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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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96. Synthesising the Literature Concerning Math-Anxiety to Inform a Project on Pre-service Teacher Retention Rates- Handout

by Flegg, Nicholas;

Presentation Slides presented at the 2013 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference, in Grand Rapids, MI June 3-4 2013 by%! 20Dr. Nicholas Flegg, University of Southern Queensland, Australia..

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  • Publish date: 2013-06
  • STEM Conference Proceedings
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97. Developing Highly Effective Industry Partnerships: Co-ops to Capstones

by Plouff, Chris

Presentation slides from Workshop given at the 2013 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference. Presented by Prof. Chris Plouff, Grand Valley State University. Describes best practices for highly effective partnerships between industry and engineering education. Presentation includes discussions of assessments, relationship of co-op experiences to ABET requirements, academic content during co-op experiences, and industry-based projects in courses.

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  • Publish date: 2013-06
  • STEM Conference Proceedings
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98. The Business Case for Lean Six Sigma in Higher Education

by Simons, Norma

In this exclusive feature, ASQ Education Division Secretary Norma Simons makes the case that higher education needs to embrace tools and approaches that support systems thinking and teamwork to meet operational performance goals. She highlights lean Six Sigma, a project-based method that helps organizations gain a competitive advantage through data-driven decision making and rigorous process management approaches.

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  • Publish date: 2013-05
  • ASQ Higher Education Brief
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99. 2013 ASQ STEM Agenda Conference Onsite Program

by Cindy Veenstra

2013 ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference Onsite Program

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  • Publish date: 2013-05
  • STEM Agenda Conference
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100. Case Study: Application of Blended Learning in an Engineering Simulation Course

by Artis, Sharnnia; Allen, Theodore; Allam, Yosef; Afful-Dadzie, Anthony;

Quality Approaches in Higher Education Vol. 4(1), May 2013 article by Theodore T. Allen, Sharnnia Artis, Anthony Afful-Dadzie, and Yosef Allam. The research was conducted at The Ohio State University. This case study documents the transition of an undergraduate software laboratory from face-to-face only instruction to a blended-learning model motivated, in part, by instructor cost savings. To assure quality in learning outcomes was preserved, we implemented the transition using a randomized experiment. Participating students were randomly assigned to blended (treatment) and traditional (control) groups. Performance was measured by pre- and post-knowledge assessment and quizzes. Attitude was measured by the results of a survey administered at the end of the course. The results show that students’ performance in a purely face-to-face instructional class was not significantly different from that based on a blend of online and face-to-face instruction. In addition, the blended type had signifi

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  • Publish date: 2013-05
  • Quality Approaches in Higher Education
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101. Investing in Engineering Student Leaders Through Industrial and STEM Partnerships

by Nicklow, John W. ; Kowalchuk, Rhonda K. ; DeRuntz, Bruce D. ;

Investing in Engineering Student Leaders Through Industrial and STEM Partnerships by Rhonda K. Kowalchuk, Bruce D. DeRuntz, and John W. Nicklow, Southern Illinois University Carnbondale. This article is published in the Quality Approaches in Higher Education Vol. 4 No. 1 (May 2013).

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  • Quality Approaches in Higher Education
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102. Editor's Note: College Inc.

by Schmidt, Megan

Can academia be efficient? In recent years, higher education has encountered increasing pressure to operate more like a business—leaner, more accountable and more responsive to the needs of its customers. Skyrocketing tuition, declining public funding, low graduation rates and underprepared graduates are just a few issues weighing on the institution. In this issue, we explore approaches colleges and universities can use to combat these woes.

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  • Publish date: 2013-05
  • ASQ Higher Education Brief
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103. QED News: Spring 2013

by Education Division

The spring 2013 issue of the Education Division Newsletter..

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  • Publish date: 2013-05
  • QED News; Vol. 18; Issue 1
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104. Quality Approaches in Higher Education Vol. 4 No. 1

by Cindy P. Veenstra;

Quality Approaches in Higher Education Vol. 4 No. 1 (May 2013)
Special Issue Editor Cindy P. Veenstra, Editor Fernando F. Padro. Special issue on STEM and Collaboration
Articles include:
Guest Commentary: Real-World Engineering Education: The Role of of Continuous Improvement by Paul D. Plotkokwski

Using Assessments to Determine the Quality and Effectiveness of a Collaborative Internship Program in Research by Thomas E. Pinelli, Cathy W. Hall, and Kimberly M. Brush

Case Study: Application of Blended Learning for an Engineering Simulation Course by Theodore T. Allen, Sharnnia Artis, Anthony Afful-Dadzie, and Yosef Allam

Investing in Engineering Student Leaders Through Industrial and STEM Partnerships by Rhonda K. Kowalchuk, Bruce D. DeRuntz, and John W. Nicklow

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  • Publish date: 2013-05
  • Quality Approaches in Higher Education; Vol. 4; Issue 1
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105. Using Assessments to Determine the Quality and Effectiveness of a Collaborative Internship

by Pinelli, Thomas E. ; Hall, Cathy W. ; Brush, Kimberly M. ;

Quality Approaches in Higher Education Vol. 4 No. 1 (May 2013) article by Thomas E. Pinelli, NASA, Cathy W. Hall, East Carolina University, and Kimberly M. Brush, NASA. The Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholars (LARSS) program is a nationally ranked, highly competitive, and collaborative internship program that uses NASA research opportunities to inspire and motivate students to complete a degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). The program’s ultimate goal is to prepare students to be work-ready for employment and research. Formative and summative assessment is used to help determine the quality and effectiveness of the LARSS program. We present data from one portion of our annual (formative) program assessment—mentors’ and student interns’ overall perception of the internship and their assessment of interns’ acquisition of 21st century workplace skills. We provide a detailed description of a (summative) longitudinal study presently underway that will

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  • Publish date: 2013-05
  • Quality Approaches in Higher Education

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