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KEEPINGCURRENT EDUCATION TEAMS TO TOUT QUALITY TOOLS AT UPCOMING EVENT Ten teams from K-12 and higher education institutions will show how quality tools affected staff and student achievements at the 22nd annual National Quality Education Conference, Nov. 16-17 in Milwaukee. The event, sponsored by ASQ, will shine the spotlight on the finalists for the 2014 Education Team Excellence Recognition Process. The finalists are: * Chicago Public Schools. * Deer Valley Unified School District, Phoenix. * Denver Public Schools (two teams). ASQNEWS CALL FOR PAPERS ASQ's Audit Division has issued a call for papers for next year's ASQ Audit Conference Oct. 29-30, 2015, in Reno, NV. Abstracts are due May 29. For more information about the call for papers and the 24th annual event, visit www.asq.org/audit or email Lance Coleman at lance.coleman@westpharma.com. NEW CASE STUDY A new case study on mystery shopping, a tool used to measure the quality of service and compliance with standards and regulations, was released by ASQ's Knowledge Center. To access this members-only content, visit http://asq. org/knowledge-center/case-studies-nigerian-banks-mystery-shopping.html. NIST APPOINTMENT The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) appointed Keith Greenaway, vice president of the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board, to serve on the quality infrastructure committee of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees. NIST is working with the forensic science community to establish the new Organization for Scientific Area Committees to coordinate development of standards and guidelines for forensic science practitioners and improve forensic science in the United States. The committee held its first meeting in August. * Ingenium Charter Elementary and Middle School, Canoga Park, CA. * Kimberly Area School District, Wisconsin. * Ribbaschool, Gränna, Sweden. * Siegrist Elementary, Platte City, MO. * Universidad Tecnológica Nacional-Facultad Regional Buenos Aires, Argentina. * University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, and Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in China (study abroad program). To read more about the finalists and details on the conference, visit http://asq. org/nqec. Mr. Pareto Head BY MIKE CROSSEN 14 QP * www.qualityprogress.com BYTHENUMBERS The number of organizations that will receive World Class Global Performance Excellence Awards from the Asia Pacific Quality Organization (APQO) at the 20th annual APQO/International Conference on Quality, Nov. 23-26 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The organizations being honored are located in eight Asian and Pacific Rim countries. For more information, visit www.apqo.org. 20 http://www.asq.org/audit http://asq.org/knowledge-center/case-studies-nigerian-banks-mystery-shopping.html http://www.apqo.org http://asq.org/nqec http://www.qualityprogress.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Quality Progress - November 2014

Up Front
LogOn
Expert Answers
Keeping Current
Mr. Pareto Head
Finding Harmony
Multipronged Approach
Bank on It
The System Is the Solution
Innovation Imperative
Quality in the First Person
Career Corner
Statistics Roundtable
Standards Outlook
QP Toolbox
QP Reviews
One Good Idea

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