While the TQM movement has lost luster in the education community, accountability remains with us. The two Senate papers on Accreditation from Fall 2004 and Spring 2005 address educational excellence in the terms requested.
Whereas productivity models such as TQM/CQI are being promoted as a means to restructure the academy, and
Whereas often these models take the form of narrow application of productivity models, and
Whereas a review of the literature raises serious questions as to the appropriateness of such models in the academy setting, and
Whereas a faculty driven process would examine the components of educational excellence,
Resolved that the Academic Senate does not endorse the use of TQM/CQI as a model for restructuring the education process, and
Resolved that the Academic Senate direct the Executive Committee to develop a position paper that defines quality in terms of educational excellence and thus addresses calls for increased faculty productivity. M/S/C Disposition: Executive Committee