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51. Quality and Variation in Education

by Dew, John;

Quality Approaches in Higher Education Vol. 2 No. 1 (June 2011) article by John Dew, senior vice chancellor of Troy University and past Education Division chair. Although there are many voices for improving quality in America’s educational system, few of these perspectives are constructed on an understanding of the meaning of quality and the body of knowledge concerning quality related to repeatable processes. Over the past five decades, quality practitioners have identified several fundamental principles that led to the effective redesign of the automotive, aerospace, and service industries—and that are now systematically applied to begin curtailing errors and preventing adverse events in healthcare settings. It is time for those in the field of education—particularly those involved in preparing leaders in education systems—to come to terms with the fundamentals of quality and begin applying quality improvement methods to education. It is time for administrators in education to sto

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52. Creating a Kaizen Movement During Economic Turbulence

by Coleman, Mychal; Barwis, Erin;

Quality Approaches in Higher Education Vol. 2 No. 1 (June 2011) article by Mychal%2

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53. Editor's Note: Raising the Bar

by Schmidt, Megan

The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award is the only formal recognition of performance excellence given to public and private U.S. organizations by the president of the United States. But the Baldrige program is not really about the award. In education, it’s a commitment to go above and beyond minimum state and federal standards and continuously raising the bar.

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  • Primary - Secondary Education Brief

54. Giving the Body of Knowledge a Voice

by Padro, Fernando F;

Quality Approaches in Higher Education (QAHE) Vol. 3 No. 2 (Dec 2012) Editorial by Editor Fernando Padro. This article describes the focus and diversity of articles that QAHE is interested in.

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55. 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

Quality Approaches in Higher Education Vol. 4, No. 2 (Dec 2013) article by Laila El Abbadi (Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University in Morocco), Aboubakr Bouayad (ENSAM School of Engineering of Meknès), and Mohamed Lamrini (USMBA-Fez University). This paper analyzes IWA 2 guidelines, compares them with the guidance of the ISO 9001 handbook for educational organizations, points out some gaps in these guidelines, and proposes an update to the IWA 2 guidelines to bridge these gaps. The proposed update aims to make ISO 9001 closer to a specific quality standard in the field of higher education. The proposed update is made first by suggesting an amendment to the IWA 2 structure (by adding a reminder about the ISO 9001 requirements, and the consolidation of all definitions into one section) as well as the definitions of product and customer given by these guidelines. Second, it proposes the addition of new requirements specific to the field of higher education, namely, “program withdrawal,” “eth

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56. Australia’s University Learning and Teaching: An Experiment in Promoting Quality

by Elizabeth McDonald

Quality Approaches in Higher Education Vol. 4 No. 2 (Dec 2013) article- "Australia’s University Learning and Teaching: An Experiment in Promoting Quality" by Elizabeth McDonald, Ph.D.

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57. Guest Editorial: Global Trends in Quality Assurance

by David Woodhouse

Quality Approaches in Higher Education Vol. 4 No. 2 (Dec 2013) article- " Guest Editorial: Global Trends in Quality Assurance" by David Woodhouse, past president of International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAHEE) and founding director of the Australian Universities Quality Agency(2001-11). Discussion of the global landscape of quality assurance in higher education, including accreditation, external system quality audits, qualification networks, QA Networks, and professionalism of QA professionals in higher education, including the development of a postgraduate certificate in QA.

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58. Learning Inside and Outside of Class

by Herberts, Sean; Locke, Sharon

At Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, the Center for STEM Research, Education and Outreach is offering less structured STEM learning experiences through a program known as MOSAIC (Minds-on Science Activities in the Community). The lessons series is delivered to at-risk or high-need home school groups, after-school environments and schools on enrichment or half-days.

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59. STEM-ming Success

by Flores, Benito

At the University of Monterrey in northeastern Mexico professors became alarmed after they noticed high dropout rates among STEM majors. A team of professors zeroed in on the 10 classes with the highest failure rates and created modified versions of each course that’s designed to equip students with stronger learning skills and confidence

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60. Building Blocks for STEM Success

by Albrecht, Bryan; Gomez, Alan

Read how schools like Gateway Technical College in Kenosha, WI, and Slinger High School in rural Wisconsin are benefiting from the STEM Academy curriculum, an approach to deliver STEM experiences through integrated coursework and problem solving.

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61. Project Lead the Way

by Schultz, Terri

Project Lead the Way classrooms offer students dynamic learning environments through integrated activities and project and problem-based learning—effectively turning on its head the notion of curriculum as a teacher standing at the front of classroom while lecturing.

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62. Helping Hands

by Jaeger, Beverly Kris

After experiencing unprecedented growth, the mechanical and industrial engineering programs at Northeastern University in Boston began incorporating student quality managers in the classroom to allow educators to offer experiences that would otherwise be scaled back or eliminated due to class size limitations.

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63. From the Editor: What It Takes to Win

by Schmidt, Megan

As the Super Bowl and the Olympics came and gone, I thought about America’s love—or dare I say obsession—of sports compared to a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) perspective.

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

by Ryan D. Sweeder, Kathleen A. Jeffery, and Aaron M. McCright

Quality Approaches in Higher Education Dec 2012 article: "Lyman Briggs College: An Innovative Living-Learning Community for STEM Education" by Ryan D. Sweeder, Kathleen A. Jeffery, and Aaron M. McCright of Michigan State University Michigan State University’s Lyman Briggs College (LBC) is a residential, undergraduate college devoted to studying the natural sciences with an understanding of the history, philosophy, and sociology of science. LBC is the longest-running program of its kind at a large U.S. research university and offers its students the close-knit living-learning community of a liberal arts college and diverse resources and opportunities of a research university. LBC has succeeded in developing a strong residential science learning community that supports ts students by creating a culture of engagement in science and employing student-centered learning techniques. This has resulted in a first-year retention rate of approximately 95% (92% in STEM) and a six-year university gradua

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65. Will Race to the Top Have the Same Mixed Results No Child Left Behind had on Student Learning?

Quality Approaches in Higher Education Dec 2013 Article

by Marlene M. Hurley, Fernando F. Padró, and Michael F. Hawke

Quality Approaches in Higher Education Dec 2013 article: 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 Race to the Top (RTTT) creates concerns for researchers and teachers (Owens, 2009) because of its emphasis on high-stakes testing and the continued lack of collaboration among educators, researchers, and policy makers. These laws reflect Foucault’s notion of governmentality due to the approach taken to meet the aims of both the Bush and Obama administrations. This four-step study looked into the impact No Child Left Behind (NCLB) had on preservice teacher preparation based on the integrated math-science (IMS) model. A review of the literature identified 16 studies on IMS that provided the basis for a national survey to determine the reasons for offering IMS, the successes and challenges of the model, and the future of IMS at their higher educati

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66. Mind Your Millennials

by Schmidt, Megan

Many traits of young people of today lend themselves well to surveys. This tech savvy generation is hungry to let people know what they think and why. Millennials also have a strong sense of self, seek outlets to connect with brands and are more comfortable sharing personal information and opinions. Grabbing their attention may be the biggest hurdle to your institution’s survey initiative.

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  • ASQ Higher Education Brief
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67. Helping Students Finish What They Start

by Schmidt, Megan

Student retention is a complex problem and no silver bullet seems to exist for it—reasons for dropping out may include financial challenges, socioeconomic factors, readiness for college-level coursework or a lack of institutional or social support. Instead of letting students fall through the cracks, some higher education institutions are endeavoring to learn more about its students and what they can do to help them graduate.

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68. Conference Proceedings: ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda Conferences 2011-2013

by Cindy P. Veenstra;

Conference Proceedings for the ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda Conferences in 2011, 2012 and 2013 held at the UW-Stout and Grand Valley State University. Includes links to ! conference papers and presentations..

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69. 2012 ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference Program

by Cindy P. Veenstra;

Conference program for the 2012 ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda in Education, the Workplace and Society Conference, co-sponsored by the ASQ Education Division and the University of Wisconsin-Stout. It was held on July 16-17, 2012 on the UW-Stout campus in Menomonie, WI.

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70. 2011 ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference Program

by Cindy P. Veenstra;

Conference Program for the 2011 ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda for Education, the Workplace and Society Conference, co-sponsored by the ASQ Education Division and the University of Wisconsin-Stout. The conference was held on July 19-20, 2011.

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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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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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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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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
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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
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