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161. 2013 ASQ STEM Agenda Conference Call for Abstracts

by Cindy Veenstra;

Call for abstracts/papers for the 3rd annual Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference (2013) to be held June 3-4, 2013 at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids Michigan.

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  • Publish date: 2012-10
  • STEM Conference Proceedings
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162. Improving Student Activity in Quality

by Armen Ilikchyan and John W. Sinn

Founded in 1998, the ASQ student branch at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) in Ohio is a student organization dedicated to uniting and educating students from different disciplines interested in the professional area of quality. In addition to BGSU, the branch also was designed to serve students from two neighboring community colleges—Owens Community College and Terre Community College—although it has long served many students who transferred from various other two-year community colleges throughout Ohio and beyond. Recently, an opportunity to improve the activity of the student branch was realized following the success of courses and programs offered related to the quality discipline. The newly implemented and rapidly growing quality systems (QS) undergraduate major and graduate certificate programs, with all courses online, offer potential for change. While not without challenges, online programs offer an expanding area of influence for the field of quality, and rapid advancement of

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  • Publish date: 2012-10
  • ASQ Higher Education Brief
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163. From the Editor: Beyond the Classroom

by Amanda Hankel

In this issue of the Higher Education Brief, we look at the value of student engagement in activities outside of the classroom. How do experiences gained in these activities contribute to a student success and enhance quality in higher education?

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  • Publish date: 2012-10
  • ASQ Higher Education Brief
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164. University of Wisconsin-Madison Reactivates Student Quality Section

by by Jennifer Leny, Dennis Verstegen and Tedd Snyder

The ASQ Madison Section is pleased to announce the reactivation of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Student Quality Section (SQS) to promote the quality profession. The SQS is headed by faculty advisor Loren Kuzuhara, a professor in the UW-Madison School of Business. The Board of Directors includes Chair Anne Habschmidt, Vice Chair Carly Nelson, Treasurer Joseph Fink and Secretary Karl Kemnitz.

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  • Publish date: 2012-10
  • ASQ Higher Education Brief
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165. ASQ Mexico Student Branch Hosts Quality Day

by Leslie Cruz

On May 28, the student branch of Universidad de Monterrey hosted the XI Quality Day, attended by a record 420 students. During this event, five conferences were held concurrently. ASQ Chair James Rooney participated as a keynote speaker and presented on root cause analysis (RCA). To achieve good RCA, Rooney said, many factors and aspects must be addressed to help an organization improve and make a better world.

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  • Publish date: 2012-10
  • ASQ Higher Education Brief
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166. QED News: Fall 2012

by Education Division

The fall 2012 issue of the Education Division Newsletter..

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  • Publish date: 2012-09
  • QED News; Vol. 17; Issue 2
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167. Saying Goodbye to One Size Fits All

by Amanda Hankel

Before the first laptop was even introduced to the school in 2008, Asa Clark Middle School (ACMS) in Pewaukee, WI, had already begun its journey toward establishing a student-centered learning environment. The idea behind the transformation was to make learning, not teaching, the focus of all the school’s decisions. This meant enhancing its use of technology and creating an environment in which authentic collaboration, data-driven decision making and continuous improvement processes acted as the school’s guide. In this article, Randy Daul, ACMS principal, and Lisa Rettler, ACMS associate principal, discuss how the middle school transformed teaching and learning to provide a student-centered learning environment for self-paced, data-driven achievement. They will present their efforts to practice 21st century learning at their school in their session, “Personalized Learning Journey: Say Goodbye to One Size Fits All,” at the 2012 National Quality Education Conference.

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  • Publish date: 2012-09
  • ASQ Primary and Secondary Education Brief
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168. From the Editor: Preparing Students for the 21st Century

by Amanda Hankel

In the September 2012 issue of the Primary and Secondary Education Brief, we explore 21st century learning in K-12 education. How do we define 21st century learning? How do we implement it into our schools? The topic of 21st century education and skills is not a new one for most K-12 educators—it’s likely a topic that’s at the attention of most schools and districts. But generally speaking, the conversations around 21st century learning have been focused on integrating technology into the classroom to help prepare a students for the future as workers in a global economy that relies heavily on technology for communication. But in this issue, we learn that the idea of 21st century learning has a much broader meaning than just integrating technology into the lesson plans. It’s about using this digital literacy to foster collaboration, creativity and critical thinking skills that will allow students to be successful.

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  • Publish date: 2012-09
  • ASQ Primary and Secondary Education Brief

169. How to Increase Response Rates for Surveys--Well, Can You?

by Sid Nair

How to increase response rates for surveys – Well can you?

In an effective quality cycle, one way organizations track their performance is by gathering stakeholder feedback. Such information is often analyzed to view strengths and weakness. However, for any feedback data to be of value and considered important for ‘closing the loop’ response rates should be sufficiently high so that there is confidence in any analytic outcomes of the findings.

This session describes some of the factors that need to be considered to achieve reasonable response rates.

This webinar is hosted by Dr. Sid Nair, Professor of Higher Education Development; Centre for Advancement for Teaching and Learning, University of Western Austrailia, Perth, Australia. Dr. Nair has written articles on using student surveys for improving student success including our Quality Approaches in Higher Education, of which he is an associate editor. His research interest has been in the area of

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  • Publish date: 2012-08
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170. Workforce Development Brief (2012-9)

September 2012

by ASQ Education Division

This edition of the Workforce Development Brief guest editors Steve Zocklein and Steve Pollock discuss Using the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program for Workforce Development. Other articles include:

Politics and Workforce Development Professional Ethics: Ethical Systems Seven Things Leaders Need to do to Help Millennials be Successful in the Workplace Staying Connected with Other Workforce Development Professionals Engaging Employees in the Learning Organization

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  • Publish date: 2012-08
  • Workforce Development Brief

171. Seven Things Leaders Need to Know to Help Millennials be Successful in the Workplace

by Ferri-Reed, Jan

Jan Ferri-Reed, author of Keeping the Millennials: Why Companies are Losing Billions in Turnover to This Generation and What to Do About It, presents seven key approaches for fostering high performance in millennial workers. These practical strategies and associated tips can help leaders of any generation create a work environment that will keep millennial workers engaged while avoiding multi-generational misunderstandings.

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  • Publish date: 2012-08
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172. The SR Paradigm

by Cindy P. Veenstra

This article by Cindy P. Veenstra, Ph.D. reviews four ASQ publications on social responsibility (SR) and suggests that SR could be combined with a strong quality approach to develop a SR paradigm for helping disadvantaged and low-income students succeed in our colleges and universities. Three recommendations are made for actuating this paradigm.

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  • Publish date: 2012-08
  • ASQ Higher Education Brief
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173. Curriculum, Undergraduate Research and Social Responsibility

by Jen Grant

An undergraduate education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) is increasingly complex, and expensive Yet, students often do not understand the relevance of their coursework to their ideal career until it is too late. Faculty ,as mentors, have the opportunity, and the responsibility, to educate students in the relevance and applicability of the basic STEM curriculum, particularly basic chemistry and physics courses, which provide the foundation for understanding many modern topics. This paper presents assistant biology professor Jen Grant's efforts to craft a mentored research experience using MALDI -TOF MS to excite students about the importance of basic chemical and physical phenomena. This approach aligns academic curricula with real-world experiences, in an effort to demonstrate the kinds of problem solving enterprises that lie at the heart of world improvement and societal evolution.

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  • Publish date: 2012-08
  • ASQ Higher Education Brief
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174. From the Editor: Doing the Right Thing

by Amanda Hankel

In this article, read a summary of the articles highlighted in the August 2012 issue of the ASQ Higher Education Brief. This issue, we focus on the topic of social responsibility (SR) in higher education. What is SR? What can higher education organizations do to be socially responsible, and also instill those values into their students?

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  • Publish date: 2012-08
  • ASQ Higher Education Brief
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175. Student Leadership: Environmental Stewardship Through Leading by Example

by I.A. Bas Blankenstijn and Meredith R. Atchison

This article describes how Blankenstijn and Atchison successfully proposed to implement a significant change in an existing program at Western Michigan University. As a result, the program has eliminated all printed materials, and now uses USB drives to foster a culture of social and environmental responsibility at their university.

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  • Publish date: 2012-08
  • ASQ Higher Education Brief
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176. Workshop-Helping STEM Students with Disabilities Persist

by Deery, Kathleen; Lawler, Michael; McCullough, Laura; Larson, Gracia

Workshop Presentation on Helping STEM Students Persist; presented at the ASQ 2012 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference. Presented by Kathleen Deery, Michael Lawler, Laura McCullough, faculty at UW-Stout and Garcia Larson, Minnesota State SErvices for the Blind. The rate of success for students with disabilities in postsecondary STEM programs is disproportionately low, despite continual efforts to change this. One of the primary reasons that students with disabilities drop out of STEM majors is a “disconnect” between student and faculty expectations regarding ability, communication, resiliency, and reasonable accommodations. Students report doing poorly in part because they feel faculty lack of awareness of the need for accommodations in school learning environments or have lowered expectations of their success. At the same time, educators report feeling unsure of the fairness of requested accommodations or simply don’t understand the impact disability plays in a student’s education. T

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  • Publish date: 2012-07
  • ASQ Education Division STEM Conference Proceedings
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177. Applied Universal Design for Learning in STEM Education-Handout

by Tharp, Kevin W;Howarton, Renee;Wirtanen, Dean;Rodriguez, Glendali; Ding, Xuedong(David);;

Presentation for the ASQ 2012 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference based on the conference paper " Applied Universal Design for Learning In STEM Education" by Kevin W. Tharp, Renee Howarton, Dean Wirtanen,Glendali Rodriguez and Xuedong (David) Ding, University of Wisconsin-Stout faculty.

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  • Publish date: 2012-07
  • ASQ Education Division STEM Proceedings
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178. A Comparison of Epistemological Beliefs of African American Engineering Students-Handout

by Wilkes, Bethany King;;

Presentation handout for the ASQ 2012 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference held at UW-Stout. Based on conference paper," A Comparison of Epistemological Beliefs of African American Engineering Students" by Dr. Bethany King Wilkes, Oklahoma State University.

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  • Publish date: 2012-07
  • ASQ Education Division STEM Conference Proceedings
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179. Collaborative Educational Experiences Through Higher Education-Industry Partnerships

by Pinelli, Thomas; Hall, Cathy W. ;

Presentation Handout for conference paper presented at the ASQ 2012 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference at UW-Stout. Presented by Cathy W. Hall, East Carolina University. Paper co-authored with Thomas E. Pinelli, Langley Research Center(NASA).

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  • Publish date: 2012-07
  • ASQ Education Division STEM Conference Proceedings
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180. Service Learning in Non-Majors Biology

by Little, Amanda;

Presentation from the ASQ 2012 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference. For the conference paper "Service Learning in Non-Majors Biology: Learning Outcomes and Lessions from the Field" by Amanda Little, biology professor at the University of Wisconsin- Stout.

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  • Publish date: 2012-07
  • ASQ Education Division STEM Conference Proceedings
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181. STUDENTfacturedED-Handout

by Ngan-Winward, Vivian;

This is the presentation given at the ASQ 2012 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference held at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, July 16-17 for the conference paper, " STUDENTfacturED : Providing a Way to “STEM” Out from Behind Old School Walls and Into the Real-World Workplace" by Vivian Ngan-Winward, Salt Lake Community College.

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  • Publish date: 2012-07
  • STEM Conference Proceedings
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182. Opening Keynote: STEM Education Classrooms: Promising Practices for Improved Learning

by Froyd, Jeffrey E. ;

Slides and supplemental material from the ASQ 2012 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference Keynote: STEM Education Classrooms: Promising Practices for Improved Learning by Dr. Jeffrey E. Froyd, Texas A & M University

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  • Publish date: 2012-07
  • STEM Conference Proceedings
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183. Baldrige, STEM Engagement and Learning Communities--Handout

by Furst-Bowe, Julie; Carlson, Kitrina; James, Krista;

Keynote Presentation Slides for the ASQ 2012 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference- "Baldrige, STEM Engagement and Learning Communities" presented by Julie Furst-Bowe, Chancellor, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Kitrina Carlson and Krista James, faculty members, UW-Stout

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  • Publish date: 2012-07
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184. Student Technology Access in an Urban STEM High School: The Missing Variable-Handout

by Sersion, Brian; Stevens, Douglas;

Presentation Handout for the ASQ 2012 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference for the paper "Student Technology Access in an Urban STEM High School: The Missing Variable" by Brian Sersion, Cincinnati Public Schools and Douglas Stevens, Cincinnati Public Schools and University of Cincinnati.

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  • Publish date: 2012-07
  • STEM Proceedings
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185. Inclusive Excellence Toolkit

by Trevino, Jesus; Walker, Thomas; Leyba, Johanna;

Inclusive Excellence Toolkit, by Dr. Jesus Trevino, Thomas Walker and Johanna Leyba was developed by the University of Denver. A service of the DU Center for multicultural Excellence www.du.edu/cme.

It is a document from the University of Denver with permission to reproduce indicated in the paper. It is an additional resource being provided in the 2012 ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference with the luncheon keynote "Baldrige, Engagement and Learning Communities, with Dr. Julie Furst-Bowe, Chancellor, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and ex-provost, UW-Stout, and Dr. Kitrina Carlson and Ms. Krista James, faculty members at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

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  • Publish date: 2012-07
  • STEM Conference Proceedings

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