Adapting Six Sigma for Academia

The quality tool is being used to improve student retention at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology 

By Timothy Chow and Craig Downing

It is hard to miss story after story in the media about the fluctuations in the global economy and the financial difficulties facing the federal and many state governments across the United States. Dealing with limited resources, funding for higher education has been diverted to meet other high-priority needs. Yet society still expects investments in STEM education to satisfy the demand for skilled workers that can feed the high-tech economy.

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