International Academy for Quality

International Academy for Quality

Think Tanks

IAQ Think Tanks (TT) are active working research groups created for the analysis of issues focused on specific quality areas and dedicated to consideration and advocacy of alternative approaches for the future development of their focus areas. TTs allow participants an opportunity to reflect on significant issues without the need to deal with daily issues of operations and decision-making. Think Tanks are most effective when they challenge policy orthodoxy and provide innovative direction to shape emerging problems to help determine future directions. TTs need to define the role of quality in each of these areas with a focus on bringing knowledge and creating useful outputs.

 

Quality in Applied Statistics Initiative (QiSTT)

Chair: Geoff Vining

Co-Chair: Ronald Does


Quality in Education Think Tank (QiETT)

Chair: Pedro Saraiva

Co-Chair: Beth Cudney


Quality in Governance Think Tank (QiGTT)

Chair: Marcos Bertin

Co-Chair: Raul Molteni


Quality in Healthcare Think Tank (QiHTT)

Chair: Robert E. King

Co-Chair: Yoshinori Iizuka


Quality in Innovation Think Tank (QiITT)

Chair: Blanton A. Godfrey

Co-Chair: Tilo Pfeifer


Quality in Planet Concerns Think Tank (QiPTT)

Chair: N. Ramanathan

Co-Chair: Willy Vandenbrande

Quality in Education Think Tank

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Motivation

It is undisputed that now, more than ever, Quality in Education is central to sustainable, societal, individual, and organizational development. Therefore, given the role and values of IAQ, the creation and operation of a Quality in Education Think Tank (QiETT) can be considered as being strategic with strong potential impacts internationally. QiETT will always pursue its journey in close alignment with such societal challenges and the IAQ strategy and principles to promote the cause of quality to improve humanity.


Mission

QiETT is aimed at producing relevant contributions related with:

1) The roles that quality principles, approaches, and tools, as well as the quality community in general, can play in promoting and reinforcing quality in education;

2) Lessons, experiences, and knowledge that the quality community can learn and recognize coming from academia and its different actors, including students, teachers, school administration/management, families, employers, and society in general. 


 The following articles are posted with permission of ASQ. The articles were originally published in The Journal for Quality and Participation as:


Bergman, B., Cudney, E., Harding, P., He, Z., & Saraiva, P. (2018). Global perspectives on quality in education. Journal for Quality and Participation, 41(2), 1-5. 


Bergman, B., Cudney, E., Harding, P., He, Z., & Saraiva, P. (2018). Global perspectives on quality in education. The Journal for Quality and Participation, 41(3), 22-25. 


Bergman, B., Cudney, E., Harding, P., He, Z., & Saraiva, P. (2019). Global perspectives on quality in education. The Journal for Quality and Participation, 41(4), 33-36. 

QiETT Charter (pdf)

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Global Perspectives on Quality in Education Part I (pdf)

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Global Perspectives on Quality in Education Part II (pdf)

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