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Title: Embedding Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Methodology in Two-Year College Technical Curricula
Url: http://www2.ivcc.edu/mimic/nsf/NSF%20Grant%202005-Embedding%20CQI.html
Publisher: Illinois Valley Community College
Description: The program is revising curricula for an engineering design and electronics program to build it around an entrepreneurial component that immerses the students in reengineering throughout the two-year program. The objectives of the project are to provide technical students with continuous quality improvement (CQI) experience, to recruit more students into engineering design, manufacturing, and electronics, and to improve student performance. The revised curricula bring freshmen into the CQI loop in their first semester technical courses where they analyze and recommend improvements on products previously designed by student teams. In succeeding semesters, the students build prototypes, analyze them, and continue to redesign them. They undergo training in workplace skills, including project management, teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, and communication. In the last semester, the curricula combine technical and business students to form student teams or companies, which manufacture, market, and sell a product. Included on the site is a brief description of the project, and a few educational resources including: a teaching resource manual, student guidebook, and workplace skill modules.
LC Classification: Social sciences -- Industries. Land use. Labor -- Industries. Land use. Labor -- Management. Industrial management -- Reengineering
Technology -- Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering -- Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering -- Electronics -- Study and teaching
Technology -- Manufactures -- Production management. Operations management -- Control of production systems -- Quality control
Technology -- Manufactures -- Production management. Operations management -- Product engineering -- Product design. Industrial design
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Engineering
Science -- Instructional issues
Vocational Education
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
Reading Materials
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Source Type: NSF Award Database
Source: ATE Projects
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Resource URL Clicks: 3
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