Foundation coalition at Texas A&M University: Utilizing TQM and OD to manage curricula change Conference Paper uri icon


  • The Foundation Coalition at Texas A&M University is utilizing Total Quality Management (TQM) and Organizational Development (OD) principles in developing and implementing significant changes in the teaching of first and second year college engineering courses. The fundamentals of TQM and OD are examined and compared. TQM principles are particularly useful in assessing the effectiveness of curriculum innovation at a research university, while OD principles are important in facilitating paradigm shifts in the attitudes of faculty staff and students from a traditional curriculum to an innovative integrated curriculum.

author list (cited authors)

  • Adams, S. G., Watson, K. L., & Malave, C. O.

publication date

  • December 1996