College of Education Receives Award for Performance Excellence

Photo of Award Presentation

Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Education was recently recognized for its progress and achievement in the pursuit of performance excellence.

The Kentucky Center for Performance Excellence recently presented six organizations with Kentucky Awards for Performance Excellence, including EKU’s College of Education, which received the Interest Award in recognition of the College’s interest in adopting and applying the Baldrige-based continuous improvement principles as a step in their journey to performance excellence.

The Kentucky Awards Program, presented annually by KYCPE, is based on The Balrige Criteria for Performance Excellence, which is the basis for the Malcolm Balrige National Quality Award process. The Baldrige criteria assess leadership, strategic planning, customer focus, knowledge management, workforce focus, process management and results.

“Receiving a Kentucky Award for Performance Excellence reaffirms that the College of Education is on track to improve the processes that will ultimately improve student success,” said Dr. Bill Phillips, dean of EKU’s College of Education. “Through internal and external examination of our key processes, we are able to get a better picture of ways we can improve. Baldrige holds organizations to the highest standards which we aspire to achieve.”

 KYCPE was founded to promote and support performance improvement for all organizations across the Commonwealth.  The awards program was established as an economic development tool to stimulate Kentucky business and industry to improve quality, productivity, and achieve world-class standards of excellence.

EKU’s College of Education employs 200 educators and support personnel dedicated to the college’s mission, which in part is “To prepare effective professional educators while enhancing the proficiencies of our candidates in the areas of knowledge, pedagogy, dispositions, technology and diversity.”

Published on June 17, 2011