The QEP at ECU: Write Where You Belong
ECU’s Quality Enhancement Plan--“Write Where You Belong”--is a multi-faceted, multi-year project to create an integrated, aligned, and cutting-edge writing curriculum that stretches from the day that students begin their first classes at ECU to the day that they complete their degrees and move into the workplace or advanced study. The goal of the QEP is to identify, implement, assess, and sustain a series of far-reaching initiatives that will empower students to write effectively in a variety of academic, professional, and community contexts. As a central component of the university’s reaccreditation process with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (www.sacs.org), the QEP provides a rare opportunity to rethink how and where instruction in writing is provided for ECU students.
During the 2011-2012 academic year, the QEP Council, a group of over 35 faculty, staff, and students from across the ECU campus, will research the current writing abilities of our students and gather information from faculty, staff, alumni, and local professionals about the kinds of writing students need to do to succeed at ECU and beyond. From this research, the Council will identify a set of student learning outcomes for the QEP, plan several research-based initiatives to help our students meet those learning outcomes, and develop means to measure the effectiveness of the initiatives so that the university enters into a continuous cycle of assessing and improving students’ educational experiences.
For more information about our QEP, click here to visit our website.