We welcome you to the ASQ Education Division! We think of Quality in Education in two ways:

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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 1,200 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 Quality Approaches in Education and the Division bi-annual 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 in which members can network with and learn from others about the issues of greatest interest and concern. We believe there are many activities here to get involved with and we invite your participation! Our leadership team is listed below, feel free to reach out! Your feedback and suggestions always are welcome. Just contact our division chair, Beth Cudney, if you have any questions.



  • Virtual is the new norm!
    Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the 2020 ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement (WCQI) and many other ASQ member unit events were cancelled. ASQ member units received direction from ASQ Headquarters not to conduct face-to-face events until September and many of us have been teleworking since mid-March to abide with local Stay at Home ... more
  • Engage with the Education Division at WCQI
    I would like to extend this opportunity for you to join us in the ASQ WCQI Exhibit Hall and experience the excitement of the exhibit hall activities. It is a great opportunity to meet ASQ members and non-members world-wide as well as ASQ sponsors, exhibitors, dignitaries, staff members, and volunteer member leaders. Come join us for the WCQI Opening ... more

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Recent Discussions

Marianne Di Pierro 7586
My concerns encompass both Education and Healthcare.  Conversations have turned to the critical task of ...
Elizabeth Cudney 3489
I hope everyone is staying well and healthy! With so many recent changes in education given COVID-19, what are some ...
Cindy Veenstra 6063
This post highlights Engineers Week 2020 (February 16-22) and asks for your support for ASQ celebrating ...
Cindy Veenstra Feb '20
Ver-Non Wakefield 4694
Dear Education Division Members,

I am conducting a survey sponsored by the Robert W. Plaster Graduate School of ...
Elizabeth Cudney 3489
The Education Division Leadership Team is working on webinars for 2020. What webinar topics would you like to see?
Belinda Chavez 974
Hey division members, please take a moment to review the 2019 STEM Education Resource Directory posted in our ...
Belinda Chavez Jul '19
Hi Belinda, Thanks for highlighting the STEM Ed Resource Directory! 
I am a co-author for the Directory.  Most ...
Belinda Chavez 974
The K-12 Network Group has a new leader! Jim Bennett, Technology Services Manager for the Greater Saskatoon ...
Belinda Chavez May '19
Thanks for the warm welcome Belinda!  I'm looking forward to working with everyone interested in quality, in the ...
Elizabeth Cudney 3489
I am curious to hear what metrics are used to measure quality in education and why you think it is a good metric.
For our colleges and universities, I prefer to think of quality in education in terms of the graduation rate. A high ...
For our school division, our main metric we focus on is graduation rate, coupled with a secondary metric of First ...

Latest Resources

  • Quality Education Division Newsletter SUMMER – AUGUST 2019, VOL. XXXI, NO. 2 The Quality Education Division is pleased to share our August 2019 edition highlighting:
    • New K-12 Network Group Lead
    • Visit my.asq.org today!
    • Highlights from 2019 WCQI
    • New 2019-202 Division Leadership Team
    In this edition of ...

    Date Created: 08/21/2019 11:13 AM
  • 2019 STEM Education Resource Directory

    The STEM Network of the ASQ Education Division presents its 2019 STEM Education Resource Directory for ASQ members, professors, and educators interested in increasing the number of students majoring in STEM fields and becoming ...

    Date Created: 05/06/2019 03:48 PM
  • Quality Approaches in Higher Education Volume 9, No. 2 November 2018
    Table of Contents 
    A Conceptual Comparative Analysis of Learning Styles: Implications for Training and Development
    By Kevin B. Jones and Mesut Akdere

    Improving First-Year STEM Students' Performance and Retention: Is Grit the ...

    Date Created: 04/30/2019 02:42 PM
  • Quality Approaches in Higher Education Volume 9, No. 1 March 2018
    Table of Contents 
    Making the Most of What You've Got: Using Required Assessment Reporting to Benefit Students and Schools
    By Kylie Goodell King

    Working With Families of Students With Disabilities: A Practicum for Pre-Service ...

    Date Created: 04/30/2019 01:38 PM

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).

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