Quality Enhancement Plan

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What is the "QEP"? 

QEP stands for "Quality Enhancement Plan." In short, a QEP is a plan to implement and assess a focused set of initiatives designed to improve student learning across the university. While a QEP is a required element of university accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), it is more than a hoop to jump through or a way for an outside agency to check up on the university: it is an opportunity to strengthen the educational experiences of ECU students because it focuses on improving the future. For more information about what a QEP is, visit the SACS Commission on Colleges website at http://sacscoc.org.

CU's Quality Enhancement Plan--"Write Where You Belong"--is a multi-faceted, multi-year project to integrate, align, and reinforce writing instruction for students from the day that they begin their first classes at ECU to the day that they complete their degrees and transition into the workplace or advanced study.

QEP Support for Faculty and Students

As part of our QEP, ECU has made several big changes to help our students become stronger writers. These changes include
A larger, more welcoming University Writing Center with additional peer consultants to work with students and faculty from all disciplines.

A revised Writing Foundations curriculum that includes a new, sophomore-level composition course that is designed to help students transition into writing in their major areas.

A Writing Mentors program that embeds writing consultants in writing-intensive (WI) courses across the curriculum.

A faculty Writing Liaisons program that enriches communication about writing expectations and the needs of student writers across campus.

Additional professional development opportunities for faculty to explore writing in their disciplines and expand their strategies for helping student writers.

A University Writing Portfolio, linked to WI courses, that will help students develop an awareness of how their writing changes and evolves during their time at ECU. Further information about the University Writing Portfolio can be found to the right.

A website, Writing@ECU, that brings together writing-related resources for students, faculty, advisors, and community members.

QEP Assessment Reports

2016-17 Assessment Report (PDF)
2015-16 Assessment Report (PDF)

2014-15 Assessment Report (PDF)
2013-14 Assessment Report (PDF)
Additional QEP Information

University Writing Portfolio (UWPort)

Student Instructions

  • How to access and register for iwebfolio:  PDF  ll  Video

  • How to set up your UWPort: PDF  ll  Video

  • How to give your instructor access/permission to view your UWPort:  PDF  ll  Video

  • How to upload materials from your WI courses: PDF  ll Video

  • How to upload large (>250 MB) files:  PDF ll  Video

  • UWPort FAQ and Troubleshooting:  PDF

  • Complete UWPort Students' Guide: PDF

Faculty Instructions

Additional UWPort Information for Faculty