ERIC Number: ED343535
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Implementing Total Quality Management in Higher Education.
Cornesky, Robert; And Others
This document offers administrators a concise approach to the various theories of total quality management (TQM) and the tools necessary to implement these theories at postsecondary educational institutions. The book is divided into four chapters. Chapter 1 introduces the principles of TQM by briefly: (1) reviewing the ideas of TQM leaders; and (2) discussing how their ideas might apply to institutions of higher education. Chapter 2 examines the common elements of the quality experts' ideas and suggests how they may be applied to institutions of higher education. Chatper 3 suggests an expeditious method to obtain a baseline from which to begin a total quality improvement program. The method uses a nationally recognized tool (from the Malcolm Baldrige Award) to evaluate an institution's quality index. The suggested method can be used to rate either an entire institution or a single department/unit. Finally, the fourth chapter examines the conditions necessary for establishing a total quality culture in colleges and universities. These are: (1) education and administrative commitment; (2) education and commitment of faculty and staff; (3) establishment of trust; (4) establishment of pride in workmanship; and (5) changes in the institutional culture. Contains 22 references and a 597-item bibliography. (GLR)
Descriptors: Colleges, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Educational Quality, Excellence in Education, Higher Education, Holistic Approach, Program Development, Resource Allocation, Total Quality Management, Universities
Magna Publications, Inc., 2718 Dryden Dr., Madison, WI 53704 ($31.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Quality Assurance