the groundwork of an integrated science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) teacher preparation program at a leading research university to better equip educators to tackle the STEM challenge.

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  • Publish date: 2013-10

81. The Science of Improvement

by Thorn, Chris

In this exclusive webinar, Chris Thorn, the director of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching explains how improvement science is being applied at the k-12 and higher education levels to make it more efficient, effective, and equitable.

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  • Publish date: 2013-09
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82. Editor's Note: Scientific Method

by Schmidt, Megan

Education is at the forefront of an emerging field called improvement science, which is a scientifically rigorous approach to the development, evaluation and dissemination of continuous improvement methods.

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  • Publish date: 2013-09
  • ASQ Higher Education Brief
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83. Editor’s Note: Team Players or Lone Rangers?

by Schmidt, Megan

Is education one of the most siloed sectors in the United States?

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  • Publish date: 2013-08
  • Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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84. Learning to Work Together

by Schmidt, Megan

Henry Lindborg and Stephen Spangehl, educators and instructors of a workshop on team building and project selection at the upcoming National Quality Education Conference in November, explain why teacher teamwork is education’s top opportunity for improvement.

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  • Publish date: 2013-08
  • Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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85. Editor's Note: It's Personal

by Schmidt, Megan

Can individualized instruction and personalized learning give students more than what a traditional classroom can offer?

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  • Publish date: 2013-07
  • ASQ Higher Education Brief

86. Accent on Excellence: Teachers as Learning Specialists

by Paul Berggren; Dr. Vic Cottrell; Dr. Lee Jenkins

This “Accent on Excellence” session will engage participants in actively describing high performing teachers. Everyday experiences with great teachers are used to illustrate Crown’s Life Themes of an Outstanding Teacher. These themes are aligned with Danielson’s Framework for Teaching, 21st Century Learning Framework, and Dr. Lee Jenkins’ L to J model for continuous improvement in student learning.

Main Presenter Bio: Paul Berggren is the founder of Crown Global Consulting based in Lincoln, NE. Paul has a career in education and personnel selection spanning more than 20 years. He redirected his passion from ten years of serving high school social studies students into a leadership role in personnel consulting. Paul is skilled in designing, facilitating, training and consulting on interview selection tools with professionals in a variety of organizations. He has earned a Masters Degree and is currently working toward a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Bethel Univ

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  • Publish date: 2013-07
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87. Learning Styles Matter

by Schmidt, Megan

Judy Pauley, who has helped educators individualize instruction for more than 20 years, believes teaching students according to their learning styles generates higher levels of academic success. Pauley and her husband, Joseph, will present on this topic at the upcoming National Quality Education Conference in November. In a recent interview with Education Brief, Pauley said higher education will play a significant role in the spread of this teaching approach.

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  • Publish date: 2013-07
  • ASQ Higher Education Brief
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88. Editor's Note: Wake-up Call?

by Schmidt, Megan

In this month’s issue of the ASQ Education Brief, we’ll hear from educators who took the stage at the ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference earlier this month at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. This issue highlights a number of papers presented at the STEM conference and showcases educators and schools tackling the issue of teacher preparedness head on.

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  • Publish date: 2013-06
  • ASQ Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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89. 2013 ASQ STEM Agenda Conference: Industry Making a Difference in Education

by Veenstra, Cindy

The 2013 event studied the role industry will play in closing the U.S. STEM gap and hosted representatives from manufacturing giants who described outreach programs at the K-12 and college levels, Cindy Veenstra, the ASQ Education Division’s immediate past chair, reports in her summary of the conference.

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  • Publish date: 2013-06
  • ASQ Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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90. Creating a Globally Competitive Workforce-Presentation Slides

by Walters, Glenn

slides for the Closing Keynote for the 2013 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference with Glenn Walters, Deputy Cabinet Secretary for the New Mexico Higher Education Department. The conference was held at Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI, on June 3-4, 2013. This keynote addresses the need for more STEM education and addresses the number of degrees granted in STEM in the U.S. compared to other countries. The keynote is energizing and interactive and encourages all attendees to continue their STEM initiatives, especially with respect to the achievement gap. The closing keynote recognized the innovative nature of STEM and advancing the STEM workforce with ideas for science and engineering innovations

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  • Publish date: 2013-06
  • STEM Conference Proceedings
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91. Formula Funding in New Mexico

by Walters, Glenn

Second set of Slides presented at the Closing Keynote, "Creating a Globally Competitive Workforce", by Glenn Walters, Deputy Cabinet Secretary for the New Mexico Higher Education Department at the 2013 ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids MI on June 3-4, 2013. This set of slides addresses an innovative approach to funding higher education in New Mexico by the state of New Mexico. In particular, in the first year of new funding based on outcomes, there is evidence of increased enrollment in STEM and in decreasing the achievement gap.

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  • Publish date: 2013-06
  • STEM Conference Proceedings
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92. 2013 ASQ STEM Conference Education Panel

by Plotkowski, Paul

Slides from the Luncheon Panel Discussion on University Response to Industry at the 2013 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference. Panel Leader was Dean Paul Plotkowski, Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing at Grand Valley State University. Panelists included Prof. Chris Plouff, Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing at Grand Valley State University, Prof. Gayle Elliott and Prof. Joy Watson, of the University of Cincinnati. Discussions includes both co-ops in the U.S. and internationally.

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  • Publish date: 2013-06
  • STEM Conference Proceedings
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93. Improving Graduation Rates at a Comprehensive University

by Plotkowski, Paul ; Menon, Shaily; Giardina, Nancy; ;

These Workshop slides on using continouous improvement ideas to increase university graduation rates were presented at the 2013 ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI on June 3, 2013 It is a case study of Grand Valley State University's efforts to use process maps to improve student success and increase the graduation rates.

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  • Publish date: 2013-06
  • STEM Conference Proceedings
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94. Blending Innovation, Student Co-Learning, Entrepreneurship and Informal Education-Innovation 5

Presentation Slides

by Deits,Thomas L.; LaCommare, Katherine;

Slides presented at the ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference at Grand Valley State University June 3-4, 2013 Presented by Thomas L. Deits, Michigan State University and Katherine LaCommare, Lansing Community College.

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  • Publish date: 2013-06
  • STEM Conference Proceedings
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95. sHaPe Camp for Middle School Girls

Summer Health Activities and Professions Exploration

by Agee,Kathy

Presentation Slides for sHaPe, Camp for Middle School Girls in the Grand Rapids, MI area; presented at the 2013 ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference at GVSU. Presented by Kathy Agee, Science Program Coordinator at GVSU Math and Science Regional Center. Outreach to Grand Rapids Public Schools, where students come from homes where a majority of the parents have not attended college. The camp focues on health careers.

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  • Publish date: 2013-06
  • STEM Conference Proceedings

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