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Quality Enhancement Plan Improving Student Learning for Life-long Success. Tennessee Technological University. How much do Students Remember?. Five-minute University. Implications. Memory for Factual Information Should not be the Primary Focus of Higher Education.

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Quality enhancement plan improving student learning for life long success

Quality Enhancement Plan

Improving Student Learning for Life-long Success

Tennessee Technological University


How much do students remember
How much do Students Remember?

Five-minute University


Implications
Implications

  • Memory for Factual Information Should not be the Primary Focus of Higher Education.

  • Focus on Changing Students’ Abilities to Think, Interpret and Solve Novel Problems.

  • Assess Students’ Abilities to Think, Interpret, and Solve Novel Problems.


What is the qep
What is the QEP?

  • Quality Enhancement Plan

  • Focused plan for improving student learning

  • 5 year monitoring of progress

  • Identified Weakness

  • New Initiative


Elements of a successful qep
Elements of a Successful QEP

Improving Student Learning

Broad Campus Involvement

Effective Methods of Assessment

Supports Vision/ Goals of Institution

Supported by Research Findings

Identified Weakness


Goals of qep committee
Goals of QEP Committee

Identify

Weaknesses in

Student Learning

Suggest

Topics &

Strategies

Vision

Improved

Life-long

Success


Skills graduates need for success
Skills Graduates need for Success

# 1 for Faculty = Critical Thinking

# 1 for Students = Real World Problem Solving

# 1 from Employer Survey = Problem Solving


Ttu qep
TTU QEP

Improve critical thinking/real world problem solving skills through the use of active learning strategies.

  • With emphasis on communication skills

  • With emphasis on teamwork skills

  • With emphasis on creative thinking


Associated benefits
Associated Benefits

More Student Engagement

&

Higher Student Retention

Active Learning

Improved

Confidence

&

Life-long Success



Successful qep grants
Successful QEP Grants

  • Focus on TTU students’ critical thinking/real-world problem solving

  • Clearly use active learning strategies

  • New initiative

  • Significant impact

  • Clear budget and budget justification

  • Innovative

  • Clear goals and action plan

  • Appropriate assessment



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