ERIC Number: ED363170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The IBM - TQM Partnership with Colleges and Universities. A Report.
In 1991, International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation announced its commitment to work with higher education to accelerate the teaching, research, and use of quality management practices in college and university operations. Besides cash and equipment awards being offered, IBM proposed partnerships with IBM facilities to include loaned executives, IBM speakers, and faculty and student internships with IBM. This report, in five sections, examines the initial activities and future plans of nine Partnership institutions: (1) Clark Atlanta University (Georgia); (2) Southern College of Technology (Georgia); (3) Georgia Institute of Technology; (4) Oregon State University; (5) Pennsylvania State University; (6) Rochester Institute of Technology (New York); (7) University of Houston at Clear Lake (Texas); (8) University of Maryland at College Park; and (9) the University of Wisconsin at Madison. The first section establishes the context for pursuing a quality management agenda on college campuses. Remaining sections synthesize the quality efforts and plans of the institutions across the four major criteria used to evaluate proposals: embedding quality management principles into core business and engineering courses; conducting research on issues related to quality management; using quality management to improve university operations; and sharing the knowledge gained through the Partnership with others. In addition, the report contains profiles of each institution highlighting a distinctive characteristic of its proposal. An appendix details the competition guidelines and selection process. (GLR)
Descriptors: Colleges, Cooperative Programs, Core Curriculum, Educational Improvement, Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Program Implementation, Quality Control, Research, School Business Relationship, Shared Facilities, Shared Resources and Services, Total Quality Management, Universities
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Community; Practitioners
Sponsor: International Business Machines Corp., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.