Re: Quality Unit Award
Jim and Robin VanderRoest (VANDERROEST@DELPHI.COM)
Wed, 21 Jun 1995 18:51:21 -0400
Mike Hays suggests that the Quality Unit Award criteria
should be changed by National to ensure that a Unit which
recieves the Award actually has a "quality program."
Since the present criteria seem to be objective in nature,
my question is, should the criteria be changed to include
subjective judgments about whether some level of "quality
program" has been reached? As a District Commissioner, let
me assure you that I have no wish for my staff to be stuck
with the dubious privilege of making such judgments for
public consumption--I would guess that no one in his/her
right mind would want to be the Autocrat of Quality under
So anyone who feels that the QUA criteria should
be changed to include judgments of program quality beyond
the objective measures now used (which I will grant you are
imperfect measures of program quality), please let me know
what program quality criteria you would suggest.
Ultimately it is my position that the purpose of the QUA is
not to ensure a "quality program", but to measure unit health
according to criteria which *tend* to indicate unit health
according to studies done by National. Maybe the problem
is the name--maybe Honor Unit was more accurate.
\_____/ :Jim VanderRoest
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