QTII is a not-for-profit organization
dedicated to improving the effectiveness of teaching in all venues.
QTII is always seeking support, workers, advisers, and inputs from all
parties or agencies concerned with teaching effectiveness.
The initial focus of QTII is to improve
the effectiveness of teaching in higher education, because this is where the
need is greatest. However, we will not limit ourselves to higher education.
QTII services will be available to all who need them, to include primary
schools, secondary schools, home school parents or groups, and government,
corporate, and military trainers.
WHY IS QTII A NOT-FOR-PROFIT?
First, we believe teaching is one of
the primary foundations of society. Before we can have an economy,
before we can have jobs, values, beliefs, goals, religion, sports, or
politics, there must be teaching.
Good (effective) teaching makes
Ineffective teaching hinders, sometimes even cripples
QTII is dedicated to improving
teaching in all venues of education. To do this, we must first determine what
effective teaching is, then we must teach it to others.
Finally, we propose to certify
teachers, courses, departments, schools, and textbooks who have proven that
they teach effectively.
If QTII were a for-profit
corporation, we would have to charge so much for our seminars, enough to
cover the salaries and expenses of the seminar instructors, QTII
administration, and researchers, that few could afford them, regardless of
how good they are.
As a not-for-profit organization,
with the generous support of concerned foundations, corporations, and
individuals, QTII can perform the necessary research, and make the teaching
seminars available at a very reasonable cost. We can provide these seminars
so as to be accessible by virtually any educational institution or
QTII Believes Education Belongs
For-profit organizations zealously
guard their research, their techniques are developed as trade secrets. Their primary duty is to their stockholders, not to their customers.
strongly believes that educational techniques and research results should be
made available to anyone with an interest in learning how to teach
Our primary duty is to society.