ERIC Number: ED352868
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Quality Quest in the Academic Process.
Harris, John W., Ed.; Baggett, J. Mark, Ed.
This volume contains 17 articles on the emergence and potential of "Quality Improvement" (QI) efforts in higher education. Quality Improvement is defined as continuous improvement of processes in a cycle of plan (administration of instructional processes), do/check (assess), act (on the assessment and then continue to), plan-do-check-act. The papers are as follows: (1) "Customers: You Can't Do Without Them" by Thomas E. Corts; (2) "Key Concepts of Quality Improvement for Higher Education" by John W. Harris; (3) "How Quality Improvement Teams Work to Improve Processes in Departments and Administrative Units" by Susan G. Hillenmeyer; (4) "Longitudinal Student Databases: A Critical Tool for Managing Quality in Higher education" by Peter T. Ewell; (5) "QI Tools for Planning Instruction, Developing Courses, and Administrative Processes" by Casey Collett; (6) "Quality Standards and Support Systems in Successful Publication of Scholarly Research: A Process Analysis" by Robert G. Batson; (7) "A Total Quality Management (TQM) Organizational Behavior Course" by Jose Eulogio Romero-Simpson; (8) "Demythologizing Quality Improvement for Faculty" by J. Mark Baggett; (9) "Total Quality Improvement in the Basic Sciences: A Retrospective Case Study" by Ronald N. Hunsinger: (10) "Statistical Thinking and Techniques: A General Education Requirement" by Mary H. Hudson; (11) "Reducing the Hassle for Faculty through QI" by Billy J. Strickland; (12) "Fear in the Classroom: Implications for Quality Improvement" by Janice R. Teal; (13) "Writing: A Process that Can Be Improved" by David H. Roberts; (14) "What Can QI Contribute to Teacher Education?" by Julian D. Prince; (15) "Quality Legal Education By Design: Institutionalizing the Process of Change in a Law School" by Alexander J. Bolla, Jr.; (16) "QI from a Health Professions School Perspective" by Lucinda L. Maine; and (17) "The Quality Quest in Academia" by William E. Hull. Most papers include references. (JB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Instructional Improvement, Organizational Objectives, Program Improvement, Quality Control, Quality of Working Life, Self Evaluation (Groups), Total Quality Management
Samford University, 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL 35229 ($14.60).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
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