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Partnering Academics and Community Engagement (PACE). Open Meetings Spring 2014. WHAT is a QEP ?. A Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is a statement of what we will be doing over the next five years to improve some aspect of student learning

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What is a qep
WHAT is a QEP ?

  • A Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is a statement of what we will be doing over the next five years to improve some aspect of student learning

  • Aligned with institutional objectives, planning, and priorities

  • Required for our reaffirmation of SACS Accreditation

Our qep s focus
Our QEP’s Focus

  • Partnering Academics and Community Engagement (PACE)

    • Focus is on student engagement through community projects that enhance learning

    • Related to service learning

    • Projects will be level-appropriateand aligned specifically with course/curricular outcomes

      • Across the disciplines

      • Core through upper division

What s in it for students
“What’s in it for students?”

  • Enhanced critical thinking and problem-solving abilities

  • Enhanced self efficacy, appreciation of diversity

  • Applications of higher-order thinking tasks

  • Increases in civic engagementand a sense of citizenship

  • Enhanced social responsibility

  • Concrete experience with disciplinary subject matter

What s in it for faculty
“What’s in it for faculty?”

  • Support for community engagement within courses

  • Training opportunities

    • Community Engagement Academy

  • Funding Opportunities

  • Professional Development Opportunities

    • Scholarship

    • Conference

    • Travel funds

Action plan for pace
Action Plan for PACE

Our Action Plan for PACEstems from community engagement literature (Bringle & Hatcher, 1996):

  • Planning activities

  • Awareness activities

  • Prototype activities

  • Resource activities

  • Expansion activities

  • Research and Recognition activities

  • Monitoring and Evaluation activities

Which classes and when
Which classes (and when)?

  • 5-year implementation (Fall 2014-Spring 2019)

  • Fall 2014

    • CSU 1022 sections

  • Spring 2015

    • Sections of selected Core classes

  • Fall 2015

    • Continue CSU 1022, Core, add Upper Division classes

  • Rest of 5-year rollout

    • Continue to expand and grow courses

But what else
But what else?

  • Student Mentor Teams/Team Leaders

    • Focused specifically on mentoring students in PACE courses

  • Community Engagement Conference

    • Midway through the 5 year rollout, host a regional Community Engagement Conference at Clayton State

    • Highlight the work that has been done in academic community

    • Students, faculty, and community partners present

  • Continued training and professional development

But what else1
But what else?

  • Merit Badges

    • To help students highlight and document course-related projects and experiences; merit badge can be received upon successful completion of a course project

  • Graduation recognition

    • 200 or more community service hours over their time at Clayton State, eligible for an additional honor at graduation

    • Hours can be earned in any verifiable fashion, including hours earned during community-engaged courses and those in the co-curricular transcript

Permanent qep committees
“Permanent” QEP Committees

  • Implementation Committee

  • Data Committee

  • Advisory Board

  • Memberships on these bodies, with select exceptions, will rotate over the course of the five years of implementation in a staggered fashion to maintain institutional memory.

  • We need representation from students, staff, faculty, AND the community!