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ERIC Number: ED425725
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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TQM in a Computer Lab.
Swanson, Dewey A.; Phillips, Julie A.
At the Purdue University School of Technology (PST) at Columbus, Indiana, the Total Quality Management (TQM) philosophy was used in the computer laboratories to better meet student needs. A customer satisfaction survey was conducted to gather data on lab facilities, lab assistants, and hardware/software; other sections of the survey included demographics, general comments, and suggestions for improvements. The quality tool, Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA), was used to implement change and improve processes in the computer labs. Following a brief background of the school, computer personnel, and computer labs, this paper describes the sample, survey, and results of the TQM approach. Solutions that were developed to solve lab assistant quality dimension problems are listed. Survey results are provided in eight figures. The Computer Labs Customer Satisfaction Survey questionnaire is appended. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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