The Tulane "Big Idea". Quality Enhancement Plan suggestions March 19, 2009. Why Look for “Big Ideas?”.
Quality Enhancement Plan suggestions
March 19, 2009
Hard to miss the QEP’s efforts this past semester…
January 28, 2009; Nalty Commons , LBC
Big Idea T-Shirts and Faculty Reception
January 28, 2009; 1934 Club, LBC
Big Idea Faculty Reception
January 18, 2009; LBC and Quad
An “Only in New Orleans” (and only during Mardi Gras) way to solicit “BIG” Ideas. It was big….
PURPOSEFUL ENGAGEMENT IN LEARNING
Students learn more when they are engaged at reasonably high levels in a variety of educationally purposeful activities, inside and outside of the classroom.
(Astin, 1984; Kuh, Douglas, Lund & Ramin-Gyurnek, 1994; Kuh,Schuh, Whitt & Associates, 1991; Pascarella & Terenzini, 1991; Tinto,1987)
(Kuh, Kinzie, Buckley, Bridges and Hayek, 2007)
Engaging across Curricular Boundaries
The world and New Orleans face multifaceted problems, among them, the economy, health and education. All demand interdisciplinary approaches and are interrelated.
Overcoming disciplinary boundaries to address difficult, multifaceted problems and look at the “big picture”
Engaged Teaching and Learning
Unlike our peer institutions, we do not have a campus-wide clearinghouse for information and resources relevant to teaching, learning, pedagogy, and instructional issues.
The Teaching-Learning Center
Engaged teaching and learning is at the core of TLC’s mission, based on a broad understanding of engagement as:
Engaged Mentorship and Support
Peer mentors would meet at least twice over lunch with their cohort at critical times in the semester. During the add period and during pre registration.
Alum Mentoring would start in junior/senior year and would complement career advising.
Engaging the world
Current Graduate Students Mentor Undergraduates Contemplating Graduate/Professional School
Engaging with faculty in discovery
Developing research skills is vital to students’ future academic and professional endeavors.
Research experiences are dependent on helping students become skilled and critical users of information resources.
An overarching principle in guiding our selection of a QEP topic is to stay true to our mission as a university: to help our students academically and enhance their learning while at Tulane.
Contact the QEP Task Force: