Quick Facts about the Quality Enhancement Plan

  • The QEP is a 5-year project to improve student writing across the campus
  • It is called “Writing for Wisdom” because it emphasizes critical thinking and clear expression of one's thoughts and beliefs
  • It has special courses, called "W" courses
  • A “W” course contains a writing assignment that gets detailed feedback from the instructor and is then rewritten by the student
  • Initially there are three "W" courses - all in the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum
    • ENGL 1320
    • PHIL 1313
    • HIST 2311
  • If successful, the QEP will be extended to courses in all the majors
  • Students will have an on-line portfolio of their "W" assignments
  • The QEP agrees with the mission and vision of the University
  • Improving the level of student writing will raise the image of the university
  • Improving the level of student will provide benefits to individual students and society in general

Short videos about the QEP