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11 Examples of How the Baldrige Excellence Framework Strengthens Colleges and Universities

By Christine Schaefer Did you know that the first post-secondary education organization to earn a Baldrige Award—the nation’s highest honor for U.S. organizations that achieve excellence—is a four-year state university in the Midwest? The University of Wisconsin–Stout (see profile in … Continue reading

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The Impact of the Baldrige Award … 15+ Years Later

By Christine Schaefer Earlier this month, 2001 Baldrige Award-winning University of Wisconsin–Stout hosted a lively campus engagement session. (See for yourself via this video of the livestreamed event, which kicked off with dancing.) The university holds the so-called “You Said… … Continue reading

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The “Great Value” of the Baldrige Framework to a University

By Christine Schaefer The University of Wisconsin–Stout earned the first Baldrige Award in higher education in 2001. Dr. Meridith Drzakowski worked at the state university that year as an institutional planner. Today she is the assistant chancellor for planning, assessment, … Continue reading

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A University That Uses Baldrige Approaches to Excel

Posted by Christine Schaefer Fourteen years ago, the University of Wisconsin–Stout became the first (and to date, only) four-year university to receive the nation’s Baldrige Award. Using the Education Criteria for Performance Excellence as a framework to build and align … Continue reading

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A Passing Fad—Not!

Posted by Pamela Wong You’ve probably heard someone somewhere describe Baldrige as a “flavor of the month.” Our award winners, however, quickly dispel that judgment. Take, for example, the University of Wisconsin–Stout, which in 2001 became the first university to … Continue reading

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