Welcome

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, Norma Simons, if you have any questions.

News

What Primary Approach Do You Use for Improvement of Student Engagement? Wednesday, April 27 2022, 6:00 – 7:00 PM, Central Registration Link: https://asq.webex.com/asq/j.php?RGID=r570f645395a449daac7064620337b41e Abstract: Have you ever wondered what tried and true approach you should use to improve student engagement in your ... more
Posted by Belinda Chavez on Education Division Apr 27, 2022 8:52 AM CDT
Webinar: Using QFD to Understand the Voice of the Student Presented by: Dr. Beth Cudney, PhD, CLSSMBB Quality function deployment (QFD) has been widely used in product and service development to translate the voice of the customer (VOC) into the design of a product or service. Just as customer requirements can change, workplace requirements also ... more
Posted by Belinda Chavez on Education Division Feb 14, 2022 9:59 AM CST
Join the Workforce Development Network Group tonight, January 25, 2022, from 6:00-7:00 p.m., CDT, for an open discussion session. The meeting will focus on solving problems related to workforce development. Below is the Zoom meeting information to join the call. Join Zoom Meeting ... more
Posted by Belinda Chavez on Education Division Jan 25, 2022 12:28 PM CST

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Elizabeth Cudney
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 ...
Belinda Chavez
Dr . John Robert Dew, retired Senior Vice Chancellor for Student Services and Administration for Troy ...
Belinda Chavez Mar '21
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
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!🙂
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 ...
Marianne Di Pierro
My concerns encompass both Education and Healthcare.  Conversations have turned to the critical task of ...
Helen Tran
Hi Education Division, What are some strategies/programs/initiatives you can share that can help schools with ...
Helen Tran Mar '22

Hi Helen, some thoughts - one major topic for STEM education and careers is increasing inclusiveness in STEM ...

Helen Tran Helen Tran Mar '22

Thank you for sharing your valuable insight, Cindy!

These are great points and I'll definitely explore the ...

Hi Helen,

This is a important topic you are bringing up and I hope others contribute to this discussion!

I found a ...

Ver-Non Wakefield
Dear Education Division Members, I am conducting a survey sponsored by the Robert W. Plaster Graduate School of ...
Cindy Veenstra
Good morning, Have you clicked on an ASQ.org/edu link and instead of viewing the article, you see the myASQ home ...
Cindy Veenstra Feb '22

I agree with you, Cindy. It is important that people have access to these materials, and it would be helpful to have a ...

Belinda Chavez
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 ...
Helen Tran
Have you or your organization implemented new, innovative ideas in your teaching or learning methods that you ...
Helen Tran Mar '21

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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.
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