Accession Number:

ADA273961

Title:

A Study of University Efforts to Provide Students with the Ability to Comprehend and Apply Total Quality Principles in Their Fields of Study

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF LOGISTICS AND ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

220.0

Abstract:

This research investigated some of the educational processes which are being used by several universities to enable their students to comprehend and apply Total Quality principles. The results of this research are intended to be used by Department of Defense institutions of higher education as a guide to help them adopt practices which will enable their students to comprehend and apply Total Quality in their future assignments. Using a source list of schools from Quality Progress, points of contact were interviewed at several civilian and military universities across the United States. Investigative questions were developed and asked concerning the specific educational processes of curriculum development, course construction and delivery, and the use of employer and student feedback. The results of the interviews were consolidated, compared, and contrasted to produce a guide of activities that have been attempted by universities trying to impart the principles of Total Quality to their students. The self-reported impressions of strengths and weaknesses were also reported. Education, TQM, Total quality, University, DoD.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE