We welcome you to the ASQ Education Division! We think of Quality in Education in two ways:
  • "QUALITY in Education" - Attaining excellence in the education system by monitoring key performance indicators and performing the strategic and tactical work necessary to meet goals and improve continually
  • "Quality in EDUCATION" - Integrating quality leadership, thinking, concepts, and skill areas in K-12, higher education, and workplace curricula and classrooms
Our Approach:
We have established three areas of emphasis for quality in education: K-12, Higher Education (including community colleges), and Workplace Development and Training. With each one of these areas, we support ASQ's global transformation initiative and ASQ's social responsibility movement.

Best practices include the Baldrige Education Criteria, Lean Six Sigma, and quality standards related to education.
The Education Division is holding steady with approximately 4,500 members. The Division Leadership Team works to ensure member satisfaction by evaluating and acting on responses to the annual Voice of the Customer surveys. The division publishes the open access, peer-reviewed Journal for Quality Perspectives in Knowledge Acquisition and the Division newsletter, QED News.

The Education Division supports and participates in ASQ's World Conference on Quality and Improvement.

How to Get Involved Now
The Education Division leaders are committed to creating a community for members to network and learn from others about the issues of greatest interest and concern. We believe there are many educational activities for member engagement and we invite your participation! Check out our Network Group discussions and feel free to submit your ideas, questions, comments to drive more discussion. Your feedback and suggestions always are welcome. Just contact our division chair, Belinda Chavez, if you have any questions.


The Spring 2021 edition of the Education Division Newsletter is now available in the division myASQ Community Files! We are introducing the re-launch of the Workforce Development Network with Dr. John Dew as the Network Lead. The division leadership team invites you to register for our April 21, 2021 webinar to be presented by Alan Bostakian, change ... more
Posted by Belinda Chavez on Education Division Apr 5, 2021 6:48 PM CDT
Join us for a free Webinar on March 17th at 6:00pm CDT. Norma Simons, Education Division Chair-Elect, will speak on the topic of "Surviving in the Midst of a Pandemic!" This interactive webinar provides a forum that will address the four main challenges for every organizational leader. The four main areas involve the business strategy, building ... more
Posted by Belinda Chavez on Education Division Mar 10, 2021 11:33 AM CST
Happy New Year! Elizabeth Cudney, Education Division Past Chair, and Belinda Chavez, Education Division Chair, are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Please join us for an Education Division Membership Zoom Meeting on Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m., Central, to learn what the division is planning for 2021. This is a virtual ... more
Posted by Belinda Chavez on Education Division Jan 25, 2021 6:46 PM CST

Upcoming Events


Recent Discussions

Helen Tran
Have you or your organization implemented new, innovative ideas in your teaching or learning methods that you ...
Helen Tran Mar '21
Belinda Chavez
Dr . John Robert Dew, retired Senior Vice Chancellor for Student Services and Administration for Troy ...
Belinda Chavez Mar '21
Cindy Veenstra
February 21-27 is National Engineers Week. It is an appropriate time to CELEBRATE and reflect on the work on ...
Cindy Veenstra Feb '21
Esteban Tocto
Good morning: I would like to have concepts that differentiate "quality" and "maturity model", how these ...
Esteban Tocto Feb '21
Elizabeth Cudney
Thank you to everyone that was able to join the Education Division Membership Meeting! The turnout was great! We ...
Helen Tran
Happy New Year Education Division! Hope everyone is doing well!  Question of the day - what's the one skill you ...
Helen Tran Jan '21
Hi, Helen! I am constantly developing my writing skills. Peer reviews are extremely important to me. Each time I ...
Cindy Veenstra
As a first post in the STEM Network discussions, I would like to introduce the subject of using STEM skills to ...
Cindy Veenstra Aug '20
John Dew
The pandemic brings many topics related to quality in education right to the forefront in national discussions.  ...
John Dew Aug '20
Cindy Veenstra
Why is STEM Education Important in ASQ? In the future we will need more quality engineers and innovaters to improve ...
Cindy Veenstra Jul '20
Congratulations on the publication of a very useful and thorough reference.
Thanks so much for starting this conversation, Cindy!  I too am very passionate about the need for STEM education ...
Jill, the STEM career interview sounds like fun! Thanks for sharing! 

An additional comment: With respect to education outreach, consider these three engaging websites for students ...
Terri Showers

Cindy, thank you for raising the question about the importance of STEM education to ASQ. As a former ...
Update:  I was interviewed by the students on Friday, and the group was all female!  They asked very thoughtful ...
Update 2:  Spent part of this evening listening to / viewing all of the presentations and they were great! Here is a ...
Hi Jill, Thanks for sharing!  I loved watching the video and could tell the students were excited about their ...
Thanks for sharing this great resource, Cindy. I have shared it through LinkedIn, and I plan to share it with our ...
Elizabeth Cudney
The Education Division would like to sponsor our division members’ presentations at ASQ’s 2021 World Conference ...

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Community Information
The ASQ Education Division informs and networks on knowledge and best practices related to Quality in Education. Our members are educators, administrators, and quality professionals throughout the world at all education levels (primary, secondary, higher education, and in the workplace).

Our Mission: To promote networking worldwide on quality in education, including K-12, Higher Education and Workforce Development.
Our Vision:
Shape the Future through Quality in Education and Professional Development.