ERIC Number: ED367389
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Partnerships for Quality: A Statewide Plan for Developing and Implementing a Total Quality Curriculum Delivered through Oregon's Community Colleges.
Oregon State Economic Development Dept., Salem.; Oregon Advanced Technology Consortium.; Oregon Quality Initiative.
The Oregon Advanced Technology Consortium (OATC) created the Partnerships for Quality Project (PQP) to improve Oregon's community colleges by developing a total quality curriculum (TQC) based on the beliefs and practices of total quality management (TQM). This report summarizes the recommendations of the PQP and presents a plan of action for the state's community college presidents to develop and implement total quality practices. Following an overview of the project vision, mission, and approach, the second chapter identifies the customers of the TQC as employers, employees, and students, and describes the needs specific to each group. The third chapter identifies the guiding principles behind the recommendations, including ensuring a customer focused program, maintaining an integrated, holistic philosophy, implementing a flexible approach, and applying total quality practices to community colleges. Chapter 4 describes the core topics of the TQC, including the core philosophy and foundations, the tools and skills of TQM, teamwork, management considerations, and information concerning marketing, application engineering, manufacturing, engineering and quality function personnel. The final chapter presents recommendations designed to guide the OATC Board of Directors in developing and implementing a customer driven TQC based on the TQM philosophy. (MAB)
Descriptors: Accountability, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Educational Strategies, Partnerships in Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Quality Control, School Business Relationship, Standards, Total Quality Management, Two Year Colleges
Chemeketa Community College, Training & Economic Development Center, 365 Ferry Street, S.E., Salem, OR 97301.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Economic Development Dept., Salem.; Oregon Advanced Technology Consortium.; Oregon Quality Initiative.