ERIC Number: ED392368
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
A New Alliance: Continuous Quality and Classroom Effectiveness. ERIC Digest.
This digest discusses the role of continuous quality improvement (CQI) in college classroom effectiveness efforts, particularly specific institutions where sustained CQI programs have affected college classroom practice, these projects' common features, and lingering doubts about CQI. It discusses the general principles and philosophy of CQI and its particular promise in education to make students the focus, classroom effectiveness the concern, and assessment a means to gain feedback for future improvement. It looks in detail at CQI efforts at seven organizations, two within the same institution and analyzes common threads among them such as viewing students as stakeholders, customized faculty development offerings, and financial realignment. The report also addresses lingering misgivings about CQI concerning standardization, benchmarking, customer focus, teams, and quality. (Contains five references.) (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Benchmarking, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Comparative Analysis, Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Program Descriptions, Student Centered Curriculum, Teamwork, Total Quality Management
ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 630, Washington, DC 20036-1183 ($1).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.; George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Graduate School of Education and Human Development.
Identifiers: ERIC Digests
Note: For the full report, see HE 028 969.